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Pasuma

4 albums, 13 tracks

Wasiu Alabi Ajibola Odetola, popularly known as Pasuma, was born to the family of Odetolas in November 1968. He attended Muslim mission primary school from 1973 to 1979 after which he moved to Nigerian model high school, from 1979 to 1984

Wasiu Alabi Ajibola Odetola, popularly known as Pasuma, was born to the family of Odetolas in November 1967.
He attended Muslim mission primary school from 1973 to 1979 after which he moved to Nigerian model high school, from 1979 to 1984 for his secondary school education.

Pasuma started his musical career in 1984 but only had the opportunity to record his first album in 1993 which was titled, recognition. His second album, choices followed there after in 1994. a subsequent album in 1995 titled, Orobokibo earned him an award as the best fuji artiste at the FMA awards.

Pasuma has played in several Benson and Hedges concerts from 1996 to 1998 and continues to perform in several other concerts both in Nigeria and abroad.
His last album, not included on the earlier list – feel it, role model, ability and sure pass- is still topping music charts in Nigeria

The Name Pasuma
Way back in 1997, I had this musical relationship with a certain Adeolu Omotayo, the Chief Executive officer of House of Heavy Sounds (HHS), it was he who gave me the name Pasuma.
After watching me on stage on several occasions, he called me aside and asked, "Jibola do you know that the way you bounce and jump about on the stage, reminds one of a guy I know who uses a brand of energizer called Pasuma strong?"
Since I have never heard of the name Pasuma and how the drug worked I became curious.
After that encounter, I spent several nights thinking about the name Pasuma and eventually deciding to adopt it and adding wonder instead of strong. My feeling then was, if the drug is that good, maybe, it could bring me luck.

Life before Orobokibo!!!!
Before the release of the chart buster Orobokibo, I was like any other Fuji artist on the streets of Mushin. As at that time, we were just playing music, not knowing what the future held for us.
After the release of Orobokibo, my whole life changed, though it did not come to me as a surprise. I knew from the beginning that God’s plan for me had been finalized and l was destined to become big, but when, I did not know.

In my early days, there were pointers to what
God had in store for me, as I was loved everywhere I performed.

But it will be most unfair if I should take credit for the slang Orobokibo, because that word was created by one of my back-up vocalists.
When he first used the word during rehearsal session, I asked him the meaning, he simply told me it was a slang he picked up somewhere.
Somehow that slang caught on and went on to make a star out of me, and becoming a house hold word.
That, also explained the genesis of the slang Orobo for the 50cl Fanta and Orobo for fat women.
FMA Best Fuji artist award, Chicago
I would call myself a cool headed guy and as you can see, If I am not on stage, I am at home gisting with my friends and watching movies.

And when I am off stage, I insist on being called Jibola. My lifestyle here is quite different from what people think about me outside. As you can see, Jibola is quite different from Pasuma.

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Omo

9:34
02 3:46
03 14:34
04 7:25
05 21:47
  Tracks Featuring Pasuma 1 track, 3 minutes
01 3:27
  4 tracks, 41 minutes
01 3:46
02 2:58
03 17:60
04 16:37
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