Celebrating King Sunny Ade At 72
King Sunny Ade was born Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye to a Nigerian royal family in Osogbo.He is a is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the West African musical style jùjú. He has been called one of the most influential musicians of all time.
He is the first African to be nominated for a Grammy award for his work.
He received an award for his contribution in world music International Reggae and World Music Awards held at the Apollo theatre in Harlem, New York.
Listen to some of his iconix works below.