Abass Akande Obesere is a popular Nigerian Fuji Artiste. He is also known as Omo Rapala. Obesere was born on the 28th of January 1965 in Ibadan, Oyo state. He spent his growing years in Lagos, Nigeria where he attended St. Paul Primary school, Ebute Metta, Lagos for his primary school education and St. Jubril Martins, Ebute Metta, Lagos for his secondary school education.
Abass Akande Obesere Early Life
Before he came into the Fuji music scene, he used to be a boxer before becoming a printer and later an electric business owner.
Abass Akande Obesere was brought to the forefront due to the lewd lyrics of his songs, which are regarded as a forbidden in the traditional society of Nigeria. He has taken his music around the world. He started his music career under Sony music in 1981 before splitting with them due to disputes over payment . He moved on to Mayors Ville Entertainment before going on to a US-based Nigerian Record Label Company called Free World Music.
In 2009, Abass Akande Obesere released an album which he titled ‘Revolution’ where he featured artists such as Eazy Lizy, Lord of Ajasa, Uncle Promise, 9ice, Timaya, and Young Trybson.
Abass Akande Obesere describes his genre of music as Fuji-Pop which he says is a combination of Fuji and Hip Hop. He is also known for his acting abilities when he played a role in the movie ‘Ito Urine’ which was released in 2008.
Abass Akande Obesere Albums
- Live in EUrope
- Mr. Teacher
- Omorapala Overthrow
- American Faaji Series 1&2
- His Excellency
- Egungun Be Careful
- Apple Juice
- New Face
Abass Akande Obesere Songs
- Baby MI Sexy
- Mobinu Tan
- Emi Ni
- Jaforie (ft Reminisce)
- Ibi ni ma kusi (ft Mz Kizz)
- Omo Iku
- Amin ase
- Wind E
- Obesere Ti Lo
- Emi Ni
- Paraga (ft Fayrous)
- Ebelesua (ft Olamide)
Abass Akande Obesere Controversies
Obesere recently stated in an interview that he could have been more productive than Aliko Dangote if he was given a chance. According to him, for the past 12 years, he had been banned from entering the UK for suspected fraudulent activities and money laundering. However, his wife and children are very much abroad and have been there for more than eight years. He cited his not been able to travel abroad as the reason for financial accomplishments. However, the ban was lifted this year, and according to him, he has been out of the country for about Eight times.
In another light, he recently slammed a fellow fuji artiste in an interview with Vanguard over allegations made by this other Fuji artiste, K1 against Governor Ambode, the Governor of Lagos state. All of these battles of words stemmed up due to the current crisis hovering over the political climate in the country.
Abass Akande Obesere was involved in a ghastly accident on his way to Lagos on Ijebu Ode in his Lexus LX470 on the 8th of April 2012 but survived it. Reports had it that he and two other passengers sustained injuries and were taken immediately to Orisunbare Hospital, Jakande, Isolo, Lagos state.
Obesere does not flamboyantly celebrate his birthday and when asked, he revealed that he was expecting something from Almighty God and would not have a big celebration until it is done.
In 2014, Abass Akande Obesere was alleged to have raped one Miss Olayinka Olaiye who came to his house for business purposes, but he denied the accusation is saying that he had consensual sex with the lady and did not rape her.
Abass Akande Obesere Awards
Abass Akande Obesere has gained a lot of acknowledgments and awards in the Nigerian Music Industry for his unique type of music. Some of them include;
- City People Movie Special Recognition award at the City People Movie Awards in 2014.
- Award for Best Fuji Musician of the Year at the 2016 City People Entertainment Awards.
- 2018 Top Naira Music Legendary Awards at the Top Naira Music Awards.
Abass Akande Obesere Wife and Children
He is married with five children who all live in Ireland.
Abass Akande Obesere Net Worth
Obesere has an estimated net worth of $ 1.4 Million
In addition to cars and property, he also owns a hotel in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state.