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Adekunle Gold


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SUMMARY DATA:

Name: Adekunle Kosoko

Stage or Nickname: Adekunle Gold

Date of Birth: January 28th, 1980

Relationship Status: Single

Occupation: Singer

Genre of Music: Urban Highlife


INTRODUCTION

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.

MUSIC BEGINS

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.

HIS CAREER

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.

AWARDS

Year Award Ceremony Prize
2015 Afrima Awards 2015  Revelation of Africa
2015 Best of Lagos 2015 Best Song
2016 The Headies 2016 Best Alternative Song
2016 Nea Awards 2016 Best New Act


ENDORSEMENT

He is an ambassador for Sickle Cell Nigeria

ALBUMS

 

SOME OF HIS SONGS

Sade Orente Pick Up Ready

PERSONAL LIFE

He is rumored to be dating the Jamb Question crooner Simi, although when asked about the relationship he said they were just friends.

VIDEO – Sade

 

 

Article Credit: Kenechukwu Edeh

Updated 12 Months ago
 

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