King Sunny Ade has been congratulated by PMAN on his 74th birthday.
News Rain gathered that the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN), on Tuesday congratulated Nigeria’s King of Juju Music, Sunday Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade (KSA), on his 74th birthday.
PMAN Celebrates King Sunny Ade At 74.
Casimir Obi, National President of PMAN, commenting on the 74th birthday of KSA, said in an interview that the music industry was grateful to God for adding another year to KSA’s life.
He described KSA as a music icon, whose exhibition on various instruments, had made juju music unique, even beyond the shores of Nigeria.
He said: “A very big congratulation to our own KSA, who is a year older today; we are happier because he is still very agile and bubbling at 74.
“KSA is a multi-instrumentalist, and we are proud of him, talk of any musical instrument, guitar, vibraphone, clarinet, talking drum, a tenor guitar he is there with his melodious voice.
“The PMAN joins his family, friends and the nation at large to celebrate KSA, we pray that God will continue to keep him and grant him good health to mark more years,” Obi said.
Speaking further, Obi said, KSA remained one of the most influential musicians, haven spent five decades in the music industry with about 120 albums, including Merciful God, Congratulations, Ja Funmi, Aiye Nreti Eleya mi, and Odu.
News Rain gathered that the two-time Grammy Award Nominee and holder of an AFRIMA Award who has made a very phenomenal mark in Nigerian music industry founded the King Sunny Ade Foundation, an organization that includes a performing arts centre, a state of the art recording studio, and housing for young musicians.
He is a visiting lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and recipient of the Order Of The Federal Republic.