King of Juju music Sunny Ade yesterday visited the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, where he promised to contribute to the growth of the institution.
The maestro, who was accompanied by High Chief Olusola Adeduro, the Sasere of Ondo Kingdom, said his presence at the university would show the world that he is alive.
“This is not my ghost,” the Ondo-born world-acclaimed musician said.
He danced to one of his songs rendered by the management staff.
Vice Chancellor Prof Friday Okonofua described the musician as a living legend, whose music has impacted positively on Nigerians and the world.
Okonofua said: “I was shocked and saddened when some wicked persons rumoured recently that you were dead.
“ It is not time for you to die. Nigeria still needs you, Ondo needs you and the university needs you.
“You are a living legend; your music has remained evergreen.
“The medical university, first of its kind in West Africa, is a befitting honour to your birth place.
“We want to be your friend and we want you to be a friend of the university.”
KSA said he was proud that the first medical university is sited in Ondo and that he is ready to give his all for its success.
“I am a friend of UNIMED. I have one of my arms in the University of Ibadan. I have another arm in the University of Lagos but I have my whole body in the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo,” he said