Nigerian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and a pioneer of modern world music, King Sunny Ade has been appointed a ‘Change’ ambassador of the National Re-Orientation Programme tagged “Change Begins With Me”.
Announcing him appointment, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said; “we are looking for people like you (King Sunny Ade) that the younger ones can look up to. It’s not just that you have been around for fifty years but you have been around for fifty years without any single stain on your part and that is very hard.
Continuing, the Minister of Information and Culture added that; “Most people like you would have had one issue or the other that today their integrity would be at stake. Your integrity is as strong if not stronger than when you started. So it would be a pleasure if you can accept to be our Ambassador of the “Change Begins With Me”.
”I want the younger ones to look at you and see that you can actually get to the top without cutting corners. That is exactly what you have done. You have never cut corners and you have gotten to the top.” Lai Mohammed said.
In his reply to the request by the Minister of Information and Culture to serve as an Ambassador of the “Change Begins With Me” Campaign, King Sunny Ade accepted the offer saying he is ready to officially accept the appointment.
“You don’t need to say much. This is what I love to do and it has been in me. We are ready to do that officially throughout the whole world,” he said.
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