Born Sunday Adéniyi in 1946 in Nigeria, Sunny Ade began performing in highlife bands at the age of 17. He formed the juju band Green Spots in 1967. In 1974 he founded the African Beats, started his own recording label, and was vying for the position of the King of Juju. In 1983, following the release of three albums in the United States, he was received enthusiastically by American audiences. He founded the King Sunny Ade Foundation to support African music.
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African Music Encyclopedia: King Sunny Ade
Profile and photographs.
African Music: King Sunny Ade
Discography, including singles and EPs, from 1967 to the present.
AMG: King Sunny Ade
Biography, discography, and related artists.
World Music Portal: King Sunny Ade
Biography and discography.
Cosmik Debris Interview: The Very, Very Busy World of King Sunny Ade
An interview by DJ Johnson of the musician who made 111 albums in 26 years. Includes audio sample and photographs. (August 01, 2000)
Perfect Sound Forever: King Sunny Ade interview
Interview by Jason Gross prior to a show in New York City. (June 01, 1998)
Metroactive Music: King Sunny made African Rhythms Popular in the States
Article by Nicky Baxter prior to a concert in California. (August 01, 1996)
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