Iyanda Sawaba, a famous musician from Fuji, passed away at the age of 71
Iyanda Sawaba Abisodun, often recognized as Pata Olokun or Easy Sawaba, was a renowned Fuji artist who recently passed away. The renowned Fuji musician, who was born and raised in Ibadan, passed away in the wee morning of Wednesday at the University Medical Center, UCH, in Ibadan, Oyo State. On Wednesday, April 6th, 2022, the great Fuji composer breathed his last. He was 71 years old at the time of his death. At this time, the reason behind his demise remains unclear. In the 1970s and 1980s, the seasoned Fuji artist was a formidable force within the Fiji music scene with his constant hits and chartbusters putting Fiji music on the world map.
Who was Iyanda Sawaba? (Wiki, Age, Bio)
Ile Aperin, in the Orita- Aperin neighborhood of Ibadan, Oyo State, Africa, had been the hometown of the deceased Fuji legendary musician. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Iyanda Sawaba, who was born in Ghana on November 11, 1951, found a huge way inside the Fuji Entertainment business. He released around 22 recordings, including ‘Suru,’ ‘Igbo Odaju,’ ‘Pata Olokun,’ ‘Ayetoto,’ and ‘Oroseniwo,’ amongst many others, under the old Adetunji Records label, which was headed by the deceased Olubadan of Ibadanland, Akanmu Adetunji. Whenever the dominance battle here between the previous and General Kollington Ayinla was fierce, Iyanda Sawaba grew increasingly successful with his leadership position amongst some of the contemporary younger crowd of Fuji artists who backed the deceased Fuji legend, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister. In 1992, Iyanda Sawaba was contracted to the Keji Okunowo-led bankrupt Sony Record label, wherein he recorded “Message,” a popular record composed by Laolu Akins.
What was Iyanda Sawaba doing recently? (Cause of Death, Obituary)
Just at age of 67, he launched his final confirmed record, “Correction,” in 2018. In August of this year, the deceased musician gave a performance at KOF Sports Cafe. Inside a week of March 2022, Iyanda Sawaba was sighted in Lagos at the inaugural seminar in honor of the late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, which was hosted at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Ikeja. In August of 2019, he also played at KOF Sports Cafe. The Fuji musicians community was inspired by Iyanda and has expressed heavy grief at the loss of a legendary artist’s passing away. There are generations of people who have grown up on Iyanda Sawaba’s music and they all paid tributes to the legendary musician for the last time.
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