(Sunny Neji will clock 50 on October 24, 2015. Photo: NET)
Veteran Nigerian singer, Sunny Neji is close to celebrating his Golden Jubilee.
Born on October 24, 1965 in Lagos to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Neji, Sunny, the youngest of five kids (three boys, two girls) had his primary education between 1972 and 1978 in Ogoja, Cross River State, his home town. He completed his secondary education at Government, College, Ikorodu, Lagos in 1984 and proceeded to Yaba college of Technology where he obtained a Diploma in Fashion design.
Sunny Neji’s active involvement with music began at an early stage. As a boy, he participated in cultural performances and steadily developed the talent through the course of his formal education. By 1987, he took his game one step further and ventured into recording earning a reputation in the jungle production scene in no time. 1991 brought the release of his debut album, Captain on EMI.
The debut was slept on but the artiste was undaunted. He joined Colours Band with which he performed as lead singer for five years and inched his way further into the mainstream. He made a grand return to the recording circuit in 1997 with the release of his sophomore, Mr. Fantastik on GM Intercontinental Records and firmly established himself a bona fide star. The album sold hugely and won numerous awards for the artiste who came to be recognized as one of Nigeria’s top all-round artistes.
His third album, Roforofo dropped in October 2000 on the same label, GM Intercontinental and easily picked up from where Mr. Fantastik left off. It consolidated Sunny’s position as contemporary highlife’s premiere protagonist and further showcased an already glaring steak of versatility.
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Source:: The NET