The organizers of “an evening with KSA”, an event designed for the double celebration of King Sunny Adeyemi, KSA’s 66th birthday anniversary as well as his 50th years on stage, no doubt are having sleepless nights. This is so following tremendous support and interest shown by a cross-section of Nigerians and corporate organizations, for the event holding on the 1st of October, at the Prestigious Premier Hotel Ibadan.
Feelers revealed that more notable artistes across the length and breath of the country are now calling the organizers to be part of the event, even as corporate organizations continue to indicate their readiness to also partake in the event.
Some of the organizations that already made commitment for the show include International Distillery, which is willing to brand the show with Veleta wine while Action bitter promised to make the event the best ever in the history of branding in the country. Also is O’net, a telecommunication company and subsidiary of Oodua Group of Companies.
Many socialites, celebrities, business men and women, Social Clubs, Individuals are jostling for tickets for the show, as they besieged Premier Hotel Ibadan to purchase their pass which is in two categories of Regular and VIP
Speaking on the event, Chairman, KSA festival 2012, Oloye Lekan Alabi, said, “we can’t expect anything less, because King Sunny Ade is an icon and music generalissimo. You should not also forget that this is the opening of the festival that will take us to the United States and United Kingdom. Just come and see the best of King Sunny Ade and other musicians such as Kollington Ayinla, Abass Obesere, Osupa Saheed, Yinka Ayefele, Salawa Abeni, Femi Opalemo, Omo Olope, Jide Chord, Dele Abiodun, Atokowa gbowo nle among others.”
The show, will run from 4 pm till dawn on Monday, October 1.
On Tuesday, November 13, there will be a crowning anniversary homecoming press conference billed to hold at the Ibadan Tennis Club at 11am. The grand finale of the festival tagged “The Crowning show” will hold in Ibadan on Friday, November 16, while the London and Washington versions of The Crown Show will hold in December.
KSA was in 1977 crowned by the present Alaafin of Oyo HRM Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi as the King of juju music genre.