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Late Ayinde Barrister told me to take over his music legacy - Barry Jhay

Nigerian singer, Oluwakayode Junior Balogun, a.k.a Barry Jhay,  is the son of late Fuji music king, Ayinde Barrister

In a chat with Showtime, the ‘Aiye’ crooner revealed how his father convinced him to take after his music legacy.

“My late dad used to tell me that I would become a musician but I used to cry whenever he said so; but I’ve been recording since the age of five. My dad was the creator and founder of Fuji music; so it’s like another industry on its own. Africans use black power while they are doing their music; some of them when their colleagues go for performance, they would use black power to do some stuff that I don’t understand.

They make them vomit blood or render their spine useless. So, when my dad used to me that I’d do music, I used to say no because I’ve my special gift and talent. I told him I couldn’t get involved in black power. It was after my dad died I realized I had no choice but to do music, because I couldn’t let his name die just like that. Before he died he told me that if I don’t do music I may not survive”, he said.

Speaking further, he explained why he doesn’t have a university education even though during his father’s lifetime, he could afford it.

‘ All I know in my life is music; I cannot read any other thing. I told my mom and dad, I told everybody that the only thing I can read is music production and sound engineering. As at that time, I never knew music was what was going to feed me; but thank God, I’m improving”, he said.

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