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Buhari Celebrates Juju Icon Sunny Ade At 76

President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated juju music icon and multi-instrumentalist, Sunday Adegeye, better known as King Sunny Ade, who turns 76 on September 22.

Gatekeepers News reports that Buhari’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

According to Adesina, “President Buhari rejoices with the internationally renowned artiste, who is the first Nigerian to be nominated for Grammy in the 80’s, playing a significant role in the huge success of the country’s music industry, with influence across genres, including Hollywood, where his songs were featured in many movies.

“As the talented guitarist turns 76, the President extols the gifted songwriter, producer and visiting professor of music at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife for taking Nigeria’s local beats to the world, exporting the rich culture and placing instruments like the ‘talking drum’ on global spotlight for research and adaption.”

Buhari noted that the recognitions and awards including the national award, Member of the Federal Republic—the multi-talented entertainer has received over the years are well deserved.

He, therefore, prayed for his good health, strength and grace of more creativity.

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