Dexter Story & Wondem perform opening set for septuagenarian African legend King Sunny Adé live at the Regent Theatre on Sunday, August 14. The event is produced by Spaceland and Rum & Humble.
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Sunday, August 14th, 2016
The Regent – DTLA
448 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA
King Sunny Ade:
Since the evolution of juju music in Nigeria in the thirties no exponent has made a more lasting impact in the genre than King Sunny Ade. As a singer, composer and guitarist, he has succeeded over the years in taking this Nigerian social music type to international heights.
Ade came on the scene in 1966 following his induction as a samba player in a small group led by showman and comedian Baba Sala, known in real life as Moses Olaiya. And with his own ten piece band, the Green Spots, Ade made his first record in 1967, playing the guitar solos himself. He however, blazed into prominence a year after with a hit single in praise of Stationery Stores football club which carved him a gold disc as a result of its massive sales. Since then Ade has been in the limelight.