Saheed Osupa

Akorede Babatunde Okunola // (listen) (born 7 August 1969) also known by stage name Saheed Osupa or King Saheed Osupa (K.S.O) is a Nigerian Fuji musician, film actor, and Hip Fuji Creator.

Early life

Saheed Osupa was born in the Mosafejo area of AjegunleLagos State but grew up as a child in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.[1] His father, Moshood Ajiwere Layeye was a Wéré music artist and also an elder cousin of Fuji musician Ayinde Barrister.[2]


Saheed Osupa went to Amuwo Odofin High School in Lagos, where he graduated in 1987.[3] In 1992, he completed his National Diploma programme at The Polytechnic, Ibadan after studying Business Administration. He is an alumnus of the American International College where he studied Networking Operations.[3]

Fuji Music

Saheed Osupa started music professionally as a teenager in 1983 as a fuji artiste.[4] His first album was titled Fuji Fa Disco, Followed by Fuji Blues. He has released over 40 studio albums including a 4-in-1 studio album titled Mr. Music.[5] In 2008, Saheed Osupa was declared the “King of Fuji Music” by Ayinde Barrister.[6]

Hip hop music

Saheed Osupa is the HIP FUJI Creator, On 12 June 2018 he released his first hip Fuji Album titled: Non-Stop. On 20 December 2014, Saheed Osupa released a hip hop single titled “Vanakula” produced by K-Solo.[7] On 13 April 2015, he released another K-Solo-produced single titled “African Beauty” with vocals from Yetunde Omobadan.[8] On 8 August 2015, he featured Seriki in another single titled “Womi”.[9]

On 7 November 2015, Saheed Osupa was listed in The NETs “Most Successful Nigerian musicians”.[10][11][12]


Saheed Osupa has appeared in over 30 Yoruba films.

Rivalry with Wasiu Alabi Pasuma

Saheed Osupa and Wasiu Alabi Pasuma have had several rivalry.[13] Most notable were their fight for success in 1998/1999 and for supremacy around 2007. Osupa whom believed his good friend Pasuma would side him in feuds with other Fuji musicians most especially Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde. Pasuma however took the side of K1 D ultimate and was adopted as K1’s deputy. Saheed Osupa released about 10 records addressing these feuds and they were all successful. He took all his contemporaries to cleaner and he was someway accorded the winner and King Of Music(Fuji).

He subsequently released the first ever 4-in-1 album in 2007/2008 named Mr Music. This album sold over 20 million copies worldwide. It is referred to as one of his most successful albums and the most successful Fuji albums in the 20th century.

He went on to winning several awards and honors. The feud continued into later 2012. Saheed Osupa claimed that several fruitless peace meetings took place in 2010 and 2011.[14]