Veteran Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade has officially become the first Nigerian to join the Hard Rock Cafe Lagos Music Memorabilia Collection on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at an induction ceremony in Lagos, held at Hard Rock Cafe, Oniru.
The induction was commemorated by Chivas, presenting KSA with a Chivas Regal 25 Year Original Blended Whisky; and created a signature drink for him, titled Ondo Regale, which was debuted, and served as cocktails at the induction.
Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, KSA is known for his vintage Fender Guitar, shoes and album cover, as his rare collections.
The first-of-its-kind donation was brokered by leading talent agency and event management company, Temple Management Company who are also putting together the highly-publicised grand concert for King Sunny Ade tagged Sunny On Sunday scheduled for December 11th at Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, featuring Awilo Logomba, Onyeka Onwenu, Sir Shina Peters, Darey, Omawumi, Terry Apala, Jeff and Tyson Noir.
“I’m thrilled to be the first Nigerian musician to donate personal items to Hard Rock’s world-famous collection and to be showcased alongside other legendary artists,”
“For me, this is more than just a ceremony; it’s an opportunity to pass on a cultural legacy and inspire new generations of musicians around the globe.”
According to CEO of Hard Rock Cafe Lagos, Sanjay Mathani;
“It’s a great honor to be able to pay homage to the rich and historic musical roots in Lagos with a memorabilia donation from King Sunny Ade,”
“Hard Rock embraces all genres of music, and we are proud to support such a talented and influential artist.”
Other greats who are on the Hard Rock showcase include, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Brian Wilson and Elton John among others.
According to said Terfa Tilley-Gyado, Director of Communications, Temple Management;
“Celebrating King Sunny Ade is something of a national assignment for us at Temple Management Company that must be carried out,”
“An induction into the Hard Rock’s famous memorabilia collection is just one of such responsibilities that will culminate at a grand concert that Nigerians have never witnessed come December 11,”
Congratulations, Baba ‘KSA’.
Written by Clement Oluwasegun