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Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Gold biography

Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerian highlife
singer, songwriter and graphic designer.
He gained widespread attention after releasing the 2015 hit single “Sade”, a highlife cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”.

Background information

Full Name: Adekunle Kosoko

Born: January 28, 1987

Birth place: Lagos State

Nationality: Nigerian

Genres: Highlifeworld

Famous as: Singer, songwriter, graphic designer

Instruments: Vocals

Years active: 2010–present

Associated acts: SimiShola AllysonLil KeshOlamide

Spouse: Simi


Adekunle Gold

Biographical and educational history

Adekunle Gold was born into the Kosoko
royal family of Lagos State, Nigeria. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design from Lagos State Polytechnic

Music Career

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2010–2014: Career beginnings

While growing up, Adekunle developed interest in music while listening to songs by King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey. He became a member of his church’s junior choir during his teenage years, and went on to write his first song at the age of 15.

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In 2014, Adekunle went solo after disbanding from a music group he formed with a friend while in school.

He was dubbed the “King of Photoshop” after posting an edited photoshop image of him hugging Tiwa Savage on social media platforms.

On 19 December 2014, he released “Sade”, a cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”. The song rose to critical acclaim and was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015.

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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.

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On 18 July 2016, Adekunle Gold revealed the cover and track list of his debut
studio album titled Gold. The album is a 16-track project, with musical production from Pheelz, Masterkraft, B Banks, Sleekamo, Oscar and Seyikeyz.

It was released on 25 July, three days before the original scheduled date of release. Upon its release, it peaked at #7 on the Billboard World Album Chart for the week of 13 August 2016. Moreover, it was critically reviewed by contemporary music critics.

Following his departure from YBNL Nation due to the expiry of his contract, Adekunle Gold unveiled his band “The 79th Element” in reference to the atomic number of gold. On the 15th of January, 2018, Unity Bank unveiled Adekunle Gold as their brand ambassador.

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Family and Personal life

Adekunle married Simi in a close-knit ceremony in January 2019.

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Awards and Achievement

2015: Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best New Act”

2016: Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Best Song, Pick Up

Best New Act to Watch

2016: The Headies – Best Alternative Song”Sade”Won

2017: City People Entertainment Awards – Album of the Year

2017: City People Entertainment Awards – Collabo of the Year”Himself and Simi”

2017: IARA – Best African Music Artist


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