The Juju music genre recently lost a veteran, an icon, an indigenous music orator in person of General Prince Adekunle who passed away at age 75 after a brief illness.
General Prince Adekunle was a Juju music and instrumental wizard, who alongside a couple of other indigenous music acts were the music rave of the mid-late 70s and early 80s.
The ‘Awodi Nfo Ferere’ crooner and multi-instrumentalist enjoyed an illustrious career which spanned over four decades and fifteen albums to his credit.
He established his band, Prince Adekunle & his western state brothers in the 1970’s before changing the name to General Prince Adekunle & his supersonic sounds.
General Adekunle’s contribution to the juju genre cannot be over-emphasized, he’s believed to have influenced and assisted the careers of many juju acts such, Sir Shina Peters and Segun Adewale, who themselves were among Nigeria’s biggest music stars in the 1980s to mention just but a few.
Sir Shina Peters was quoted saying…“I started with him (General Adekunle) at the age of 10, I learnt a lot from him (Prince Adekunle).I learnt how to be patient and be humble, I learnt how to have the fear of God. Papa encourages every youth and the upcoming ones.”
While condoling with his family members and the entire Juju Musicians and fans, we wish his gentle soul eternal rest.