Mavin Records Queen, Tiwa Savage and the Jenifa’s Diary duo of Funke Akindele and Lolo Omotunde joined comedian Tee A as hosts for the grand finale of King Sunny Ade’s 70th birthday “KSA Concert”..
Tagged Sunny On Sunday, the show for the Juju music icon showcased a star-studded list of artistes including Awilo Logomba, Onyeka Onwenu, Sir Shina Peters, Darey, Omawumi, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Iyanya, Jeff and Tyson Noir.
The concert which is currently holding at the Temple Balmoral Marquee, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, will be shown live on major digital Tlevision across the globe.
Tiwa who earlier spoke on her performance, said, “Personally, I have been looking forward to honouring King Sunny Ade and when this chance came, I grabbed it. 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 that rare act of graciousness”
Meanwhile, another major highlight of the event is the auction of one of King Sunny Ade’s famous guitar masterfully painted by award-winning artiste, Victor Ehikhamenor. According to Terfa Tilley-Gyado, Director Communication, Temple Management, the master-piece is a collector’s item and has been receiving anonymous bids. The section will be moderated by United Auction House.
King Sunny Ade had on a radio programme promised his fans one of the biggest gifts. “This is one of my biggest nights ever and I promise to give my audience something to remember for a long time to come.”