Press statement from Pasuma's PR company
On Sunday October 21 2012, fuji star Pasuma Wonder publicly denounced the Arabambi title and proclaimed himself Oganla 1 of Fuji music. This he did at the 70th birthday party of Movie veteran Idowu Phillips popularly known as Mama Rainbow. That he dropped the title Arabambi has generated a lot of controversies and while many people insinuate he must have fallen apart with the King of Fuji Music K1 De ultimate over irreconcilable differences few others have their reservations over what must have led to his decision to create his own identity after many years of his affiliation with Arambabi ( A clan created by K1 de ultimate).
On why he chose to create his clan Pasuma said " I have my reasons for leaving Arabambi to create my own identity. let me start by explaining the word Oganla to you. We have all been created by God and have our purpose on earth. At every point in our lives we are expected to achieve certain things and no matter how reluctant you are you will surely do according to God's will. Oganla mean boss of all bosses. Let me explain it clearly so you don't get it wrong. God has used me to create a family and has made me the leader of the family and the family is Oganla. It is a Yoruba word that means big boss. So, since it is time for me to do according to God's will, I needed to find a name that will not only appeal but will have meaning and befit my new status. You see when the time is right in anything you do in life you will know. I am doing this at the right time and I felt there is a need to do it and create my own identity. I have been bearing the name Arambambi 2 for several years but I feel the time is right for me to create my own identity. This is the new Pasuma and you have to accept it the way I present it to you.. We are going into a new year and it is my new- year resolution" speaking further on how long he has been thinking of denouncing the Arabambi family and if this will not create enemity between him and K1. He responded that "the word denounce is not the right word. The right word is "Maturity". I have grown and need to start my own family. Let's take for example when a father gives birth to a child, he will bear his father's name and remain under his tutelage for a particular period of time. Someday he will grow matured enough to get married and start his own family. Will the father be happy or sad? Of course he will be happy and will even be looking forward to having grandchildren and great grandchildren. The same thing applies here. I am still loyal to K1 but I am like that child who needs to leave his father and start his own family and same goes for K1 who will surely be happy to see me grow and matured enough to create my own family in the fuji music sector. It's funny how people are spreading rumours that I and K1 are not in good terms. Have you heard anything like we are not in good terms or have disagreed over anything? Is it a crime or a sin for a man to act like a man and be independent? If at a certain age a man still lives in his father's house, he will be regarded an irresponsible man. If at a certain age a man still lives in his father's house or depend on his parent, do you think you will be respected? No he will not. Let's imagine a man attains that age of maturity and ready to live his own life, will his father not be happy? He sure will because you have even given him a reason to be proud of you. This is not about K1, it is about me wanting to do my one thing. It is about me making an independent move but since there is no way people won't bring K1 into it, I wish to make it clear now that K1 will be happy for me. He has always known I will grow to start my family someday. Arabambi was created by K1 and I have done my own thing called Oganla. Let me take you back a little. Are u aware that K1 used to be Wasiu Ayinde Barrister before he changed his name to KWAM 1. Barrister was his father and they were very close till he died. He changed his name and dropped the Barrister thing to create his own identity and the same thing is what I am doing. So Barrister is my Grand Father, K1 is my father and I am the son creating a new identity and new path for myself. Like I said earlier I am still loyal to him and everyone in the industry knows that. I don't see any reason anyone should start thinking there is a fight between us else the person has a shallow mind. For no reason do I expect anyone to start thinking I have issues with K1. I remain 100% loyal to him. As a matter of fact Oganla is affiliated to Arabambi except that I no longer bear the name Arabambi 2 but Oganla 1" Right now, rumours making round the music industry is that Pasuma fell apart with K1 because he was alleged to be having an affair with his daughter Wasilat. Responding to this, his manager Afolabi Oyekoya says "this is the funniest thing I have ever heard in my life. Yeah, he has moved on to create his own identity but can't believe people can be so shallow minded to insinuate issues like this. It's an insult to K1 and Pasuma. Why on earth would anyone even bring his daughter into this issue? To be frank, there is no Iota of truth in the allegation. There is no misunderstanding between Pasuma and K1 so I don't understand why people just want to create a big deal out of nothing.
On a normal day he would not have responded to such issue but with the sort of society we live in, such grave allegations should not be left unchallenged, especially when it is untrue. Bringing an innocent young girl into this is an insult to the father and he detests the carriers of such information in its entirety. The person that started the rumour must have started life somewhere and worked for someone. Is he/she saying that, when he left his boss to do his/her own thing, he fell apart with him because he slept with his mother, wife, sister or daughter? Must people be so shallow minded and irresponsible to make such comment? His daughter should be left out of it because in no way does she have anything to do with his father's career nor why he denounced Arabambi to create his own identity. Well, everyone in Nigeria is now a reporter but there are still professional journalists." Pasuma who is busy rehearsing for his new album scheduled for release in December 2012 added that "people say a lot of things when issues like this arise. As far as I am concerned I am not bothered about the rumour because it is total rubbish and irrelevant. I remain loyal to K1 and the rumour is to create a misunderstanding between us but that will not happen because we are matured enough to handle it"