Juju music legend, King Sunny Ade, has denied claims that he once had a crush on ‘Iyogogo’ singer, Onyeka Onwenu, stating that their relationship is strictly professional.
He mentioned this during a press parley on his 70th birthday, where the world music pioneer, said their romantic ‘Wait for me’ song collaboration was nothing more than a message for the youths.
“I didn’t have any crush on Onyeka then. Even before that song, we had recorded some songs together. She was (and still is) just a colleague.”
“She is a good woman. We did that song just for us to teach the young people the essence of having a healthy relationship.”
KSA, as he is also known, was not patronizing concerning the thought of marrying another wife.
He said, “Haba! How can I take another wife? Is that a curse or are you praying for me? I am not ready for any new wife.”
The singer spoke of his birthday, which is often a week celebration.
However, there will be a slight change in this year’s event, which will run till the end of 2016, with a concert in Ondo State, the hometown of the legend.
“My birthday celebration is usually a one-week affair. But this year’s birthday is different; the celebration will go on till the end of the year.”
“I started the celebration with special prayer from the general overseer of my Church, Pastor (Enoch) Adeboye.”
“Later this month, there will be a gospel music concert in my home in Ondo. And on my birthday, which is on September 22, my children will celebrate me.”
“I will also visit orphanages. There are so many activities lined up. I belong to well over 70 clubs and each of this club wants to celebrate me. But the grand finale will come sometime in October with a concert where so many foreign artistes will perform,” he said.