KSA Birthday Celebration: "Leadership Is Stewardship" - Ooni Of Ife Tells Students
Oduduwa Hall was certainly the place to be on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 as popular Nigerian music prodigy, King Sunny Ade was celebrated by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
The programme, which was organised by Apreel 1, was done in commemoration of the 70th birthday of King Sunny Ade. The first part of the programme held in Oduduwa Hall and featured a public lecture from Professor Vidal, a Professor of Music at the Mountain Top University Lagos, who spoke on the topic, "Nigerian Music Industry: A way forward...".
However, a mild frenzy emanated upon the arrival of the Ile-ife Monarch as students, staff and other members of the University trooped out to see the recently coronated ruler of Ile-Ife. In his address to the audience, the Oonirisha emphasised the need for the youth of the present day to further seek the mentorship of the elders as the gap between the elders and the youth increased by the day, which according to the monarch, is causing a rapid moral decadence in the society. Also whilst celebrating the Nigerian music legend, King Sunny Ade, the Ooni engaged the youth present at event in singing some of the songs of KSA whilst the birthday "boy" in response delighted the audience with his popular dance steps.
In response, King Sunny Ade, appreciated God for keeping him, his band and the Ooni for according him such honour. Citing his past relationships with the two previous kings of Ile-Ife and the Obafemi Awolowo University, KSA stated that he was the privileged prophet who was celebrated even in his own town. The programme was rounded off later in the day with a dinner.