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Friday, September 23, 2016


Sunday Adeniyi popularly known as King Sunny Ade is a rare breed and a precious gift to the music world. He  was born September 22, 1946 to a Nigerian royal family in Ondo.
He is musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a pioneer of modern world music. He has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time.

Sunny Adé's musical sound has evolved from the early days. His career began with Moses Olaiya's Federal Rhythm Dandies, a highlifeband. He left to form a new band, The Green Spots, in 1967. Over the years, for various reasons ranging from changes in his music to business concerns, Sunny Adé's band changed its name several times, first to African Beats and then to Golden Mercury.

At 70, King Sunny Ade KSA has spent 45 years of his life doing what he loves best – singing and dancing. And his  works  remain timeless because of the wisdom in his lyrics.
The juju exponent has made his mark in the music world as one of the most gifted and prolific singers and song writers with an uncommon consistency in the last four decades.

He is undoubtedly one of the music icons on the African continent. He is a gift not only to Nigeria but also the whole music communities of the world.

He sings with great convenience, grace, and originality. His lyrics are evergreen, renewable and didactic.
A prolific song writer, gifted guitarist, prophet, excellent dancer all rolled into one.

As he celebrates his three scores and a decade of existence on earth, we cannot but wish him more prosperous years and may the muse continue to sing and sing to the benefit of humanity.

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