Saheed Osupa mourns veteran Fuji musician Iyanda Sawaba

Saheed Osupa

Fuji musician Saheed Osupa has mourned his senior colleague Iyanda Sawaba popularly known as Easy Sawaba who died at age 71.

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

Reacting to the loss in an Instagram post on Wednesday, Osupa described his death as shocking adding that “it is an irreparable loss to Fuji music.”

“The news of your death came to me as a shock, it is an irreparable loss to Fuji music, however, no one can stop anyone’s journey to the great beyond when time ripens. RIP Alhaji Iyanda Sawaba Ewenla,” he wrote.

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.

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.