Nigerian Legendary Juju musician, Chief Sunday Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade (KSA), has established a legacy for himself.
The Minister of Enjoyment, like he likes to be called, recently launched his own radio house named M & C Radio and the station transmits at 106.5. Frequency Modulation.
The popular singer chose his hometown in Ondo State as the location of his radio station. The official launch of M & C Radio was a grand ceremony and was graced by the Governor of Ondo state, Segun Mimiko, among other dignitaries.
The governor, during his speech, expressed his gratitude for the development, also advising the management of the station to work together as one for the benefit of Ondo people.
King Sunny Ade is one of the most influential Nigerian musicians of all time. Born in Ondo state, the singer and multi-instrumentalist, will be marking his 70th birthday on September 22, 2016.
Sunny Ade grew up with a musical family; his father was a church organist and taught him the basic sounds of music. KSA began his career with Moses Olaiya’s Federal Rhythm Dandies, a highlife band and later moved to ‘The Green Spots’, which was his personal band.
Over the years, Sunny Ade’s band has changed its name severally, first to African Beats and then to Golden Mercury. However, their music remains top-notch.
King Ade has collaborated with major artists such as Manu Dibango (Wakafrika) and Stevie Wonder, as well as younger Nigerian artists such as Wasiu Alabi Pasuma and Bola Abimbola. He has also worked together with world music artists like Senegalese Youssou N’Dour, Mali’s Salif Keita and many others.
So far, only a selected few contempories of KSA have been able to sustain their music career for this long. To crown his efforts, the singer decides to tow in the same line with another popular performer Yinka Ayefele, who established Fresh FM in Ibadan three years ago.