The federal government has appointed African legend and Juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade (KSA), as an ambassador of its re-orientation programme “Change Begins With Me.”
The Juju music maestro, Ade was appointed on Monday, March 6, by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in Abuja.
Mohammed while announcing the appointment described Sunny Ade as an icon and a trailblazer, who is a typical example of ‘Change’ for young people to look up to.
He commended KSA’s transparency in the music industry for over 50 years without cutting corners to reach the top.
“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’,” Mohammed said.
”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,” the minister said.
Mohammed added that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is paying more attention to the development of the entertainment industry because of its vast potential in generating employment and creating wealth.
Acknowledging his new appointment, Ade vowed to support the government in moving the nation forward.
“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, ” Ade said.