This Article on Alh. Wasiu Alabi Pasuma hopes to celebrate and recognize the work this iconic singer has done over the years. I grew up listening to his music and I’m still grooving to his danceable and melodious music and I believe many of us do too.
Pasuma is one of the great fuji musicians in Nigeria. he has many kids. A lot of people, especially, Pasuma’s fans, know that he has never married but has 10 children (8 girls and 2 boys) from three women. The children are Wasilat, Barakat, Amirah, Opeyemi, Sultan, Waris, and Aliyah. The rest three (3) children’s names are unknown. Most of Pasuma’s children live in abroad.
Alh. Wasiu Alabi Pasuma popularly known by his stage name as OGA NLA fuji 1. Pasuma is one of the Nigerian richest and gifted Nigerian Fuji musicians of all time. Pasuma is a Nigerian film actor and Fuji musician. He’s one of the most celebrated Fuji musicians in Nigeria who has been in the entertainment scene for many years. Alh. Pasuma is currently taking the lead in the Fuji world, with many wealth and awards to back up his reputation.
Early Life And Background
Alh. Wasiu Alabi Pasuma popularly called Pasuma AKA (Oga Nla 1). Alh. Pasuma was born on the 27th of November 1967 at Mushin in Lagos State, although he is of Kwara State origin, North Central, Nigeria. he spent the best part of his childhood as a MUSHIN, Pasuma is vividly a native of Oro which is one of the largest cities in Kwara state. As it is common in the entertainment world, he has been given so many nicknames amongst them are “Oga Nla 1’’, “Ijoba Fuji’’, “Anabi Omole’’, “Omo Iyawo Anabi’’, ” African Puff Daddy”, etc. His songs are dish out in Yoruba-oriented flavor and widely listened to by an audience dominated by the Yoruba’s, they have hit the highest point of sales in the South West – the base of the Yoruba’s in the country.
Pasuma had his primary school education at a Muslim mission primary school from 1973 to 1979 after which he moved to a Nigerian model high school, from 1979 to 1984 for his secondary school education. Pasuma officially started his musical career in 1984 but only had the opportunity to record his first album in 1993 which was titled, “Recognition”. He released his second studio album the following year which was 1994. That was how his journey into music started.
Fuji Music Career
Pasuma Wonder’s debut album “Recognition” was released in 1993. He has worked with several recording artists, such as Bola Abimbola and King Sunny Ade, and has featured in Nigerian films such as Iyanje and Alenibare. After his second album, “Choices” a subsequent album in 1995 followed titled, “Orobokibo” which earned him an award as the best Fuji artiste at the FMA awards. He has played in several Benson and Hedges concerts from 1996 to 1998 and continues to perform in several other concerts both in Nigeria and abroad. He has released consistently over 30 studio albums. His last album, not included on the earlier list –Money Making Machine (MMM) – is still topping music charts in Nigeria barely two weeks of its release.
Hip-hop Music Career
Alh. Pasuma teamed up with the defunct Nigerian hip-hop music group. that consisted of Eedris Abdulkareem, Tony Tetuila, and Eddy Remedy to release a groundbreaking single title ‘Jealousy’ in the Late 90s. Oga Nla released his hip-hop debut album in 2016, making him the first and the last fuji musician to have released a hip-hop album thas has 16 tracks which featured A-list artistes in the Hip-hop scene. Patoranking, Phyno, Oritse Femi, Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Frankie Free, and Qdot all featured on the album. He has done many collaborations with both the Old schools and the Contemporaries(New schools). There is a rumour that there is a likelihood of him and Burna boy coming together to bless our ears with Crazy Jamz.
His singles so far
Iseju Meji (Ft 9ice), Whyne am, Kowale, Change, Action (ft Olamide), Quality, Olorun Oje (ft Q dot), Am on fire (ft Phyno), Labe igi (ft Oritshe Femi), Oruka, Our Lagos (ft Patoranking), Ife (Ft Tiwa Savage), ogede ti pon, Abo, Oganla (ft Olamide & Lil Kesh), Amen (ft Davido)
Number of His Albums
Recognition, Choice, Orobokibo, Computer, The man, Confidence, London experience, London Scope, African Puff Daddy, Entertainer, Americana, Extravaganza, Desperado, High level and joker (2in1), Judgment, Unique and superior (2in1), Fuji Motion, Maintain and Sustain (2in1), Initiator, Importer and exporter (2 in 1), Stability, In and out, Brainbox and Stadium (2in1), Infinity, Role Model, Feel it, Ability, Yankee Party Time, Sure pass, Influential, Purity, December tonic, Torin tilu, My World (Hip-hop album), Me, Myself and I, Gateway, Undefeated, Compatibility, Gamechanger, Goodness and Mercy, Wisdom and Maturity, Gratitude, Testimony and Advice, Hello and 2020, MMM (Money Making Machine)
His Recent Interview
Pasuma disclosed in a recent interview that he initiated his music career at his much-admired Mushin where he began his life. In 1983, the well known Fuji star began putting words together to form his musical compositions. Meanwhile, he couldn’t have begun this course in any place other than his greatly-adored Mushin. As his first try to create an album, he was able to come up with “Recognition’’ in 1993. The debut album became a success to his career and gradually, his fame grew within and beyond Mushin to other parts of Nigeria even extending to some neighboring countries.
Awards and Recognitions
City People Music Award for Fuji Artiste of the Year 2014, 2015,2018. Nigeria Entertainment Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year 2015. Pasuma is the first fuji musician to have collaborated with Hip hop artistes in Nigeria.
Alh. Wasiu Alabi Pasuma Net worth
Wasiu Alabi Pasuma is a very talented and productive musician, he releases about five albums each year. The estimated net worth of Pasuma Wonder is N750million as of 2020. Besides this, he has a lot of investments including real estate.
Conclusion on Wasiu Alabi Pasuma
Alh. Wasiu Alabi Pasuma is not ready to retire but keeps going higher. The Oga Nla himself keeps giving us back tock. He is indeed a legend in the game. Feel free to add your opinion and thoughts about him in the comment section below because You know him more than we do, so the stage is yours to show us how well you know alhaji.
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