In every generation, there comes a genre of music that steals people’s heart. In The United States, there was the Rock ‘n’ Roll in the 1960’s, Disco reigned supreme in the 1970’s, Dance music and New waves in the 1980’s, Hip-hop was the gift from Compton in the 1990’s. Now, Autotune is the in-thing (but that is another gist on its own).
Let’s talk about Fuji, the genre of music that stole the Nigerian dance floor in the 70’s. Everyone loved it, everyone was crazy about it. It was a blend of Juju, Apala, Sakara, and Highlife. Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister is often credited not only as the pioneer of Fuji music, but as the one who popularized it. His tour through Europe, Asia and North America in the 1970’s pushed the genre to the world.