Akorede Babatunde Okunola (born 7 August 1969) popularly known by stage names Saheed Osupa or King Saheed Osupa (K.S.O) is a Nigerian Fuji musician, film actor, and Hip Fuji Creator.
Early Life and Career
Saheed Osupa was born in the Mosafejo area of Ajegunle, Lagos State but grew up as a child in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. His father, Moshood Ajiwere Layeye was a Wéré music artist and also an elder cousin of Fuji musician Ayinde Barrister.
Saheed Osupa went to Amuwo Odofin High School in Lagos, where he graduated in 1987. In 1992, he completed his National Diploma program at The Polytechnic, Ibadan after studying Business Administration. He is an alumnus of the American International College where he studied Networking Operations.
Saheed Osupa started music professionally as a teenager in 1983 as a fuji artiste. His first album was titled Fuji Fa Disco, Followed by Fuji Blues. He has released over 40 studio albums including a 4-in-1 studio album titled Mr. Music. In 2008, Saheed Osupa was declared the “King of Fuji Music” by Ayinde Barrister.
Saheed Osupa is the HIP FUJI Creator, On 12 of June 2018 he released his first hip Fuji Album titled: Non-Stop. On 20 December 2014 Saheed Osupa released a hip hop single titled “Vanakula” produced by K-Solo. On 13 April 2015, he released another K-Solo produced single titled “African Beauty” with vocals from Yetunde Omobadan. On 8 August 2015, he featured Seriki in another single titled “Womi”.
On November 7, 2015, Saheed Osupa was listed in The NET’s “Most Successful Nigerian musicians”.
Saheed Osupa and Wasiu Alabi Pasuma have had a rivalry. Saheed Osupa claimed that several fruitless peace meetings took place in 2010 and 2011.
As of 2021, Saheed Osupa has appeared in over 40 Yoruba films.
Wife and Children
Saheed Osupar’s ex-wife and first wife, Hajia Bisi Bisimilai is not new on Lagos social scene, she is the daughter of a popular Oyo billionaire Alhaji Bisimilai. Her father is one of the Oyo prominent businessmen who play big in Oil and Gas Construction. He married his second wife, Olabisi Minat Yusuf in 2010.
Saheed Osupa is a family man, and his family is really huge. He has two wives, whose names are Azeezat and Olabisi Muinat. He also has a total of eight children – six sons and two daughters.
Saheed Osupa’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated at around $800, 000 (net worth estimated in 2021).