Outskirts Press Announces King Sunny Ade The Legend!, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Music - History Book from Mountserrado Author Tunji Ajayi

Mountserrado, Liberia, January 27, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published King Sunny Ade The Legend!: Cultural Communication via a Genre of African Music by Tunji Ajayi, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 paperback in the Music - History category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $34.95. King Sunny Ade The Legend! is also available in its 6.14 x 9.21 casebound edition for $49.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/KingSunnyAdeTheLegend was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

African arts have found a fortress in Nigeria from time immemorial. Obviously, many things are embedded in African music. Indeed it is safe to aver that he who wishes to appreciate and enjoy the splendor of African arts must start from reading about the life and time of African artistes, their contributions to the liberal arts, and the pristine significance of such contributions. Quite a great number of African artistes have striven hard to showcase African arts to the world through their God-given talents and unflinching efforts. Unarguably, in the realms of musical and entertainment arts, no doubt, is King Sunny Ade, one of the greatest artistes that have ever come out of the African continent, who leads the sparkling Band The African Beats from Nigeria, the largest and most populous Black nation in the world. This artiste has through his Juju genre of music, in the last four decades, showcased the beauty of African entertainment arts to the entire world, including Europe, Asia, and America especially with his ever-sparkling live performances. He has titillated the Kings and the Lords, the ruler and the ruled, the high and the mighty. KSA’s over 200 albums for which he has won several international accolades and awards across the globe give a vivid picture of the development of contemporary Nigerian music. King Sunny Ade The Legend! is an exposé on a musical Titan. Aside from becoming an internationally sought product, his music, over time metamorphosed from being mere entertainment music to freedom-music, which often identifies the societal foible, lacunae in governance styles, contemporary problems, etc. Quite often the world renowned music maker has always offered alternative suggestions and tickled the ears of the ruling class, sensitizing those at the helms of governance to make amend for the benefit of the ruled. King Sunny Ade whose musical art works had attracted the eminent attention and comments of many world renowned leaders, including the former United States’ President Bill Clinton was rated by a credible British Magazine as one of the 100 greatest guitarists in the world.

Deftly constructed at 453 pages, King Sunny Ade The Legend!: Cultural Communication via a Genre of African Music is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Music - History category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, King Sunny Ade The Legend! meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $34.95 and $49.95, respectively.

Additionally, King Sunny Ade The Legend! can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks

ISBN: 9781432711054
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback
SRP: $34.95

ISBN: 9781432737894
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 casebound
SRP: $49.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/KingSunnyAdeTheLegend

About the Author

Tunji Ajayi was born in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria, where he had his early education. He holds a Master degree in Communication Arts (Mass Communication option) of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (Business Management option) of the then University of Ife, and a Higher National Diploma (Secretarial Administration) of the Polytechnic, Ibadan. A scholar and a freelance writer, he has written copiously for most of the prominent Nigerian newspapers including the Punch, Daily Sketch, and Nigerian Tribune. He was a journalist with the Concord Newspapers. ‘Tunji Ajayi was for many years a Lecturer at the Polytechnic Ibadan and later a Senior Lecturer and foundation staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. He also lectured in Mass Communication department of the Lagos State Polytechnic. He is presently the Corporate Affairs Manager of the Liberia Station of OA Group, a multinational firm with her Headquarters in Nigeria. Tunji Ajayi is happily married with children.

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