King Sunny Ade is 74


Nigerian jùjú singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye MFR popularly known as King Sunny Ade is 74 today. KSA as he is fondly called is one of the first African pop musicians to gaun international success and fame.

The singer was born on the 22nd of September, 1946 in Osogbo to a Nigerian royal family from Ondo and Akure. His father was a church organist, while his mother, Maria Adegeye (née Adesida), was a trader.

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KSA is known for the use of talking drum, guitar and other instruments while performing. Infact, he introduced the use of pedal steel guitar, synthesizers, clavinet, vibraphone, tenor guitar into the juju music.

King Sunny Ade has made collaborations with major artists such as Manu Dibango, Stevie Wonder ,Wasiu Alabi Pasuma and Bola Abimbola.

He has also featured in some movies like Roots and rhythm, one more saturday night, O.C and Stiggs, Fifty.

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