King Sunny Ade’s ‘Vintage Fender’ Guitar Auctioned At N52m

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A vintage fender guitar owned by legendary Nigerian musician, King Sunny Ade, was on Sunday sold for N52.1 million in Lagos.

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King Sunny Ade’s ‘Vintage Fender’ Guitar Auctioned At N52m

The guitar, which was auctioned by Jogun Onabanjo, Certified Auctioneer and Chief Executive of Onabanjo and Onabanjo & Co, was designed by Nigerian artist, Victor Ehikamenor.

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.

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The starting bid of N9 million was followed by a very competitive bid by the well-heeled audience consisting of influential businessmen such as Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola, and closed at N52.1 million.

While the bid was in progress, the asking price for the guitar doubled to N17 million under two minutes before exceeding the N50 million benchmark in 15 minutes.

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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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