528. King Sunny Adé
Is there a more appropriate first name than King? King Sunny Adé was (and still is) the undisputed leader of Juju music and his infectious blend of Western music and African rhythms literally made the world take notice. Technically skilled with the guitar and lyrically gifted, King Sunny Adé may very well be the most important musician to come out of Africa, or at the very least the man who made a lot of people take notice as to what was happening on that continent. With Jimmy Cliff garnering Jamaica a second induction, could the Hall’s world gaze look upon Nigeria next and induct King Sunny Adé or Fela Kuti?