Popular Ibadan-based radio presenter, Kola Olootu has taking to social media to shares a photo of himself with fuji singer Akorede Babatunde “Saheed Osupa”
This comes days after Kola Olootu and Saheed Osupa exchange words on social media.
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Kola Olootu shares a throwback photo of himself and Saheed Osupa and caption it, ” Nobe today”
Recalls that, Kola Olootu had earlier claimed to have arranged how late Fuji maestro, Sikiru Ayinde Balogun, popularly known as Barrister, crown Saheed Osupa as king of Fuji music in 2008.
Olootu said late Barrister did not intentionally crown Osupa as the King of Fuji music and the heir to the art that he pioneered over his industry seniors who were close to him. He added that his role in the arrangement is why his relationship with other prominent Fuji musicians remains needlessly strained.
“We planned it together at my house in Oluyole after Saheed informed me that Baba (Barrister) was coming for his birthday show. I told him to arrange for a crown before Baba arrives and leave the rest of the job to me,” Olootu said.
The broadcaster said Barrister only gave him a passing response to quickly manoeuvre the episode when asked whether he agreed that Osupa was a good musician that should be crowned King of Fuji music.
According to the presenter, Barrister admitted, in benign acquiescence rather than conscious intent, that he would crown Osupa as King of Fuji music, not knowing that a crown had already been arranged.
“When we gave the crown to Baba, he was taken aback and could only exclaim that they had put him in trouble,” he added.
Osupa’s career grew exponentially after the supposed coronation. In 2009 he released “Mr Music,” an album that sold widely, and had three sequels. He has since released tens of wide-selling albums.
But the success of his career might be called into question by Olootu’s claims that he was not crowned as of Barrister’s gesture but that the late legend was tricked into the well-arranged drama.
Olootu vented that the Osupa has not reasonably repaid his ardent labour for the success of his career since he hit the limelight.
“Saheed became popular and made a lot of money after this coronation, he was everywhere, but I, who orchestrated the act, became enemies with everyone.
“My intentions were good, and I love Saheed. Today, he gives people things everywhere, but he never remembers me, who suffered with him when he had nothing,” he added.