“King” Sunny AdÃ© (born Sunday Adeniyi, September 22, 1946) is a popular performer of Yoruba Nigerian jÃ¹jÃº music and a pioneer of modern world music. He has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time.
AdÃ© was born to a Nigerian royal family in Ondo, thus making him an Omoba of the Yoruba people. His father was a church organist, while his mother was a trader. AdÃ© left grammar school in Ondo under the pretense of going to the University of Lagos. There, in Lagos, his mercurial musical career started.
Sunny AdÃ©’s musical sound has evolved from the early days. His career began with Moses Olaiya’s Federal Rhythm Dandies, a highlife band. He left to form a new band, The Green Spots, in 1967. Over the years, for various reasons ranging from changes in his music to business concerns, Sunny AdÃ©’s band changed its name several times, first to African Beats and then to Golden Mercury.
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