Performances from King Sunny Ade’s 70th birthday concert
Legendary musician King Sunny Ade marked his 70th birthday with a concert at the Temple Balmoral Marquee, Federal Palace Hotel Lagos.
The event was hosted by the quartet of Tee-A, Funke Akindele, Tiwa Savage and Lolo Omotunde.
The veteran artiste had been honored by an induction into the Hard Rock Hall of Fame weeks back. During the concert, one of his personal guitars was auctioned for N52.1 million. The auction had originally started at N9 million.
A number of singers also performed at the concert, including Awilo Logomba, Onyeka Onwenu, Sir Shina Peters, Darey, Omawumi, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Iyanya, Jeff and Tyson Noir.
Tiwa Savage, who also performed at the event, said: “Personally, I have been looking forward to honouring King Sunny Ade and when this chance came, I grabbed it. Long before I dreamt of pursuing a music career, King Sunny Ade has paved the way for us especially on the international stage. On a personal note, I still remember how he cancelled other requests to perform at my wedding ceremony and I will never forget that rare act of graciousness.”
Watch a number of the performances below: