Bofem NG MCM goes to Nigerian singer and songwriter, Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye MFR, popularly known as King Sunny Ade.
King Sunny Ade is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist in the West African musical style jùjú, he was born in Osogbo to a Nigerian royal family from Ondo.
King Sunny Ade left grammar school in Ondo under the pretense of going to the University of Lagos. There, in Lagos his mercurial musical career started. He is one of the first African pop musicians to gain international success.
King Sunny Ade introduced the pedal steel guitar to Nigerian pop music, he featured in few Nollywood movies in the early 2000s. His music was featured in the 1983 film Breathless.
In 1988, King Sunny Ade released an album "odu" for which he was nominated for the second Grammy Award and thus making him the first African to be nominated twice for a Grammy.
In March 2017, he was appointed ambassador for the Change Begins With Me campaign by the Nigerian minister of Information Lai Mohammed.
In November 2016 he became a recipient of the AFRIMA award. In December 2016 he was inducted into Hard Rock Cafe hall of fame.
King Sunny Ade has received numerous awards during his career.
We celebrate you today as our Man Crush Monday, we wish you more fulfilled career.
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