Sunny Ade is one of Nigeria’s musical legends.
Acclaimed King of Juju music, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, aka King Sunny Ade (KSA), said on Tuesday that he would not quit music until he wins the prestigious Grammy Award.
King Sunny Ade, who spoke at a roundtable discussion organised by the League of Veteran Journalists, Oyo State Branch, noted that the international award had been on his mind for a long time. He added that if Nigerians can rally round him, the dream is achievable.
The 67-year old has been nominated at the Grammy Awards twice.
When asked if anyone had ever benefited from his wealth, KSA said he could conveniently count about 60 people who had been trained to the university level as part of his philanthropic gesture.
Speaking further on his Grammy dream, Sunny Ade said he agreed with the Director of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Professor Olawale Albert, on the possibility of winning.
“A prophet is without honour in his own country. It is for every one of you to assist Nigerian musicians. I will continue to work hard. If I don’t get it, I won’t leave music. That is why I am trying to train my children. If I don’t get it, my children will get it. Nigerian musicians would get it,” he said.
Sunny Ade also disclosed to his audience that the much-trumpeted fight between him and Ebenezer Fabiyi Obey, his fellow Juju musician, was a fluke.