KSA was inducted into the Hard Rock hall of fame and he also donated some personal things to the Hard Rock’s world-famous memorabilia collection
The two-time Grammy Award nominee, Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade, is now officially the first Nigerian musician to donate pieces from his personal reserve to Hard Rock’s world-famous memorabilia collection.
On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, the juju music maestro donated a vintage Fender Guitar which happened to be his first guitar he used for his first major hit Syncro System among other personal items including an album cover and a pair of shoes at Hard Rock Cafe Lagos.
The epoch making event was brokered by talent agency and event management company, Temple Management Company who are also putting together the highly-publicised grand concert for King Sunny Ade tagged Sunny On Sunday scheduled for December 11th at Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
To commemorate the induction, Chivas also did present King Sunny Ade with a Chivas Regal 25 Year Original Blended Whisky; and created a signature drink for KSA, titled Ondo Regale, which was debuted, and served as cocktails at the induction.
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Speaking on the history making event KSA said:
“I’m thrilled to be the first Nigerian musician to donate personal items to Hard Rock’s world-famous collection and to be showcased alongside other legendary artists. For me, this is more than just a ceremony; it’s an opportunity to pass on a cultural legacy and inspire new generations of musicians around the globe.”
See how passionate KSA is about his first guitar in the video below:
In his response, CEO of Hard Rock Cafe Lagos, Sanjay Mathani said:
“It’s a great honor to be able to pay homage to the rich and historic musical roots in Lagos with a memorabilia donation from King Sunny Ade. Hard Rock embraces all genres of music, and we are proud to support such a talented and influential artist.”
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Watch Terfa of Temple Muse read the citation of KSA below:
Other great music icons on the Hard Rock showcase include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Brian Wilson and Elton John among others.
There will be a grand concert tagged Sunny On Sunday on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos to celebrate the juju music and master guitarist turning 70. KSA clocked 70 on September 22, 2016.