The Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) on Tuesday congratulated Juju Music maestro, Sunday Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade (KSA), on his 74th birthday.
Mr Casmir Obi, National President of PMAN, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that the music industry was grateful to God for adding another year to KSA’s life.
He described KSA as a music icon, whose dexterity in the use of various musical instruments, had made juju music unique and popular, even beyond the shores of Nigeria.
Obi said that PMAN would always celebrate him.
“A very big congratulation to our own KSA, who is a year older today; we are very happy because he is still very agile and bubbling at 74.
“KSA is a multi-instrumentalist, and we are proud of him; talk of any music instrument — guitar, vibraphone, clarinet, talking drum, tenor guitar — he is there with his melodious voice.
“The PMAN joins his family, friends and the nation, at large, to celebrate KSA; we pray that God will continue to keep him and grant him good health to mark more years,” he said.
Obi said that KSA remained one of the most influential musicians in the country, having spent over five decades in the music industry with about 120 albums to his credit.
KSA is a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MON), two-time Grammy Award nominee and holder of an AFRIMA Award.