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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

King Sunny Ade’s Guitar Sells For Record N52.1m At Landmark Concert

A new record in celebrity auctioning has been set by Nigerian music icon, King Sunny Ade when his vintage Fender Telecaster guitar, produced in 1950, was on Sunday sold for a whopping N52.1million.



The transaction took place at the eponymous ‘Sunny On Sunday’ concert organized by the Temple Management Company at the new Temple Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.


It was a fiercely contested bidding process moderated by United Auction House’s Dr. Jogun Onabanjo, Certified Auctioneer and Chairman of the The Certified Institute of Auctioneers, Lagos.


The bid for the guitar opened at N9million and it soon became one of the single most priced asset in the newly constructed hall as collectors’ outbid each other. In the audience were some of the most prominent Nigerians today such as Aliko Dangote, CEO, Dangote Group, Femi Otedola, CEO, Forte Oil, Adewumni Ogunsanya, Chairman of DSTV Nigeria and Herbert Wigwe, CEO, Access Bank Nigeria among others.


In less than five minutes, the guitar auction had already crossed the N20million mark and by the end of the 15 minutes allotted time for the exercise, an anonymous collector snapped up the item for a whopping N52.1million.


Produced in 1950, the fine strings of the Telecaster have been caressed by the fingers of the music legend on several stages across different continents. It received the artistic signature touch of celebrity Nigerian visual artist, Victor Ehikhamenor who etched his exquisite murals on the iconic piece of music.


Meanwhile, the Temple Management Company has clarified that its chairman, Mr Tunde Folawiyo did not participate in the bid contrary to widespread reports that he purchased it.


Speaking on his painting, an ecstatic Ehikhamenor said, “My number one goal is to put Nigerian art in the forefront of decision makers, industry leaders and as many Nigerian citizens as possible.

He added, “What has happened with KSA is a unique opportunity and I am glad Temple Management Company is of the same vision and mind set to keep repositioning the arts. The sale of this guitar was not just about KSA or Victor Ehikhamenor. This is about nation building which I daresay is universal, art is what makes great nations.”

The guitar is the second that King Sunny Ade will be parting with after he recently donated another Fender Telecaster with shoes and a suit to the Hard Rock Cafe Music Memorabilia Collection at a ceremony in Lagos.




37 comments:

  1. OK. Noted.
    He needs it to maintain his six wives and countless childree

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    1. Lol.. Please don't kill me.

      Priorities differ sha. Me oo, I no fit no matter how much money I have

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    2. U idiot. At least he's better dan ur drunkard father who's still under Uhmohia bridge begging for food.

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    3. peacemaker, unlike yours, he is a super dad and his children are all well brought up and well educated. Look how you ended.

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    4. I watched it on tv. And I screamed all through the auction.Na wa o.

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    5. Later they will say there is no money. Me I must find one billionaire sugar daddy for myself this new year oo. I am ready!

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  2. Congrats to the buyer. Congrats to the sellers. Money don come for una. No recession or MMM for this. Chai God is good

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  3. I hope the money will not make him to add one or two more wives .
    It seems he love toto so much

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    1. At least he likes clean toto. Not like d slimmy stinky one dat produced u

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    2. Anon15:31 clean Toto for where??? Which woman with good clean Toto go agree to marry a man with plenty wives?

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    3. Okwa anonymous, dts below the belt to peacemaker. Thou shall not insult parents without good reason on this site.

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    1. What's the name of the anonymous that got it ? I want to know .

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  5. Of course the kings guitar should be worth it!
    King Sunday Adeniyi is a living legend.

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  6. Nice

    See big names

    So ,who bought it at last?




    @Galore

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  7. Ok...An Anonymous with no name bought it



    @Galore

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  8. But its quite said none of his kids or wives came to the event. Atleast the kids shld have sang his song for him. And who got the guitar.

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  9. I hope the anonymous collected will pay the money...cos they will show off and they will be dragging them to pay up...ProudlyDeltan

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  10. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    Ordinary guiter.... Nna mehn, this is a record though....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  11. I want. To know the buyer, so that. I will congratulate him or her.

    Good for him.

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  12. What would the buyer do with the guitar?

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    1. He will use it as pillow. Jamb question

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  13. End time guiter, I hope the anonymous buyer plays it in heaven with the angels

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    1. Lmao!!!! My stomach o....this kilt me

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  14. And that's a legend up there☝☝☝☝ Unlike all those ones wey just dey wake from sleep and be referring to themselves as Legend 😩😩😩 Legend ko , legendary beats ni😏😏😏

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    1. Legendury beats will be proper legends in about 40 years time when we will be dancing to "Baba nla" with white hair and walking stick. Me I will bid 1 Trillion Naira for their Korg and Novation synthesiser.

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