|M Marshall, Honey B, Sultan Marshall|
Like father, like son…and daughter; legendary Fuji singer K1 the Ultimate’s music career has not just affected one or two, but three of his children, who are all following in their father’s footsteps.
All three children – Musty, Sultan and Zainab have been living outside Nigeria; Musty lives in Canada, Sultan in Chicago and Zainab aka Honey B in the UK. They all released their debut singles this year.
In June 2012, Musty dropped his pop-themed single ‘Dance.’ A student at York University, Toronto, he plans on releasing his second album ‘The King’s Legacy’ after his first release ‘Fine Works of Spring.’
Sultan dropped his own debut single ‘Talazo reloaded’ with his father K1. The fast track club sound is a remix of his father’s song ‘Talazo’ and was released in August 2012. Sultan plans on returning to Nigeria to fully pursue a career in music.
Meanwhile, after graduating from The BRIT School of Performing Arts in Croydon, London, where she studied music, Zainab, better known as Honey B says she’s ready to take on the world. Already, she has debuted her first single, also employing the services of Daddy. The upbeat song titled ‘Sempe’ was produced D’Tunes (Kukere – Iyanya).
And if they are feeling any pressure filling the very big shoes of their father, Honey B says for herself;
‘No, not really, because everything I do is from the heart and I believe God is in control. It is pretty cool having my daddy being so successful because I have the best and trusted adviser with real hard earned experience.’
K1 isn’t the first, or only Nigerian whose children are trying to emulate him; here is a list of other Nigerian musicians whose children have followed in their footsteps.
|1||I.K Dairo (1930–1996)||Paul Play Dairo|
|2||Fela Kuti (1938 – 1997)||Femi and Seun Kuti|
|3||Art Alade (1937 – 1993)||Darey Art-Alade|
|4||Harry Mosco (??? – 2012)||Chykay|
|5||Salawa Abeni (1961 -)||Big Sheff|
|6||Haruna Ishola (1919 – 1983)||Musiliu Ishola|
|7||Ayinde Barrister (1948 – 2010)||Barry Showkey|