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Top Fuji Music Star Dies in Ibadan

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Iyanda Isiaka Sawaba, a well-known Fuji musician, has died.

Sawaba died at the University College Hospital Ibadan in Oyo State, following a partial stroke after falling on his way home from a party two weeks ago.

The source noted that he has been on oxygen at UCH’s Intensive Unit since then.

Sawaba hails from Ile Aperin in the Orita- Aperin neighbourhood of Ibadan, Oyo State, and was born in Ghana on November 11, 1951.

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In 1974, Sawaba made his debut with Omo Ewenla Tide’gbale from the Olumo Records stable.

Easy Sawaba who was 66 years old at the time he ruled the first half of the 1980s with his iconic Pata-Olokun record.
Suru, Igbo Odaju, Pata Olokun, Ayetoto, and Oroseniwo are among the albums released by Iyanda Sawaba from the stable of old Adetunji Records (Babalaje Records), which is owned by the current Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1.

When the supremacy competition between the former and General Kollington Ayinla was raging, he became more popular for his prominent role among the younger generation of Fuji singers who backed the late Fuij icon, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister.

His death has sent shockwaves across the Fuji Music Industry.

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