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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
The Master Guitarist, Vol. 1
Label: African Songs
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Before Mango promoted King Sunny Ade as Bob Marley's heir apparent in the late ‘70s, the master juju guitarist from Nigeria had been making records with his Green Spot Band (later named the African Beats) ...Read full review
More King Sunny Ade albums: Main Albums (22), Compilations (18), DVD/Video (2)
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