In Celebration of King Sunny Ade, Omotunde and Mimi Onalaja, Unveiled As Hosts.
Tiwa Savage is the latest addition as she joins an already star-studded list of artists including the likes of Awilo Logomba, Onyeka Onwenu, Sir Shina Peters, Darey, Omawumi, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Iyanya, Jeff and Tyson Noir, to the roll call of performers for the Sunny On Sunday concert commemorating the 70th birthday ceremony of Juju music icon, King Sunny Ade.
Speaking on her performance, Tiwa Savage enthused:
“Personally, I have been looking forward to honouring King Sunny Ade and when this chance came, I grabbed. Long before I dreamt of pursuing a music career, King Sunny Ade has paved the way for us especially on the international stage. On a personal note, I still remember how he cancelled other requests to perform at my wedding ceremony and I will never forget his that rare act of graciousness.”
Another major highlight of the event will be the auction of one of King Sunny Ade’s famous guitars masterfully painted by award-winning artist, Victor Ehikhamenor.
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.”
“it was a pleasure creating on this guitar for his 70th birthday concert coming up this December. I just heard him say on TV “I have many guitars, but this is my favourite. I call it my baby.”
On a radio appearance, King Sunny Ade has promised; “This is one of my biggest nights ever and I promise to give my audience something to remember for a long time to come.”
Written by Clement Oluwasegun