Golden Oldies is wishing Nigerian Juju musician Sir Shina Peters, a happy birthday today [born 30 May 1958]. He began his career playing the guitar for General Prince Adekunle. He later formed a group with Juju Maestro, Segun Adewale. Shina Peters, after releasing many albums with Segun Adewale through the 1980s, went on to form his own band, “Sir Shina Peters & His International Stars.”
The first album they release, ‘Ace’ (Afro-Juju Series 1) in 1989, went double platinum and was the career breakthrough which catapulted Sir Shina Peters into limelight. “Ace” was a musical fusion of Juju and Afro beat, a rhythmic collaboration which pierced ethnic, cultural, and language barriers in Nigeria.
Happy birthday Shina Peters.