Sunny Ade's music was popular while growing up in Nigeria but at such a young age I couldn't comprehend the impact he had on music. I can recall hearing his songs being played on the radio or seeing him during a live performance on television as a young boy. I eventually discovered that his songs resonated far beyond Nigeria as he had fans globally. To gain a better perspective on his impact, I had a conversation with a fan of JuJu music who also happened to have a strong opinion on King Sunny Ade.
Sunny Ade, to me, is the longest and most successful Nigerian musician. He was so good that he forced other great artists like Ebenezer Obey to drop out. A young man from Ondo State, he was using the Synchro system for his songs. I believe if he was born in the United States he would be a billionaire on the level of Michael Jackson. He also like many other musicians had plenty of kids and it is known that he had one from every state. But, the man was not only really good, he was also popular among the youth and adults.
As remembered by a Nigerian living in Toronto, Canada.