Sunny On Sunday concert commemorating the 70th birthday ceremony of Juju music icon, King Sunny Ade has been held.
The event, created and executed by Temple Management Company, was hosted by the comic Jenifa's Diary duo of Funke Akindele and Lolo Omotunde, both who performed their duties with Tee A as hosts for the night.
Performances on the night included a star-studded cast of Awilo Logomba, Onyeka Onwenu, Sir Shina Peters, Darey, Omawumi, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Iyanya, Jeff and Tyson Noir.
Another major highlight of the event was the auction of one of King Sunny Ade’s famous guitars masterfully painted by award-winning artist, Victor Ehikhamenor. The master-piece is a collector’s item and has been receiving anonymous bids. The auction which was moderated by United Auction House, was finally ended at N52.1 million.
An ecstatic Ehikhamenor said, “When you are given the opportunity to add a line to the history of a legend, you'd better ask God to take your hand and guide your senses. I've loved King Sunny Ade's music for the longest time and his rhythm is one of the best companion in my studio when working".
DJ Jimmy Jatt played an extended set at the night, before Sunny Ade took to the stage, amid a crescendo of noise and fireworks. He then proceeded to serenade guests with the best of his hits, in a career spanning 50 years.
Guests on the night included Don Jazzy, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Nigeria's Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing and former Lagos State Governor. Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, and Femi Otedola the Nigerian businessman, entrepreneur philanthropist, and chairman of Forte Oil Plc, an importer of fuel products.