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K1′s palatial home in Ijebu-Ode  print

Published on October 29, 2012 by   ·   8 Comments

Wasiu Anifowose a. k. a K1

Fuji Music Star, Wasiu Ayinde, K1, leads family and friends into his new multi-million naira Ijebu Ode country home

FUNSHO AROGUNDADE

Fuji music czar, Wasiu Ayinde Anifowose, K1, had every reason to bubble last week as he flung open the gates of his newly completed multi-million naira mansion in

Wasiu Anifowose a. k. a K1

Ijebu Ode to family and friends, and obliged journalists with a tour of the facility.

The edifice, located on Liworo Avenue, GRA, Ijebu Ode, was formally opened with a small party attended by select family members and friends of the musician during the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

The building, named “Ule Omo Ojushagbola”, an allusion to K1’s membership of the Fidipote ruling house of Ojushagbola, is the music star’s second in the town. He already owned one where his mum lives in the heart of the town. The sprawling country home, which he started building in 2011, is an architectural masterpiece.

It sits on 1,800 square metres and is made up of four buildings, including a seven-bedroom main house, an eight-room guest house, a gym and a music recording studio.

It also has a sumptuous gate house, a praying area and staff quarters. In all, the edifice has 20 rooms.

“I actually planned big for this house. Everything I put in here are top of the range, right from the marble to the other accessories in the house, especially the kitchen. The kitchen, speaks volume of who will be occupying the home. I personally went to get the complete kitchen in Milan, Italy because I also love to cook myself. For the furniture and electronics, I took time to shop round for the best. I also have my studio, gym and the swimming pool. Probably, all these facilities will answer those who question my youthfulness,” K1 said.

The Fuji music lord surely loves living like a true star. The main house is supported by six Graeco-Roman pillars, high grade granite floor and all the rooms are fitted with Swiss Trade bullet-proof doors. Alluring too is the swimming pool and fountain. To forestall power interruptions, there are three diesel-powered generators running intermittently.

“K1 has shown that when it comes to style, he is incomparable and stands unique. This is an icon who has an extraordinary taste and loves the good life. I have been following this great man and have observed that he never goes for anything cheap,” Kunle Rasheed, editor, Global Excellence told this magazine.

Since its completion, many people have been trooping to the house to see things for themselves. The musician is said to be adding value to the area as he has not only awarded the contract for the rehabilitation of the road leading to the house, work has started on a proper drainage, too.

TheNEWS gathered that the music star has spent over N300 million on the building project. This includes over N30 million spent on bullet-proof doors, N17 million on kitchenette and an undisclosed amount on the rehabilitation of the roads leading to the mansion.

A close aide of the music star told this magazine that K1 has a large investment portfolio in the property market at home and abroad. Apart from his modest Castle of Peace on Ago PalaceWay, Okota, Lagos, K1 also has several houses in Lekki and Magodo areas of Lagos. He has four properties in Canada, including the Ontario apartment where his wife, Wendy stays with their daughter, Isabella.

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8 Comments for “K1′s palatial home in Ijebu-Ode”

  1. AdeOla

    This should pass as a genuine reward for hard work. K1, having humbly came to limelight back then in the early 80′s with his TALAZO Dance.

    We thank God, some us as little children then, are alive this day to witness the extent of his greatness in success so far and pray we too shall continue to succeed/excel in our life endeavours.

    Congrats ! Oluaye Fuji.

  2. Spark

    I have a different view on this matter, not that i condemn his achievement but that building a residential house of 20 rooms. To me it is uncalled for.
    At times we should look ahead and ask ourselves what will happen to this structure when i am gone? I see many in my area in state of disrepair and abandonment.
    Some of this surplus fund could be used to touch few lives after all what does a man like him really need in life, is not a decent tastily furnished single duplex? Not a palace. Nigerian please be your brother’s keeper.

  3. Ayour Pee

    @ Spark … i feel you and in agreement with your views. However, wastage seems to be part of our culture. Many Nigerian rich men embark on ventures which arent easy to maintain after their demise or when things seem not looking up.
    I however congratulate K1 on this laudable achievement. I am sure not many would have believed that he could do anything near this feat when he started his music career. May the Almighty grant him more years of great achievement and use him as a point of contact to those of us aiming for greatness.

  4. ADEKOYA

    This is madness.why would you be trying to make people know how much you have spent on your house,are you trying to spite your mates in the FUJI industry or trying to make the less privileged hang themselves,when there are lot of people who can not afford to spend just 10naira on food daily.If you are really blessed by God,then,spend the money wisely and let the less privilege around you feel you and stop fumbling.RUBBISH.

  5. Sunny.T

    Ki,
    This is nice one,very Good! but please i hope your band members too can boost that they too have property that can make them still remain loyal to you? if not, please do something good for them now.

  6. Oluaye fuji more grase to your elbow.But remeber your band boys,b4 u can call yur sef a successful man people around or people under you must be successful.

  7. Babaoloye

    “This includes over N30 million spent on bullet-proof doors, ” What a shame. A county where safety is Secondary.

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