King Sunny Ade

King Sunny Ade

For 30 years King Sunny Ade has been thrilling audiences and listeners with dynamic live performances creative videos and innovative recordings.

Born in 1946, Oshogbo, Nigeria Adé dropped out of school in 1963 in order to play with Moses Olaiya & his Rhythm dandies, a Lagos juju band. In 1966 he formed his first band the Green Spots, in 1974 he renamed the band the African Beats. By 1975, he felt sufficiently powerful and financially secure to set up his own label, Sunny Alade Records which was his main recording vehicle through 1990. In 1982,... more