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Information Minister Greets King Sunny Ade at 70

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has congratulated juju star King Sunny Ade on his 70th birthday, describing him as a cultural icon and a trail blazer.

In a statement issued in LagosThursday, the Minister hailed King Sunny Ade’s contribution to the growth of Nigerian music, which is fast becoming a global brand, crediting him and other musical stars of his generation for charting the path for today’s generation of ”Young Turks” in the industry.

He said it was particularly delightful that in spite of his age, the ace juju singer has remained active on the music scene, thus reinforcing his
position as a cultural ambassador, who has done so much to project a positive image for the country over the years.

Alhaji Mohammed prayed God grant the musician many more years in good health, so that he can continue to be a source of inspiration to aspiring music artistes in particular and indeed the entire Nigerian youth in general.

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