Wasiu Ayinde, the Fuji singer fondly called Kwam 1, has opened up on his plans to return to school.

“All my life I do research. Every opportunity that I have. Presently I am in school. 

As a matter of fact, I will soon be a fresher at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU). I am just trying to do things in my own way to suit myself. You learn till you die,” he said.

“Very recently I had the opportunity to go and attend a function at the OOU. We had a mass set of graduands. The bands on the stand tried their hands on some of my works to recognise my presence.

I was so overjoyous that time. So, in the form of wanting to appreciate them more, I sought to speak to the leader of the band and there I was told it was a band from the music class of OOU and they just started that class.

I showed so much interest. I called for further discussion and in the cause of doing that I told them I want to enroll. I want to be part of them to see how we can develop a lot out of that.

“… part of what I also discussed with the dean of the school of music at OOU was that we can do better. To bring a whole lot of artistes. The state is blessed with many names like Haruna Ishola, Ayuba, Shina Peters, Wizkid, Olamide, and D’banj. I told the dean that people like me can be used to bring everybody together and develop. 

That is what prompted me to want to go back to school
“I am a school dropout… I know the value of education… will I say I have self-education? Any sane person will never criticise the beauty of education.”

Ayinde, an indigene of Ijebu-Ode, was born in Lagos in 1957.

Kwam 1 attended Government College, Isolo, Lagos. He was unable to complete his education as a result of his father’s death.

With over five decades in the music industry and several awards and accolades, Kwam 1 is regarded as an icon in Nigeria.