Fuji music czar, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall a.k.a. K1 de Ultimate, is bereaved. The ‘Talazo’ exponent, an inside source told Global Excellence magazine, lost his lead vocalist simply called ‘Dipo this (Sunday) evening.
Also, the only saxophonist on the ‘Ultimate Band’ known as Joel, reportedly fell into coma on Saturday due to undisclosed ailment.
The source in the know, who described the deceased ‘Dipo as ‘a gentleman to the core’, said that on Saturday when team members called to inform him of a show due for Sunday (today) evening at Oduduwa Street at GRA, Ikeja, he complained that he had been unable to sleep for some days.
“We called to tell him about today’s show at Oduduwa GRA but he said he was sick and had not been able to sleep for some days. When we called later, we were told that he had been taken to hospital for treatment. Later, he called back and said he was fine, only to hear he has died this afternoon,” the source informed.
The source denied knowledge of the nature of the saxophonist, Joel’s ailment but said he was still in coma as at when Global Excellence magazine got the information.
Nonetheless, the GRA Ikeja Sunday (this) night show would go on as planned, according to the source, “because Alhaji (K1) can’t afford to disappoint the organizers who are social influencers and had taken time to plan for the event, though he (K1) won’t be in the right frame of mind because ‘Dipo was one of his most loyal boys.”
It was gathered that a few band members who are close to the deceased and the sick might not honour the Sunday night engagement with the team.
A top member of K1 musical team confirmed the story.