I’ve always been in the background, says K1’s new manager

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Aug 29th, 2014
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SEQUEL to the news of separation between popular Fuji musician, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, and his manager of 17 years, Percy Ademokun, there has been curiosity over the identity of Ademokun’s successor, Adebayo Olasoju, whom many thought emerged from the blues.

But Olasoju said he had had a long-standing relationship with the musician, but had merely been handling political connections for the artiste.

“Actually, I have always been in the background, I was handling the political aspect of his connections and dealings,” said Olasoju who smiled, while flaunting his pedigree in the political circle.

He said: “I was a Special Adviser (Legislative) in my local government council. I have also been a Personal Assistant to a House of Assembly member. I was also a campaign manager for a House of Assembly member.”

It is not clear why the musician decided to replace Ademokun, but sources say the decision was mutual, as both parties still relate closely on personal grounds.

On why Olasoju thinks he would fit well into the position, he said: “For you to manage someone of K1′s status, two things must come to play, which is trust and confidence.” He said he did not lobby for the position, but instead, he was somewhat ordered to take it. “He (K1) just called me and said, ‘Bayo, those things you have been doing in the background, you would have to do them in the open now,’ and when I said, I would need some time to think about it, he said: ‘there is nothing to think about,’ and that he would talk to my wife about it, and that was it.”

On the prospect of his new position, he said: “What I know is that for you to manage K1, people see it as a juicy career because of who he (K1) is. My boss is the only one in the whole world who would never owe you.”


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