Skip to content

Accolades as King Sunny Ade turns 76

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.