Interesting! King Sunny Ade reveals secrets of his spoken English


Music icon, King Sunny Ade, has an interesting story to tell on efforts he makes to speak good English – as he did not go beyond secondary school in terms of formal education.

This is what he told ‘Sunday Punch’: “I thank God for that.

When you pretend that you are a graduate, you must find ways to make sure you move nearer to that. I tried to learn it by personal effort.

I read anything I see in the paper. As you are talking to me now, I have learnt some things from you, the way you pronounce some words and so on.

But, luckily for me, all my companies are full of graduates and when I am in the board room talking, I have to address them in English. And if I am wrong, I will ask them to correct me so that I will not go and embarrass myself when I get outside.

I trained myself to that level as well.”