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First Look: King Sunny Ade’s 70th Birthday Celebration in Houston, Texas



On the 21st of August, Legendary musician King Sunny Ade had an electrifying performance in Houston, Texas with his 20 member African beats band. He also celebrated his upcoming 70th birthday, which is on the 22nd of September 2016.

The centrepiece for the celebration were his elaborate cakes that embodied KSA and his love for music so well; a custom musical turntable cake by Ehi’s Cakes that thrilled even the King himself.

The celebration for the living legend had Kunle Afolayan, Dayo Adeneye and MD/CEO of Saheeto Small Chops, Saheed Kekere-Ekun in attendance. With Seyi Law; who conducted the cutting of the grand cakes and Ajele ‘MCAjele’ Adeyemi as the MC for the event. See videos and photos below.

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Did you know that KSA is a Proffesor of Music (OAU) .
Did you know he was the first afican artist to be nominated twice at the Grammy .
Did you know he’s one of the best 100 musician of all time.
Before and After his performance. It’s a rare opportunity. I’m Honoured. @seyilaw1

King Sunny Ade is thrilling us here in Houston. He is professionalism exemplified. He is 70 years young.

A video posted by ALETILE OLUWASEYITAN LAWRENCE (@seyilaw1) on

Photos & Videos: Segun Gele | @segungele, Kunle Afolayan | @kunleafo, Seyi Law | @seyilaw1, Ajele ‘MCAjele’ Adeyemi | @mcajele
Cake: Ehi’s Cakes | @ehiscakes


  1. ada

    August 23, 2016 at 11:24 am

    happy birthday. More years to come.

  2. Tosin

    August 23, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I would take a KSA class. I would give a KSA class. Glad to have his work. Grateful to have that connection to our roots.

  3. Anon

    August 23, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Many congrats to the living legend.

  4. Prince

    August 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Happy Birthday Sir. Long Live KSA. e pe laye.

  5. Igbeyinadun

    August 23, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Fit Grandpa, happy birthday sir.

  6. John Doe

    August 23, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    KSA looks young for a 70 year old. More life, more blessings baba.

  7. Wow

    August 23, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Wow! Happy happy birthday. You look absolutely gr8. Keep soaring!!!

  8. Alarape Afolabi

    September 25, 2016 at 11:29 am

    May God bless KSA the lining music legend. As a matter of fact, I do not know who is first among KSA, MICO and JB. Africans and Nigerians in particular we should congratulate ourselves that KSA is ours. May you live long more KSA.

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