Call him a silent achiever and you would not be wrong. For talented Fuji music king, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (K1)’s sing-alike, Alhaji Ramoni Akanni a.k.a. Raymon King (RK1), being a Fuji artiste has been a success story. Adjudged by many as the closest to K1’s style in terms of rhythm, lyrics and tone, “Lecturer” as the Ogbomosho, Oyo State, born musician is also fondly called by fans, has kept eating the fruits of his labour in music and the “three” bearing the fruits has continued growing greener.
Recent Findings have shown that the artiste who started singing in the early 80’s has, from proceeds from his art, built 6 palatial houses both in Ogbomosho and Ibadan, Oyo State, and he is still not resting on his oars as he has also acquired another percel of land to build his 7th house.
For the records, the artiste who has taken his music to London, America and France on several occassions, has 6 houses in different choice locations in Ogbomosho and he only completed his 6th house in the heart of Ibadan, early 2015. Moreover, just beside his Ibadan new residence, he has bought another percel of land to put up another structure sometime soon.
It is also instructive to add that RK1 is one of the few Fuji artistes who have full ultra-modern musical instruments of his own he performs with as well as a multi-million naira truck in which the instruments are transported. And he is also one of the few who can boasts of having a standard bus for his band’s men to travel in, wherever they have shows in Nigeria.
RK1 who just put finishing touches to a new album set for release early 2016, is by nature not an artiste who brag about God’s blessings in his life but it took a painstaking journalistic digging to discover his silent achievement which dwarfs what some Fuji artistes had been parading as unprecedented achievement.