Veteran Nigerian Fuji musician, Alhaji Iyanda Isiaka Sawaba, died on Tuesday, April 6, 2022, at the age of 71. Fondly referred to as Easy Sawaba, it was gathered that the Ibadan-based Fuji icon died at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, after suffering a partial stroke.
Here are some things to know about the late Fuji maestro, Alhaji Sawaba:
º Although the Fuji musician was a native of Ile Aperin, Ibadan, Oyo State, he was born in Ghana on, November 11, 1951. However, the highlight of his career in the music industry was in the 1970s and 1980s, as he was a great force to reckon in the industry.
º He became more popular with his leading role among the then younger generation of Fuji musicians who supported the late Fuji icon, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, when the supremacy rivalry between the former and General Kollington Ayinla was red hot.
º He has been credited to have released over 20 albums. At 67, he released his last album titled, Correction, in 2018.
º The late Fuji singer was formerly signed to old Adetunji Records (Babalaje Records) owned by the late Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji. He later pitched his tent with the Keji Okunowo-led defunct Sony Music in 1992 where he released a successful album dubbed Message, produced by Laolu Akins.