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King Sunny Ade

King Sunny Ade
Born: Sep 20, 1946 in Oshogbo, Nigeria
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Genre: World
Biography: King Sunny Ade is the undisputed king of juju music, the dance-inspiring hybrid of western pop and traditional African music with roots in the guitar tradition of Nigeria. Although he's yet to equal the success that he enjoyed with his early-'80s albums and American tours, Ade and his band, His African ...Read full biography
Juju Music
Released: 1982
Label: Island Records
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After nearly 15 years as Nigeria's biggest musical draw and juju music's reigning monarch, King Sunny Ade went global in 1982 with a brief but fertile stint on the Mango label. The three albums that resulted ...Read full review
Vintage King Sunny Ade
Released: 1984
Label: Nigeria
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More King Sunny Ade albums: Main Albums (22), Compilations (18), DVD/Video (2)
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