Veteran Fuji musician Iyanda Sawaba is dead

Veteran Fuji musician Iyanda Sawaba popularly known as Easy Sawaba has died.

The musician died at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday after suffering a partial stroke.

Before his death, Sawaba aged 71, attended the colloquium of late veteran musician Sikiru Ayinde Barrister at the Raddison Blue Hotel in Lagos State in March 22022.

Sawaba had a major career in the Fuji music industry in the 1970s and 1980s.

He released more than 22 albums, including Suru, Igbo Odaju, Pata Olokun, Ayetoto and Oroseniwo among others from the stable of old Adetunji Records (Babalaje Records) owned by the immediate past Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.

He became more popular with his leading role among the then younger generation of Fuji musicians who supported the Sikiru Ayinde Barrister during his rivalry with General Kollington Ayinla.

Sawaba was signed on the stable of the Keji Okunowo-led defunct Sony Music in 1992 where he released ‘Message,’ an album produced by Laolu Akins.

His album Correction was released in 2018.