Nigerian Fuji icon, Pasuma is grieved by the present state of Fuji music in the country. The veteran singer was on Instagram Live with Nigerian artress, Toyin Abraham and he had few things to say.
In his statement, he could barely name a handful of new generation Fuji musicians still keeping the genre alive.
He is sadden by the high rise of new school Fuji artistes switching to the more mainstream pop genre — which he erreonously called “Hiphop”. Pointing at the trajectory of Destiny Boy’s releases to make a case.
In his words, “It is sad that budding fuji artistes now prefer to sing hip-hop. After Shanko Rasheed and his set, we are yet to find other young artistes doing fuji music. Even Destiny Boy that was meant to do fuji has decided to focus on hip-hop.”
However, Pasuma is working on stringent steps to resuscitate the genre. One of which is organising a talent hunt to discover new Fuji artistes.
“After this COVID-19 pandemic, we have plans to organise a competition for talented fuji artistes.
We keep seeing the same faces in fuji music circles, unlike the hip-hop genre where new talents are discovered every time. We would do whatever we can to grow fuji music”, he said.