The King of Fuji music, Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, a.k.a. K1 de Ultimate has just found a replacement for Percy Ademokun, his publicist of 20 years.
The new Publicist, Esther Akinwande has always been with the band during its frequent overseas playing tours. He recently signed a deal with her parent company, Image of Intent.
Akinwande and the company will be providing the revered Fuji lord in the areas of marketing and management services (i.e publicity, operations, management among others).
K1, speaking to a posse of journalists at R&A Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos last Monday, said his former manager, Percy Ademokun left a big vaccum that saddled him with the responsibility of searching for a competent hand to take over the job. His search, he disclosed took him to the United States where he found relevance in an acquaintance, Esther Akinwande, who is familiar with the operations of the band and willing to give it a shot.
Esther is from United States, and is based in Europe, but for this assignment she will have to be criss-crossing the between Nigeria and the rest of the world,” he said.
Responding to her appointment, Akinwande expressed joy that she was offered the job, and she was confident that with the support and love the Nigerian media has always shown K1, the job would be easier to handle for her. She promised to be available at all times to answer all enquiries. Akinwande allays the fear that she is a female and that her private life may hinder her operations.
“This is a familiar terrain and I can always separate my private life from my career. To succeed on this job, it is largely with the cooperation of the media and I pray that I have your back all the time.”
The strikingly elegant and eloquent Akinwande holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Media, Culture and Communications from a university in New York.