Adewale Ayuba Biography
Adewale Ayuba popularly known as Ayuba, Mr. Johnson and the Bonsue-fuji maestro was born May 6, 1966, in Ikenne Remo, Ogun State Nigeria. He is a Nigerian singer known for singing Fuji music. Ayuba is the last child of his parents
Adewale Ayuba Age.
Ayuba was born on 6 May 1966. He is 53 years old as of 2019.
Adewale Ayuba Net Worth.
He has an estimated networth of 400 million Naira as of 2019.
Adewale Ayuba Early Life.
He grew up as a child singer. By the age of eight, he started singing at Local Musical Competitions and fiestas in Ikenne. This led to his option for music as a career after his secondary school education at Remo, Secondary School, Sagamu, Ogun State.
Adewale Ayuba Wife
He is married with six children. Ayuba met his wife Azukaego Kwentoh at a cafeteria in Queens Borough Community College where he studied and they got married in 1989. Azukaego Kwentoh is from Onitsha-Oke, Anambra State, southeastern Nigeria. His first daughter Tiwalade Jetawo did her first degree (BSc) in Bowen University, Iwo, in Osun State.
Adewale Ayuba Career.
Ayuba began singing as a child. His father was an amateur singer but reinforced the value of education, making his son agree to focus on his education during the week and allowing him to practice his music on Saturday.
Since signing his first record deal in the 1980s, he has released 15 albums in Nigeria and four internationally. His music career took center-stage and in a bid to carve a niche for himself, he made his first album IBERE (Beginning) at the age of 17. His rise in the Fuji Music scene was rapid. In early 1990, Ayuba was signed on by Sony Music (Nigerian) to record an album, Bubble. Bubble released in 1991, brought Ayuba into international prominence.
For the first time in history, a Fuji Music album dominated the scene, topping musical charts for six consecutive months, winning multiple awards at the Nigerian Music Awards, (NMA). It bagged Ayuba the coveted Artiste of the Year Awards, including the Album of the Year Award, Song of the Year Award and Best Fuji Album of the Year Award-four in all. It sold beyond expectations and made Ayuba a mega-star artiste. With the success of Bubble, it becomes obvious that Ayuba had hit the pinnacle of his career in Nigeria.
Ayuba writes all his songs and works hand in hand with his fifteen man-band in his music productions and stage performances. He grew up with his band in his musical career and success. He is the lead singer of his band ‘Ayuba and The Bonsue Fuji Band’. His signature sound in his music is the Yoruba talking drum and sometimes the American percussion.
Ayuba has been crowned as the King of Bonsue Fuji, as he was the original artiste who coined the musical genre as a subgenre of Fuji Music.
n 2013, Ayuba signed on his long-time keen stylist and fashion designer to introduce Bonsue Wears, which boosted awareness of his style around the world. The musician had always loved traditional Yoruba outfits, such as the Shokoto and bubba outfit. He was comfortable performing in the clothes he wore on stage, and they have since defined his signature look. The couture consists of a two-piece attire: a shirt-like top with free opening sleeves, and a pair of matching pants that gather at the knees. The bonsue fashion line blends traditional Yoruba styles with an urban touch.
Adewale Ayuba Songs
- Bonsue T’ajode
- Happy Birthday Ikene Ereke
- Iwa Won
- Knock Knock
- Get Up and Pray
- Ase Olorun Ni (Tribute to Mko Abiola)
- I’m Still Singing
- Bonsuwe Fuji
- Bubble, Pt. 2
- Play for Me, Pt. 1
- Bubble, Pt. 1
- Play for Me, Pt. 2
- Acceleration Medley Part 1
- Acceleration Medley Part 2
- Acceleration Medley Part 3
- Adebale Special Medley
- Adewale Ayuba
- Adewale Na wonder Man Medley Part1
- Adewale Na wonder Man Medley Part2
- Adewale Na wonder Man Medley Part3
- Africa Has the Richest Music
- Alo Mi Alo