King Sunny Ade’s Guitar Auctioned At N52m
A vintage fender guitar owned by
legendary Nigerian musician, King
Sunny Adé, was on Sunday auctioned
at N52.1 million in Lagos.
The guitar which was auctiond by Dr.
Jogun Onabanjo, Certified Auctioneer
and Chief Executive of Onabanjo and
Onabanjo & Co, is known to have
been designed by Nigerian artist
The glittering artistic piece was
revealed at the King Sunny Ade‘s
70th birthday concert tagged Sunny
on Sunday, which had an audience
comprising of Nigeria’s richest and
The starting bid of nine million Naira
was followed by a very competitive
bid by the well-heeled audience
consisting of influential businessmen
such as Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr.
Femi Otedola, and more closing at
While the bid was in progress, the
asking price for the guitar doubled to
N17m under two minutes before
exceeding the N50m benchmark in
The concert held at the Temple
Balmoral Marquee, Federal Palace
Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.