Nigeria’s legendary Juju singer, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye known professionally as King Sunny Ade, has turned 76. The King of Juju is not just a singer, but also a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
He is regarded as one of the first African Pop musicians to gain international success, and has been called one of the most influential musicians of all time.
After more than a decade of resounding success in Nigeria, Sunny Ade was received to great acclaim in Europe and North America in the early 1980s.
Juju is a style of Yoruba popular music, derived from traditional Yoruba percussion.