The reigning WURA 1 of Fuji T’o Bam, Akeem Okiki, stormed the venue of the 2016 Goldberg Fuji talent hunt selection party held in Ilesa, Osun State with some words of advice for the participating artistes to be focused and disciplined on stage to win the crown.
Okiki, an Osun State-based fuji artiste, who won the grand prize for the Season 3 of the annual contest at the Trans Amusement Park, Ibadan, where the grand finale of the competition held in 2015, disclosed that he learnt a lot of lessons through participating in the competition.
According to him, anybody who would triumph in the contest must be ready to satisfy the judges; whom he said are veterans in Fuji music. “The judges have their standards that any successful contestant must meet; otherwise such artistes would be shown the exit door out of the competition”.
Okiki thereafter performed to the delight of guests and fans that thronged the Waterside Centre, Ayeso Area in Ilesa, venue of the selection party.
Meanwhile, each of the participating artistes took turns to thrill their fans and other Fuji enthusiasts, while the judges led by Muyideen Iyanda, Governor, Fuji Musicians Association of Nigeria (FUMAN), Osun State assessed their performances. Two other judges present at the occasion were ace broadcaster, Adebayo Faleke and Wasiu Alagbe Olaiya.
The judges finally selected Fatai Adeniyi, Ayoola Olowookere, Yemi Oluwasegun, Ololade Isiaka and Ilesanmi Sogo as they were exceptionally outstanding for stage crafts and renditions. They would join successful contenders from other locations for the quarter final, which would later hold in Oyo town, Oyo State.
Iyanda, an old-timer in the Fuji industry admonished the contestants to continue to be good ambassadors of Goldberg lager beer and Fuji music as the two have created a niche that will remain strong in the history of entertainment, particularly, Fuji music in Nigeria.