Fuji musician King Wasiu Ayinde Mashall popularly known as K1 de Ultimate has distanced himself from a statement made by his aide Kunle Rasheed on BBC Yoruba.
The aide reportedly granted an interview to the BBC Yoruba Service on the face-off between the Fuji maestro and a broadcaster Wole Sorunke also known as MC Murphy on Sunday, where he made disparaging statements against the Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN).
However, in a statement on Monday signed by the same aide Rasheed, K1 said the utterances of the aide during the interview does not in any way represent his views, mindset or that of his organisation.
“K1 wishes to distance himself from the verbal abuse of FIBAN. K1 also wishes to reiterate his respect and partnership with FIBAN and indeed all media practitioners, many of whom are his close friends,” the statement read.
FIBAN president Desmond Nwachukwu had said they were waiting until Wednesday to take action against K1. The group’s members have also been told not to use K1’s songs on their shows.
The Fuji musician is alleged to have assaulted MC Murphy at the 60th birthday party of Oba Abdulfatai Akamo the Olu of Itori in Ewekoro, Ogun State on October 1.