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Name: Adekunle Kosoko
Stage or Nickname: Adekunle Gold
Date of Birth: January 28th, 1980
Relationship Status: Single
Genre of Music: Urban Highlife
Adekunle Kosoko popularly known by his stage name Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian artist, Song writer and graphic designer. His 2014 single "Sade" received massive airplays on various Nigerian radio stations. His follow-up single, titled "Orente", also received positive reviews from music critics and consumers.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
He was born 1980 into The royal Kosoko familyin Lagos State, Nigeria. Adekunle Gold is the only son of his parents, he has three younger sisters although one is of blessed memory. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design from Lagos State Polytechnic.
While growing up, Adekunle developed interest in music due to his exposure to the songs of King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey. As a teen, he sang in the junior church choir and went on to write his first song at the age of 15.
In 2010 he formed a band "The Bridge" with best friend, Seyikeyz, in and they released four songs "No sleeping on a bicycle", "Norm Breaker" featuring Skales and "All of me" (John legend cover).
In 2013, he Left 'The Bridge' to debut as a solo act.
On 19 December 2014, he released a cover of One Direction's "Story of My Life" titled "Sade" which rose to critical acclaim and went on to be nominated at the 2015 edition of The Headies.
After the release of "Sade", Adekunle released his first official single titled "Orente" through YBNL Nation after signing a music contract with the record label on March 5, 2015. He was nominated in the Most Promising Act of the Year category at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards.
On 25 July 2016, Adekunle Gold released his sophomore album “Gold”. The album is a 16-track project with musical production from Pheelz, Masterkraft, B Banks, Sleekamo, Oscar and Seyikeyz. Upon its release, it peaked #7 on Billboard's World Album Charts for the week of 13 August 2016 and was critically received from contemporary music critics.
Apart from being a singer he practices he is a sculptor, painter and graphic designer, In fact he is called the king of photoshop as a result of the excellent works he did Photoshopping himself and numerous celebrities like Tiwa Savage.
Afrima Awards 2015
Revelation of Africa
Best of Lagos 2015
The Headies 2016
Best Alternative Song
Nea Awards 2016
Best New Act
He is an ambassador for Sickle Cell Nigeria
SOME OF HIS SONGS
He is rumored to be dating the Jamb Question crooner Simi, although when asked about the relationship he said they were just friends.