One of the commonest questions on the lips of most ardent Fuji fans would be, ‘’how old is Saheed Osupa?” The multi-talented singer, entertainer, songwriter, film actor and producer Saheed Akorede Okunola better known by his stage name as Saheed Osupa was born in 1969 to a music-loving family in Ibadan but grew up in Ajegunle, Lagos State.
He has a Diploma in Business Administration from The Polytechnic Ibadan and he is also an alumnus of the American International College where he studied Networking Operations.
His father, Moshood Ajiwere Layeye was a Were music artist and also an elder cousin to legendary Fuji musician, Ayinde Barrister. Saheed Osupa started singing professionally in 1983 as a teenager. However, he didn’t attain stardom until his first album Fuji Fa Disco was released by Alasco Films and Records.
He has gone on to release over 28 studio albums including a 4-in-1 studio album titled Mr. Music, which is the first of its kind in the Nigerian music industry. In 2008, Saheed Osupa was endorsed as the ‘’King of Fuji Music” by Ayinde Barrister who he cites as his music inspiration.
He has been acclaimed to be a role model for both upcoming and popular Fuji musicians including Muri Thunder and Kamoru Ishola. On 20th December 2014, Saheed Osupa displayed his musical versatility by releasing a hip-hop single titled “Vanakula” which was produced by K-Solo. After then, he has released two singles which have received massive airplay.
On November 7, 2015, Saheed Osupa was listed in The NET’s “Most Successful Nigerian Musicians”. As a film actor, Saheed has starred in over 30 Yoruba films. Since his month of birth cannot be ascertained, Saheed is/would be 48years old this year.