King Sunny Ade becomes “Change Begins With Me” ambassador
By Sewe Ishola
Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade (KSA) has been appointed as an ambassador of the Federal Government’s orientation campaign “Change Begins With Me”
The appointment was made yesterday by the Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, at his Abuja office, when the veteran musician paid him a courtesy visit.
Mohammed, while announcing the appointment described Sunny Ade as an icon and a trailblazer, who has reigned in the music industry for over 50 years without blemish.
“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.
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,” he said.
In acceptance of the ambassadorial assignment, KSA pledged to partner with the ministry to move the nation forward.