3101 Media presents FUJI: A OPERA, a multi-dimensional entertainment platform which deconstructs the fuji music genre from its enigmatic past and re-imagines it for a new generation of music fans and culture lovers.
From Monday 14th to Saturday 19th December, FUJI: A Opera will explore the belligerent past of a genre that started as Ajiwere, folk music for Islamic worshippers at Ramadan, and its transformation to reference sound for contemporary Nigerian pop music.
Highlights of the week will include
(i) Arich multi-visual exhibition of Fuji sub-culture seen through archival recordings, costumes and memorabilia. The exhibition will serve as the official launch of the FUJI: A Opera merchandise collection;
(ii) An Audience With KWAM 1, presented in partnership with FUMAN (the Fuji Musicians Association of Nigeria). This will be a 2-hour lecture exploring the evolution of Fuji Music – Past, Present, and Future; and
(iii) A Live Music Showcase – an Invitation-Only live set, featuring two icons of the genre – King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall and Saheed Osupa.
FUJI: A Opera is scheduled to hold at the Alliance Française de Lagos/ The Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos. Select events will be open to members of the public via registration on the FUJI: A Opera social pages.
Join us this December as we pay homage to an enduring past and re-imagine the future of FUJI Music. Follow the conversation now @fujiopera on social media.
Jhybo teams up with the legendary Fuji artist Pasuma for this end of year festive groove called ‘Omo Ele‘.
“Omo Ele” is a fusion of rap/sing with alujo fuji. The song was produced with 80% live instrumentation to give it a unique feel merging the 2 genres. A street love song appreciating a lady that is loyal to her relationship with her partner.
Produced by Bahdman Clarke and mixed/mastered by Ice-Berg Beatz.
Kel took to Twitter to recount the experience that made her give up on Nigerian men.
The Nigerian rapper said no Nigerian man can shock her again after her last experience from a married man who went to great lengths to conceal his marital status.
She tweeted: “The time I knew no Nigerian man could shock me again was after I dated a dude with an imaginary dead twin brother in an imaginary accident which caused his knee problems (another side story), just to explain the existence of a female presence in his life, which was his own wife.”