KWAM 1 Accused Of Seizing His Band boys Passports

By Glam & Essence


Fuji music icon,Wasiu Ayinde, popularly known as KWAM or K1 De Ultimate,has been accused of seizing the international passport of some of his band members, including Ayankunle Ayanlowo, who accused him of enslaving them.
Ayankunle had revealed in an interview with Punch Online newspaper how,while working with KWAM1,he allegedly mistreated him along with other band boys.
He claimed that the relationship he had with KI was as that of a master and a slave.
The move to seize their passport by KI is said to be his way of getting back at them for the public embarrassment the revelation Ayankunke made about how he(K1) allegedly treated him while in his service as his drummer.
K1 did react to the allegation levelled against him in an interview he had with GoldMyne TV on Sunday.
He dismissed all the allegations,claiming Ayankunle and the other members who made the allegations against him were just being mischievous with the intention to smear him.
Ayankunle claimed KWAM1 would often confiscate their passports when they travelled,recounting an incident where he was instructed to return home instead of seeking medical attention.
The drummer he has been having health concerns,and attributed them to stress from his about 32 years with KWAM1.
KWAM1 responded to this allegation by Ayankunle,by hilighting an incident that occurred in the 90s,when the drummer and two other band boys ran away from the band while they were on tour in England,claiming that since that incident,his travel document was confiscated by the British authorities for overstaying beyond the return date on the visa.
According to K1,
“After he ran away, information reaching us indicated that in the course of him overstaying, he gave his passport to someone to come and present it at the British embassy. As of that time, they were not stamping visas on passport leaflets. The person successfully had his details changed to his while he maintained Ayankunle’s passport.
“On scrutiny, the embassy detected and withheld the passport. Ayankunle’s passport is at the British High Commission. This is someone who can barely read or write, and I facilitated a passport for him. I’m not the one who collected his passport. He has run away with it. How come the same passport is with me?” KWAM 1 queried.

K1 said this will not be the first time he has been accused of seizing passports.
One other band member he named as Ismaila Olubade,had also accused him of seizing his passport and leaving them in America to go see his ex-wife in London.
The band boys claimed it was Demola Oyefeso who bought them tickets to return to Nigeria.

According to K1,“Is it possible for them to return to Nigeria without their passports? Of course, they all have their passports. If I had withheld their passports, Immigration or Customs would have questioned what I was doing with such a number of passports.

“When I saw that their problems were becoming too much for me, I disbanded them and then regrouped again with new members. After them, another set of people has run away. It’s a common thing with band members,”
KWAM1 also spoke on the allegation that he enslaves his band boys,saying he never treated anyone unjustly as they claimed.




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