He was born on August 7, 1969 in the Mosafejo area of Ajegunle, Lagos State. He had his up-bringing in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. 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 in 1987. He went further to have National Diploma programme in Business Administration at The Polytechnic, Ibadan in 1992.
He is also an alumnus of the American International College where he studied Networking Operations.
Saheed Osupa began his music professionally as a teenager in 1983. His first album was titled Fuji Fa Disco, followed by Fuji Blues. He has since released over 40 studio albums including a 4-in-1 studio album titled Mr. Music.
In 2008, Saheed Osupa was named the “King of Fuji Music” by Ayinde Barrister.
Saheed Osupa is the Hip Fuji Creator. June 12 2018, he released his first hip Fuji Album titled: ‘Non Stop’. He went ahead to release Hip Hop single “Vanakula” produced by K-Solo and “African Beauty” and “Womi” in April 2015 and August 2015 respectively.
Some of Saheed’s long list of music include:
• Fuji Fadisco
• Fuji Blues
• Fuji Demonstration
• Master Blaster
• Stainless Fuji
• Fuji Boggie
• Shuffle Solo
• New Edition (Shuffle Solo 11)
• Big Daddy
• London Delight
• African Delight
• American Fuji Slide
• World Tour
• London Extra
• Respect and Reliable – 2 in 1
• Fuji Icon
• Endorsement – 3 in 1
• Mr. Music – 4 in 1
• Marriage Affair
• Tested and Trusted – 2 in 1
• Lord of Music – 2 in 1
• Transparency and Transformation – 2 in 1
• New Dawn – 2 in 1
• New resolution
• Pacesetter 2017
• Non Stop 2018
• Dynamism (Monday 13/8/2018)
• C Caution 2019
• Integrity (07/08/2019)
• Permutation (23/12/2019)
November 7, 2015, Saheed Osupa made the list of The NET’s “Most Successful Nigerian musicians”.
Aside music, Saheed Osupa is a successful Nollywood Yoruba actor. He has starred in several Yoruba movies. He is known to be a talented actor with good interpretation of roles in movies whose style of acting is loved by his numerous fans.
Some of his Yoruba movies are:
• Ashiru Ejire
• Onibara Ogunjo
• Iku Oba
• Igba Iwase
• Agbeere Oju
• Eni Eleni
• Ero Sese Koowe
• Ese Mefa Laye
• Ose Maami
Awards and Nominations
Saheed Osupa is a recipient of several awards and nominations, some and most recent include:
• Best Musician in an acting role at the 2013 Yoruba Academy Awards.
• Best Fuji Musician of the year at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards.
• Image Best Fuji musician of the year at the 2019 International Yoruba Awards as several nominations as:
• Best Fuji Artiste at FIBAN Awards
• 2015 Nominee as Best Fuji Artiste at the Nigerian Achievers Awards.
Saheed Osupa is happily married with children.
His Net Worth
Saheed Osupa is indeed a versatile and highly successful Nigerian actor and entertainer, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of about $1 million dollars.