King Sunny Ade (KSA), Juju music maestro, says he does not have a crush on Onyeka Owenu, iconic singer.
In a recent chat with journalists ahead of his 70th birthday, Ade explained why rumours emanated that he was dating Owenu.
“Onyeka Owenu is my good sister and I don’t have a crush on her. We are both musicians and thereby colleagues,” said Ade who will be 70 on September 22..
“Onyeka and myself came together to do a song like a campaign. The ‘If You Love Me’ was a track to curb unwanted pregnancies among the youths back then.
“It was a campaign organised by Houston University in America where we needed a boy and a girl to sing against it. And that brought Onyeka Onwenu and KSA coming together.
“People became confused. However, myself and Onyeka had done some songs together before then. But many were anxious to know if we were dating each other.”
The music legend said he had already begun celebrating his birthday from September 1 and it would run till December 31.
“I am a member of 79 social clubs and you can imagine that each and every one of them wants to be part of the celebration by organising something for me,” he said.
“I started my birthday celebration with a prayer from Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye on the 1st of September. On the 21st of September, we will be having in Ondo, the Gospel Night.
“Then on the 23rd of September, we will be visiting the Motherless Baby Homes and the next day will be a day where my family members will celebrate me. We will also have a special lecture in Obafemi Awolowo University, with the Oni of Ife in attendance.
“After the lecture, we will go back to Ooni’s palace with many distinguished royalties in attendance. The celebration will also be taken to South Africa with a book launch .
“There will be a concert in Ibadan. We will also have 70 children performing for KSA. PMAN, Ondo chapter, Western states and National are also coming together to organise something very fascinating but I don’t know the details now. Here, PMAN, Ondo chapter will be playing the chief host.
“The grand finale will also attract foreign musicians into Nigeria for this celebration. Many organisations, clubs and associations have also set aside a day to celebrate me. All together, we plan to have a five-month celebration.”
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