Top music star Fuji dies in Ibadan [PHOTO]
Popular Fuji Music star, Iyanda Isiaka Sawaba has passed away, POLITICS NIGERIA has learned.
This newspaper collected that Sawaba died at UCH, Ibadan, Oyo State after suffering a partial stroke. He was rushed to hospital after collapsing while returning from a party two weeks ago.
According to a reliable source, he has since been on oxygen at the UCH intensive unit.
His death sent shockwaves through the Fuji music industry. Southwest Nigeria.
Sawaba debuted with Omo Ewenla Tide’gbale from the stable of Olumo Records in 1974.
Sixty-six-year-old Easy Sawaba dominated the first half of the 1980s with his famous album Pata-Olokun.
Iyanda Sawaba as he is also affectionately known has released over twenty two albums including Suru, Igbo Odaju, Pata Olokun, Ayetoto and Oroseniwo among others from the stable of former Adetunji Records (Babalaje Records) owned by the present Olubadan of the land of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1.
He became more popular with his prominent role among the younger generation of Fuji musicians who supported Fuij’s late icon, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, when the supremacy rivalry between the elder and General Kollington Ayinla was hot.