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King Sunny Ade’s guitar auctioned at N52m

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A vintage fender guitar owned by legendary Nigerian musician, King Sunny Ade, 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 Victor Ehikamenor.


The Guitar
The Guitar

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 top celebrities.

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 N52.1 million.


While the bid was in progress, the asking price for the guitar doubled to N17m under two minutes before exceeding the N50m benchmark in 15 minutes.

The winner of the auction is yet to be revealed.

The concert held at the Temple Balmoral Marquee, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.


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  1. How much will they auction Victor Nwaifor ‘s.

  2. Why auctioning his guitar, has he gone broke?

  3. #52.1 for a small six strings guitar in this recession? Was the guitar made in heaven?

  4. Is the guitar made directly from God or if you buy it will it transform u to God special angel leading the worship in heaven or make you become the best musician on earth. Nonsense.

  5. Abeg if dem play d guitar for my late father ear him go resurrect? Cos him dey like music wela…

  6. if d man auction his guitar if like u buy if u no like waka pass make u no dey talk or comment insult comment for here

  7. Since d instrument cost lyk dis, make I waka pass than insulting the music icon

  8. propaganda. It shows our medias are really sprung. The westerners thought us the propaganda game. Now we gon take it to a different level. Smh,…its all balderdash,… Sheer shenanigans. No disrespect to the great legend. But 52 mil,… my foot.