Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade (KSA) has disclosed that his 70th birthday celebration started with prayer for him by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
KSA will be 70 on September 22, but the celebration will span four months. KSA told journalists at Lagos Airport Hotel on Wednesday that his birthday celebration started on September 1, with prayer from Pastor Adeboye and will end on December 31, 2016.
He said, “ I started my birthday celebration with a prayer from Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye on the 1st of September. On the 21st of September, we will be having in Ondo, the Gospel Night.
” Then on the 23rd of September, we will be visiting the Motherless Baby Homes and the next day will be a day where my family members will celebrate me. We will also have a special lecture in Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, with the Oni of Ife in attendance.
“After the lecture, we will go back to Ooni’s palace with many distinguished royalties in attendance. The celebration will also be taken to South Africa with a book launch . There will be a concert in Ibadan. We will also have 70 children performing for KSA. PMAN, Ondo chapter, Western states and National are also coming together to organise something very fascinating but I don’t know the details now.
“Here, PMAN, Ondo chapter will be playing the chief host. The grand finale will also attract foreign musicians into Nigeria for this celebration. Many organisations, clubs and associations have also set aside a day to celebrate me. All together, we plan to have a five-month celebration.”, he said.
KSA has great respect for Adeboye and he has performed gospel songs at major programmes of RCCG, including convention and Holy Ghost Festival.