Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has admonished Nigerians to always stand by the truth in their daily lives in order to honour God and secure His intervention. Osinbajo gave the charge in a sermon he delivered on Sunday to the congregation at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Jesus House, Silverbird Entertainment Centre, Central Area, Abuja. In the sermon,…
By CHRISTY ANYANWU
fuji sensation, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal a.k.a Kwam 1, is indeed homely, down to earth and unassuming as he welcomed me to his Ijebu Ode country home lately. Ayinde who recently clocked 60 years talked to Sunday Sun about his firsts. Excerpts:
Your first day on stage?
As a professional, I started when I was 15 and ever since I have been doing music.
First big break?
It was an event I went for on the Island and definitely a lot of people were there. A lot of my mates, junior ones and senior ones. Some saw me and said, “Oh, he is playing music” and those that saw me later said “oh, we saw you on stage”. Instantly, I became a role model for them. Everybody wants to be like me.
My first car was a Volkswagen Beetle 1300. I dashed it out when I got another car.
A pussycat, that was the first pet I got. It’s colours were white and black. But it died.
I made my first million naira when I was 19 years. Aside music, I was a Customs clearing agent at Apapa Wharf then.
My first album was made in 1979. It was titled, Iba. When we first came out, we also appealed to people like “I throw my respect o.”
First musical video?
I think it was from my second album I made my first musical video. It was titled, Talazo.
Ever smoked cigarettes?
I was 18 years and I never liked it. I coughed terribly. I stopped and I didn’t try smoking since then.
I enjoy myself. I love my Chelsea.
My first girlfriend gave birth to my first child and that was 40 years ago. I was living at Isale Eko then.
First trip abroad?
That was in 1976. It was beautiful and out of this world. I felt good.
First designer wear and watch?
It was by Dakova, my friend. I also love Vivid Imagination, my friend too. My first designer’s watch was by Piaget Abel.
— 14th May 2017
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Entertainment— 14th May 2017
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South-West Report— 11th May 2017
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Abuja Metro— 10th May 2017
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Oriental News— 10th May 2017
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Features— 13th May 2017
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Literary Review— 13th May 2017
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Lifeline— 12th May 2017
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Education Review— 10th May 2017
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TSWeekend— 12th May 2017
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