It came as a rude shock earlier this week when news filtered on the social media that veteran juju artiste, King Sunny Ade, had died.

But in a chat with Saturday Beats on Wednesday, KSA as he is popularly called, denied being ill or being admitted to the hospital. He said he wouldn’t know why anyone would go to town that he had passed on.

“If I were in a hospital, I would say so. There wouldn’t have been any reason for me to lie. In fact, the hospital would also see me as a liar if I lied that I wasn’t admitted or sick. But the truth is that I have not been sick. I am hale and hearty,” he said.

KSA said he wouldn’t know where the story was coming from or who could have thought of going to town with such rumours.

“Don’t mind them. But they can’t kill me. God will not allow anything to happen to me. I performed at Tunji Braithwaite’s burial on Saturday night and I wasn’t ill. I am just coming from Oba Awujale’s palace in Ijebu Ode as you are talking to me. I am very healthy.

“I am not on Facebook, so I didn’t even read the story. It was friends that called me to tell me about what they read. I still pray for those who started the rumour. I don’t look for enemies and I don’t have any enemy,” he said.

Meanwhile, the veteran artiste said all is set for his radio station to take off soon.

“Everything is in place, very soon, we will kick off transmission. The launch date will soon be announced,” he said.



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