Broadcasters under the aegis of Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, on Friday, had slammed Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde, popularly called KWAM 1, for allegedly brutalising an Ogun State-based broadcaster identified as Wole Sorunke.
Sorunke aka MC Murphy, a popular radio presenter and event anchor, was allegedly terribly beaten by KWAM 1 and his boys on Thursday night at the 60th birthday party of the Olu of Itori, Oba Abdulfatai Akamo, in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.
However, FIBAN President, Desmond Nwachukwu, while speaking to journalist in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Friday, says such attitude should not be exhibited by the ‘Mayegun of Yorubaland’ title.
Nwachukwu alleged that Ayinde, aka K1 De Ultimate, brutalised, harassed and humiliated the FIBAN member and appealed to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, to immediately strip the Fuji star of the title bestowed on him.
He said, “We would like to tell His Majesty that we are all humans and we can make mistakes. This is a grave mistake he has made because, as far as we are concerned, the holder of the ‘Mayegun of Yorubaland’ title must be a man that commands respect and carries himself pretty well, understanding that the image of His Majesty and the entire Yoruba race is what he goes about with.
“We would like to tell His Majesty that it is not too late to strip him of that title. We have to understand that this is Yorubaland and this is where culture and tradition are held with a lot of candour.
“And I say without any reservation that the conduct of Wasiu Ayinde Marshal at the 60th birthday of the Olu Itori is the least expected. He does not merit the title by that conduct. It is not just a slap in the face to broadcasters in Nigeria and across the world; it is indeed a slap in the face to the Yoruba.”
On his part, Sorunke said he was attacked shortly after he had taken his client to the stage to be eulogised by Ayinde but he ignored him alongside his client, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Olageospatial Global Investment Company, Fasina Olajide.
He alleged that the Fuji star and some of his boys simply identified as KC and Gaji got off stage and “descended on” him where he was sitting.