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#ManCrushMonday The legendary King Sunny Ade

At age 69, KSA still continues to wow the audience with his exhilarating performances and general awesomeness.

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King Sunny Ade

Our man crush for today is multi-instrumentalist, King of Juju and Minister of enjoyment, King Sunny Ade!

Born into a royal family in Ondo, Ade left grammar school in Ondo under the pretense of going to the University of Lagos where his musical career started.

King Sunny Ade, Onyeka Onwenu play

King Sunny Ade, Onyeka Onwenu

(YouTube )

 

His career began with Moses Olaiya's 'Federal Rhythm Dandies', a highlife band and then left to form a new band, "The Green Spots", in 1967. Over the years, for various reasons, Sunny Adé's band changed its name several times, first to African Beats and then to Golden Mercury.

With a stage act characterised by dexterous dancing steps and mastery of the guitar, Ade introduced the pedal steel guitar to Nigerian music along with the use of synthesizers, clavinet, vibraphone, tenor guitar into the jùjú music repertoire such as dub and wah-wah guitar licks.

King Sunny Ade play

KSA reportedly applied for the license in 2006 under the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

(Vanguard)

 

A lover of culture and music, the music legend recently floated his radio station which will be the first music and culture radio station in Nigeria.

At age 69, KSA still continues to wow the audience with his exhilarating performances and general awesomeness.

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