Fuji Star Pasuma Opens Up About His Humble Beginnings

Fuji Star Pasuma Opens Up About His Humble Beginnings

In a recent interview, Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo sat down with the renowned Fuji sensation, Pasuma, to delve into the intricacies of his life and career.

Born Wasiu Alabi Odetola on November 27, Pasuma, also known as Oganla Gauzu Fuji Ijoba Fuji, is not only a celebrated Fuji musician but also a notable Nigerian film actor. Growing up in the Mushin area of Lagos State, Pasuma credits much of his success to his mother, Alhaja Adijat Kubura Odetola, fondly called Iyawo Anobi, who raised him single-handedly.

Pasuma's musical journey began in 1984 when he started writing his own songs, drawing inspiration from his role model, K1 De Ultimate. His debut album, following the success of K1 De Ultimate's "TALAZO 84," was released in 1993, marking the start of a prolific career. Since then, Pasuma has released over 30 albums, solidifying his position as one of Nigeria's most successful Fuji musicians. He has also ventured into acting, starring in several Nigerian movies such as "Ololufe," "Alenibare," "Under the Carpet," and "Gang of Lagos."

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pasuma remained dedicated to his craft, releasing the album "MMM" (Money Making Machine) in an effort to keep his fans entertained during lockdowns and restrictions on gatherings. The album not only maintained his popularity but also garnered critical acclaim, particularly among younger audiences less familiar with the Fuji genre.

Pasuma's achievements extend beyond music and film, as he was honored with the Best International Music Video award at the 2021 Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards). In 2022, he continued to captivate audiences with his music, releasing the critically acclaimed Afro-fuji single "Omo Ologo" featuring Qdot, followed by two Fuji albums titled "Legendary" and "December Tonic: Human Nature."

Throughout his career, Pasuma remains grateful for his blessings, including his wonderful children, and continues to be a prominent figure in both the Nigerian music and film industries.

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