Kazali Oloye Agbajelola: How KWAM 1 Manager Died Unsung
*Picture shows the emaciated body of Kazali Oloye Agbajelola shortly before his death in 2021*
The erstwhile manager of the Fuji Maestro, King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (KWAM1), popularly known as Mayegun of Yorubaland died in 2021 after battling an undisclosed sickness without financial support from any quarter.
Kazali, an Ibadan indigene, used to be in charge of the management of the artiste’s shows in Nigeria and has been with ‘Oluaye’ of Fuji for over thirty years during which he served the band with all his capacity.
Sources close to the deceased claimed that there was no support from any friend and those he worked for in his entire active years in life, before the sickness brought him down.
The family source, who craved anonymity informed The Chronicler Newspaper that during the long period within which Kazali was bedridden, there was no assistance from the popular musician till his death was later announced towards the end of last year.
“We were running helter-skelter to find means to pay for quality medical care but could not succeed, they tried their best by seeking funds from their own purses and from his friends, no one among those he served while he was healthy came to his rescue.”
When the news of his death got to his boss, KWAM1, our source said he sent the family the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (#250,000.00) for the burial of the late manager.
Another source reported that the same fate befell some other band members of KWAM1 like Jelili Alade Balogun, a backup singer who also hailed from Ibadan and some others.
However, it is noteworthy that Joel Ajayi the erstwhile saxophonist of the artist, got the best medical attention, as the musician himself told reporters that his private doctor attended to him before his death.
Our source called on the musician to register his band members on standard medical insurance that will show the world that he has done his bit.
“The work is not easy, they are always on their feet for hours and do travel to States within Nigeria and abroad to play, he needs to look into their welfare and take good care of them, especially a comprehensive medical insurance, we all see how he travels abroad for medical care, why does he not do same for his band boys,” he inquired.