Haruna Ishola, a popular fuji musician, has revealed that King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly known as KWAM 1, has been instrumental in his career success and he continues to open doors for young talents.
According to Haruna-Ishola, “Wasiu Ayinde continues to open doors for young talents through his music style. Many of us who keyed into his voice and performance style got fully accepted and loved by him. At several points of my visits to him, K1 would always give me more hints on music as well as share career experiences with me. HIs influence in my career so far is immeasurable”.
The son of late Apala music legend, Haruna Ishola and brother of musician, Musiliu Haruna Ishola, spoke further on the need for more training among musicians, specifically younger ones.
According to him: “The music industry continues to change and grow with fresher ideas. For us to key into global advancements and rejuvenated audience tastes, we musicians and composers must also submit ourselves for more knowledge as well as give room for digital approaches- ranging from music administration to content marketing and performance management among other areas.”
Also versatile in singing Apala music, Wasiu Haruna Ishola combines the tunes of Apala and Fuji music in his performances in creating a unique niche for his brand.
The man, who floated his professional band in 1997, has performed at several locations across the country and abroad. With stage name “L1”, he has three music albums to his credit; which are Lagunja, With Time and Apala Classics.