She joins an already star-studded list of artists including the likes of Awilo Logomba, Onyeka Onwenu, Sir Shina Peters, Darey, Omawumi, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Iyanya, Jeff and Tyson Noir.
Similarly, Temple Management Company, who are the brains behind the event, have also unveiled the Jenifa’s Diary duo of Funke Akindele-Bello and Omotunde Adebowale David (Lolo1) to join Tee A as hosts for the night.
The world-class concert holds this Sunday, December 11 at the Temple Balmoral Marquee, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. It will be shown live by Multichoice Nigeria on DStv Channel 198 and GOtv Channel 29.
Speaking on her performance, Tiwa Savage enthused:
Personally, I have been looking forward to honouring King Sunny Ade and when this chance came, I grabbed it. Long before I dreamt of pursuing a music career, King Sunny Ade has paved the way for us especially on the international stage.
On a personal note, I still remember how he cancelled other requests to perform at my wedding ceremony and I will never forget his that rare act of graciousness.
Another major highlight of the event will be the auction of one of King Sunny Ade’s famous guitars masterfully painted by award-winning artist, Victor Ehikhamenor.
According to Femi Salawu, Media Executive, Temple Management, the masterpiece is a collector’s item and has been receiving anonymous bids. The auction will be moderated by United Auction House.
An ecstatic Ehikhamenor said:
When you are given the opportunity to add a line to the history of a legend, you’d better ask God to take your hand and guide your senses. I’ve loved King Sunny Ade’s music for the longest time and his rhythm is one of the best companion in my studio when working.
It was a pleasure creating on this guitar for his 70th birthday concert coming up this December. I just heard him say on TV “I have many guitars, but this is my favourite. I call it my baby.”
On a radio appearance, King Sunny Ade has promised his fans one of the biggest gifts. “This is one of my biggest nights ever and I promise to give my audience something to remember for a long time to come.”