Since he announced he has found a new lease of life in Jesus Christ at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Juju maestro, Prince Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade (KSA) has made himself available for use in God’s vineyard, using that special gift God gave to him, his voice to praise Him and expand his kingdom.
He was recently seen at the National Headquarters of RCCG, located at Ebute-Metta area of Lagos, where he led the congregation in praising God with his evergreen songs and unique dancing steps during the church’s annual New Year Thanksgiving Service presided over by the General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Sunny Ade said his New Year resolution is to praise God for the rest of his life.
“I want to praise the Lord for the rest of my life. I am leaving everything in the hands of the Lord because He knows my heart desire. I know what He wants from me as His son. Sometimes, as human, we think, pray, plan and wait for the result but it is God who perfected all things.”
A man identified as one of Sunny Ade’s ex-guitarists was arrested recently in connection with drug trafficking. In his defense, he blamed his action on his retirement from Sunny’s band. Sunny said he had always advised members of his band against hard drugs.
“He is an ex-member of my group who was retired almost five years ago. I don’t deal with anybody who doesn’t believe in God. I tried my best in advising all members of my group against getting involved in hard drugs.
“I told them to see me as their leader and shun doing anything that is capable of tarnishing their image. I didn’t pray for anything evil to happen to him but I know his conscience will be troubled now.
There was massive death in the entertainment industry in 2012, and it has been predicted that there would be more deaths this year because of the involvement of artistes in secret cults. Sunny Ade believes with prayer, no evil will happen.
“I rebuke that prediction in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe there is nothing prayer cannot change. We had a very rough and difficult year in 2012. But I believe in the power of prayer and if we can pray sincerely, God will in His infinite mercies protect and preserve your lives. Whatever that has been prophesied against the artistes this year can be averted only if the artistes themselves are prayerful,” Sunny Ade said.
The secret of his evergreen music Sunny says is the grace of God.
“My secret has been the grace of God and the talent He gave to me. There are still genuine and promising musicians in Nigeria. What I think should be done and which I have always spoken against is the idea of venturing into music because of the material gains. We may have made one or two mistakes while growing up, but such mistakes can be corrected.
“Before composing any songs, we should ask ourselves; can we play such song in the presence of our children or grandchildren while at home and we will not be ashamed of doing so.
He advises upcoming artistes to imbibe the fear of God.
“I always advised them to have the fear of God in them which is paramount. This is because without the fear of God in you, there will not be wisdom. The fear of God, they say, is the beginning of wisdom.”