King Sunny Adé, a professional jùjú singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Nigeria, was born Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye MFR on September 22, 1946. He is regarded as one of the first African pop musicians to achieve success on a global scale and has been dubbed one of music’s greatest figures.
He became the first Nigerian musician to receive a Grammy nomination for his 1983 album “Synchro System.”
The Nigerian Musical Copyright Society is currently chaired by Sunny Adé.
One of the biggest blessings to the Nigerian music industry has been your presence. The history of juju and African pop music throughout the world has benefited greatly from your songs and continues to do so. May God’s blessings on you be unfathomable to humans. Cheers!