Buhari Hails King Sunny Ade at 75, Keeps Silent On Wife’s Death

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hailed King Sunny Ade on his 75th birthday, describing him as legend in the music industry.

The President in his message said that KSA has been able to bring Nigeria to global limelight through his genre of music.

But the President was silent on the death of Risikat, the wife of Sunny Ade, who died on Tuesday morning, just 24 hours to the birthday celebration.

According to the congratulatory message released by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari extolled the courage, foresight, and innovative spirit of the music artiste

It reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari joins the entertainment industry in Nigeria and world over, particularly performing artistes, in celebrating with legendary juju singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye aka King Sunny Ade on his 75th birthday, September 22, 2021.

” The President extols the courage, foresight, and innovative spirit of the music artiste, who has since graduated into an authority in the literary and theatrical world, sharing his talent as a visiting Professor of Music at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife and championing many development causes.

“President Buhari believes King Sunny Ade’s several nominations for the Grammy, being the first Nigerian for such recognition, brought the spotlight on Nigeria’s multi-talented artistes, creating opportunities for many nominations and an eventual win that further boosted the country’s image among comity of nations.

“The President notes the focus, discipline, business, and administrative savvy that the guitarist and dancer introduced into the music industry in Nigeria, encouraging creativity and entrepreneurship by setting up a foundation to cater for budding talents.

“As the multi-talented instrumentalist turns 75, President Buhari prays for longer life and God’s blessings on his family.”

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