King of contemporary Apala-Fuji music, Wasiu Haruna Ishola, has stressed that a successful discussion on the growth of Fuji and other genre of music in Nigeria can not be fully achieved without acknowledging the impact of the legends in the trade.
Wasiu Haruna Ishola is the son of Apala music legend, Haruna Ishola Bello and brother to musician, Musiliu Babatunde Haruna Ishola,
According to the trending, talented singer, the music industry continues to change and grow with fresh ideas, insisting that “for us to key into global advancements and rejuvenate audience tastes, we musicians and composers must also be ready to explore more, by acquiring more knowledge and key into the ever evolving digital world and new ways of doing things.
“Our versatility should not be limited to the studio or stage alone, but should be made manifest also, by giving room for digital approaches- ranging from music administration to content marketing and performance management among other areas.”
A tested hand in his chosen field, Wasiu Haruna Ishola combines the tunes of Apala and Fuji music in his performances in creating a unique niche for his brand and has remained the audience delight at parties and event. L1 as he often called, is ever ready to take his audience to the 9th clouds in Apala-Fuji
Wasiu Haruna-Ishola, who floated his professional band in 1997, has performed at several locations across the country and abroad. With stage name “L1”, he has three music albums to his credit; which are Lagunja, With Time and Apala Classics.