Lagos - A vintage fender guitar owned by legendary Nigerian
musician, King Sunny Adé, was on Sunday auctioned for N52.1 million in Lagos.
The guitar which was auctioned by Dr. Jogun Onabanjo,
Certified Auctioneer and Chief Executive of Onabanjo and Onabanjo & Co, is
known to have been 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.
The starting bid of nine million Naira was followed by a
very competitive bid by the well-heeled audience consisting of influential
businessmen such as Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola, and more closing at N52.1
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While the bid was in progress, the asking price for the
guitar doubled to N17m under two minutes before exceeding the N50m benchmark in
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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