one of the greatest forces to reckon with in the Fuji Genre of Nigeria’s music industry Alhaji Isiaka Iyanda Sawaba popularly known as Easy Sawaba, is dead.

He died at Aged 71, Very little is known about the circumstances surrounding his death.

A veteran Fuji musician, Sawaba had a major career in the Fuji music industry in the 1970s and 1980s.

Alh Isiaka with Pensioners’ FM General Manager Babtunde Tiamiyu when last visited the station in 2021

He dropped more than twenty-two albums including Suru, Igbo Odaju, Pata Olokun, Ayetoto and Oroseniwo among others from the stable of old Adetunji Records (Babalaje Records) owned by the present Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1.

He became more Popular with his leading role among the then younger generation of Fuji musicians who supported the late Fuji icon, Sikiru Ayinde Barrister when the supremacy rivalry between the former and General Kollington Ayinla was red hot.

Sawaba was Signed on the Stable of the Keji Okunowo-led defunct Sony Music in 1992 where he released another successful album titled Message as produced by Laolu Akins.

His last know album released in 2018 is titled Correction.

A Music Instrumentalist, Dr Titus Ale has described the death of Alhaji Isiaka Iyanda Sawaba as another big blow to the Nigeria’s Entertainment Industry especially Fuji Music lovers.

Dr.Ale described the late Easy Sawaba as a legend of fuji music.

Dr.Ale who is also a Mass Communication Expert said “It will not be out of place if we call him one of the pioneers in the Fuji Music Industry. Each time the names of the Pioneers are to be listed, his name comes up around the Sixth or the Seventh, so i played along with him briefly. He was well grounded in the history and as well in the trade of Fuji Music

He noted that the late “Pata Olokun” crooner brought many new dimensions and Flavour into the Genre of Fuji music

Dr.Ale added that Sawaba’s songs will forever remain evergreen because of his depth composition laced with Good Rhythms.

Babatunde Tiamiyu

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