THE Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has described Chief Adeniyi Adegeye, aka King Sunny Ade (KSA) as a living legend worth celebrating.
Ogunwusi made the remarks at a public lecture to mark King Sunny Ade’s 70th birthday at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the theme of the lecture was: “Nigeria music Industry, the falling standards.”
The Ooni said King Sunny Ade’s experience in the Nigerian music industry was worth emulating by upcoming artistes.
“We are all here today to celebrate another leader in the music industry. I personally took it upon myself to be part of this event when the organiser came to me,” he said.
The monarch lamented that Nigerians were yet to imbibe the spirit of celebrating Nigerians who had distinguished themselves in various disciplines in the country, while he also decried inability of experienced hands in the industry to mentor the younger ones.
In his remarks, Chief Adegeye said he was happy to be alive to celebrate his 70th birthday and also happy to be honoured by Oba Ogunwusi.