Nigeria at 53: Celebrating Naija's Notable Figures

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  • Chinua Achebe
  • Femi Kuti
  • King Sunny Ade
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Ben Okri
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • Wole Soyinka
  • Sade
  • Nwankwo Kanu
  • Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon
  • Some of Nigeria's Best
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Fela Kuti
  • Seal
  • Seun Kuti

King Sunny Ade

An internationally acclaimed performer, King Sunny Ade is best known for spreading Yoruba Nigerian jùjú music and modern world music to a wider, global audience. Sometimes called the Minister of Enjoyment, Ade has been called one of the 100 most influential musicians of all time.

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