Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade has contracted leading talent agency and event firm, Temple Management Company (TMC) to curate a world class high-octane concert as the climax of his 70th birthday celebrations. The show-stopping event is also set to mark the 50-year coronation of the “King” of Nigerian music.
With the brief, the fast-growing creative firm is saddled with the task of putting together, what is believed to be a grand occasion of the Nigerian event and showbiz circuit.
The iconic King Sunny Ade turned 70 on September 22, 2016, and has been feted by different associations and organisations in a long line of ceremonies. The celebrations will climax with a ground-breaking concert production.
Led by its industrious founder, Idris Olorunnimbe, TMC has made its imprints felt in four key areas of operation, including entertainment, arts, media and sports. In addition to being credited to the success of the maiden edition of Mavin Access Concert, the talent firm manages a mélange of Nigeria’s biggest talents drawn from different spectrum, including Nigeria’s biggest record label, Mavin Records, renowned disc jockey, DJ Jimmy Jatt, award-winning visual artist and writer, Victor Ehikhamenor, R’n’B performer, Iyanya, artist/jeweller, Mode Aderinokun, award-winning Nigerian broadcast media, Funmi Iyanda and 11-year old tennis prodigy, Marylove Edwards.
“We do not take with levity, the trust reposed in us at Temple Management Company by one of Nigeria’s biggest music colossus, King Sunny Ade. We take this assignment as a big endorsement on our competencies as an organisation,” says Mr Olorunnimbe.
Expressing satisfaction in TMC, the Juju music maestro scored the event company high and expressed confidence in its competence to deliver a world-class show. “I have been around the industry long enough to realise that the guys at Temple Management Company are very sharp and know what they are doing with their level of professionalism. I am very pleased to work with them to put together a befitting 70th birthday concert for me,” he revealed.
“With this arrangement in place, I can concentrate on what I know how to do best. You can call this concert one of the biggest of my music career and I am looking forward to giving my fans, the best performance of my life,” the septuagenarian added.
By SAMUEL ABULUDE, Lagos