I thought my eyes were playing pranks on me when I saw the Nigerian juju music legend, King Sunny Ade in an American Film. I couldn’t imagine it the same way you just can’t right now. Well, this surprise is no doubt about his competence and international recognition but having such exceptional stardom was really phenomenal. In fact, I am aware right now you can’t wait anymore to know the American film am talking about 🤪 But wait a minute, yesterday was the Father’s day celebration and for me, the party still continues. King Sunny Ade is a father that deserves the party’s award.
Africa’s Mick Jagger, Sunny Ade has featured in 4 films in his Music Career; Breathless (Music) 1983, O.C. and Stiggs (Music & appearance) 1987, One More Saturday Night (Music) 1986 and Fifty (Music & appearance) 2015.
O.C. and Stiggs is a 1987 American teen comedy film directed by Robert Altman and music by King Sunny Ade. His appearance and performance were mind-blowing. One More Saturday Night is also an American film and the music was led by Sunny Ade but without his appearance. Below is the lovely video you have been anticipating.
Music performance by King Sunny Ade in an American Film O.C. and Stiggs (1987)
Isn’t it interesting? See how everyone got caught up with the song. What a nice Blues from our very own King Sunny Ade.
Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye MFR, born September 22, 1946, is a veteran singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Sunny Adé has received numerous awards during his career. In November 2016 he became a recipient of the AFRIMA award and in December of the same year, he was inducted into Hard Rock Cafe hall of fame. Sunny Adé introduced the pedal steel guitar to Nigerian pop music. He introduced the use of synthesizers, clavinet, vibraphone, tenor guitar into the Juju music. His stage act was characterised by dexterous dancing steps and mastery of the guitar.
We celebrate him as the man of the week and as a Father worth emulating!
Happy Father’s week to every good and bad father 🙆♂️ Wetin, a father is a father shikena!
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