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Legendary Singer, KSA Clocks 74


Born, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, popularly known and referred to with his stage name, King Sunny Ade, a legendary Nigerian juju singer has clocked 74 years today.

The Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a multi-award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and is highly regarded as one of the first African pop musicians to gain international success and fame.

He is known for his longevity in the Nigerian music scene, fluid dance moves, boundless stage energy and vast collaborative variety.

KSA was born in Osogbo to a Nigerian royal family in Ondo and Akure, his father was a church organist, while his mother, Maria Adegeye (née Adesida), was a trader.

His music is characterised by, among other instruments, the talking drum and the guitar in the age-old tradition of singing poetic lyrics, ewi and praise-singing of dignitaries as well as components of juju.

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