Sunny Okosun was born in Enugu, Nigeria on Jan 1, 1947.
He was one of the leading Nigerian musicians from the late 70s to mid 80s.
His first band, The Postmen, was formed in Enugu in 1965.
His 1977 song "Fire in Soweto" became a major international hit.
He featured in the anti-apartheid album Sun City, and his song Highlife was in the soundtrack of 1986 film Something Wild.
He made music in Edo, Igbo,Yoruba and English languages.
His mainstream success started to fade in the late 1980s.
He died aged 61 of colon cancer on May 24, 2008.