Veteran Nigerian singer King Sunny Ade has been appointed as an ambassador for the Federal Government’s Change Begins With Me campaign.
The campaign is aimed at re-orienting citizens, and the offer was made to KSA when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.
Mohammed said: “We are looking for people like you that the younger ones can look up to. It’s not just that you have been around for 50 years but you have been around for 50 years without any single stain on your person and that is very hard.
“Most people in your position would have had one issue or the other such that their integrity would be at stake. But your integrity is as strong, if not stronger than when you started.
“So it would be a pleasure if you can accept to be our ambassador of the Change Begins With Me.
“I want the younger ones to look up to you and see that they can actually get to the top without cutting corners. That is exactly what you have done. You have never cut corners and you have gotten to the top.”
King Sunny Ade accepted the offer readily, saying the government didn’t even need to ask.
“You don’t need to say much. This is what I love to do and it has been part of me. We are ready to do that officially throughout the whole world,” he said.