Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, also known as King Sunny Ade, a legendary Nigerian Juju-Afro Pop musician and songwriter, smacked a backup vocalist who tried to pick up money during his show.
The artist was seen humorously hitting and kicking a backup vocalist who was seen scooping up the money that was sprayed on him in a viral video uploaded on Instagram on Monday. The performer took the money and stuffed it into his pocket.
King Sunny Ade has been dubbed one of the most influential artists of all time and is recognised as one of the first African pop performers to achieve worldwide fame.
In 1967, he founded his own backup band, which became known as the African Beats. Sunny Adé signed to Island Records in 1982 after achieving national success in Nigeria during the 1970s and founding his own independent label. With the albums Juju Music (1982) and Synchro System (1983), he achieved international success; the latter earned him a Grammy nomination, a first for a Nigerian artist.
Odu, King Sunny Ade’s 1998 album, was also nominated for a Grammy. He is now the chairperson of the Nigerian Musical Copyright Society.