The federal government has announced King Sunny Ade, the famous Juju maestro as an ambassador of the re-invigorated “Buy-Made-in-Nigeria” campaign.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed conferred the statues on King Sunny Ade after his pro-bono performance to support the flag-off of the Made-in-Nigeria campaign for the South-West geo-political zone in Lagos.
The Information minister, while thanking the musician for his contribution to Nigerian brand and culture, said: “King Sunny Ade has been an exponent of the made-in-Nigeria since 1970, exporting our culture and music to the world.
“He should be made one of our ambassador,” obviously instructing members of his ministry, while making his speech at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos.
King Sunny Adé (born Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye on 22 September 1946) is a Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and has been classed as one of the most influential musicians of all time.
In March 2017, he was appointed a “Change Begins With Me” campaign ambassador by Lai Mohammed.
The Lagos episode is the second of such campaign, following the one held in Kano for the North-West in July 2017.
The Made-in-Nigeria Media Campaign itself was launched in Abuja on May 17th 2017.