567. King Sunny Adé

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Is there a more appropriate first name than King? King Sunny Adé was (and still is) the undisputed leader of Juju music and his infectious blend of Western music and African rhythms literally made the world take notice. Technically skilled with the guitar and lyrically gifted, King Sunny Adé may very well be the most important musician to come out of Africa, or at the very least the man who made a lot of people take notice as to what was happening on that continent. With Jimmy Cliff garnering Jamaica a second induction, could the Hall’s world gaze look upon Nigeria next and induct King Sunny Adé or Fela Kuti?




The Bullet Points:


Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

Odno, Nigeria


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Juju Music (1982)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Eje Nlo Gba Ara Mi (From Juju Music, 1982)

Should King Sunny Ade be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 11.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 11.1%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 77.8%
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