In a recent development, Kola Olootu, a well-known figure in Yoruba media circles, has taken to social media to voice his grievances against Nigerian fuji musician, Akorede Babatunde, professionally known as Saheed Osupa.
Olootu has accused Osupa of disregarding him despite the significant role he played in elevating Osupa’s music career.
Olootu chose the platform of TikTok to share his thoughts, where he posted a video detailing his perspective.
He claimed that he was instrumental in orchestrating the event that propelled Saheed Osupa into the limelight of the fuji music scene.
One of the most noteworthy claims made by Olootu was that he, along with the late Fuji maestro Sikiru Ayinde Balogun, commonly known as Barrister, was responsible for the defining moment that earned Osupa the title of ‘fuji king.’
Olootu asserted that he played a crucial role in the crowning glory of Osupa’s career, which remains an integral part of his legacy.
However, Olootu expressed deep frustration at the alleged subsequent behavior of Saheed Osupa.
According to him, despite his pivotal contributions to Osupa’s rise to prominence and financial success, Osupa seemed to have forgotten and neglected him.
Olootu even lamented that he had transitioned from being a collaborator to becoming an apparent enemy in Osupa’s eyes.
The backstory to this situation reveals an interesting tale.
Olootu recalled that the plan to boost Osupa’s career was hatched at his residence in Oluyole.
He recounted the moment when Saheed Osupa informed him about Barrister’s impending appearance at his birthday show.
Olootu’s involvement was significant—he suggested that Osupa should prepare a crown for Barrister’s arrival, leaving the rest of the arrangement to him.
The result of this collaboration was a crown presentation that took Barrister by surprise, leading to a memorable and impactful coronation.
Regrettably, Olootu’s perspective suggests that the success and prosperity that followed for Saheed Osupa after this significant event were not accompanied by gratitude or acknowledgment towards him.
Olootu expressed a sense of being left behind, as Osupa’s fame and wealth grew.
He conveyed his feelings of being overlooked by someone he had supported through thick and thin, particularly during times of adversity.
In conclusion, Kola Olootu’s emotional account sheds light on a side of the music industry often hidden from the public eye—the dynamics of collaboration, recognition, and the impact of fame on interpersonal relationships.
His claims underscore the complexities of creative partnerships and the emotional toll that can result when one party feels forgotten or marginalized, despite their integral contributions.