Veteran Nigerian juju musician, Sir Shina Peters whose full name is Oluwashina Akanbi Peters is 60-year-old today, March 30, 2018.
The legendary Afro juju star who was a massive sensation the 80s and early 90s shared a lovely message in which he announced that he will be marking his special day with a party at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.
See what he wrote on his IG page below;
“A 60th birthday is an important and treasured milestone of life. It is the time to look back at beautiful memories that have flown by look how far you have come
Look how your life has been awesome
Look at all the things that you have got
Look how your family & Friends Loves you a lot
Look how stunning life’s view is
Happy birthday to Me Thanks to the Heavenly Father for preservation.
Today is a Special Day God has blessed me with Life and the most amazing journey in life Happy 60th to me.
Today is we celebrate in a big way with my amazing people Federal Palace Hotel today 5 pm – 11 pm Love you all #SirShina60.”
Sir Shina Peters ‘s journey into music began at a young age when he played with friends under the handle Olushina and His Twelve Fantastic Brothers.
While playing with his friends, he taught himself how to play the piano and later joined Ebenezer Obey’s band.
Thereafter, he left Obey’s band and joined General Prince Adekunle’s band as a guitar player. Adekunle’s band played in Lagos hotels such as Western Hotel, Palm Beach Hotel and Executive Hotel. When Adekunle was ill, Peters sometimes acted as lead singer.
He left Adekunle to form Shina Adewale, a band with Juju Maestro Segun Adewale. However, the duo soon split. 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”.
Peters was an actor in ‘Money Power’, a movie produced by Ola Balogun. He met and started a relationship with the actress Clarion Chukwura at this time. Their romance led to the birth of a son, Clarence Peters.
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