Adekunle Gold Biography, Net Worth, Music Career and Awards Via Afrokonnect.
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Adekunle Kosoko is the real name of popular Nigerian Afro beat, highlife and songwriter “Adekunle Gold”.
He is also a talented graphic designer and the husband of popular female musicians Simi.
Adekunle Gold Biography, Music Career and Net worth
Adekunle Gold was born on the January 28, 1987.
Interestingly, Adekunle Gold was born into the Kosoko royal family of Lagos State, Nigeria.
He acquired a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design from Lagos State Polytechnic.
While growing up Adekunle Gold developed an interest in music,
He discovered his passion while listening to songs by King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti and Ebenezer Obey.
Adekunle Gold decided to join his church’s junior choir during his teenage years,
From there he realized his ability to write songs and went on to write his first song at the age of 15.
In 2014, Adekunle Gold went solo after disbanding from a music group he formed with his friend while in school.
He continued writing songs, recoding at his local studio and pushing,
Until he came into spotlight and got recognition after releasing his 2015 hit single “Sade”,
The song was a highlife cover of One Direction “Story of My Life”.
The song did numbers and went viral, it was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies in 2015.
Adekunle Gold Music Career and Biography
After the release of “Sade”, Adekunle Gold also released his first official single titled “Orente”
He got nominated in the Most Promising Act of the Year category at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards.
In the same 2015 Adekunle Gold signed a record deal with Olamide’s YBNL Nation.
Adekunle Gold released his debut studio album titled Gold under the Label.
On 18 July 2016, Adekunle Gold revealed the cover and tracklist of his debut studio album titled Gold.
It was a 16-track project with musical production credit from Pheelz, Masterkraft, B Banks, Sleekamo, Oscar, and Seyikeyz,
the project was released on 25 July, three days before the originally scheduled date of release.
The album debuted at number 7 on the Billboard World Albums chart.
Gold was followed by the release of three singles: “Sade”, “Orente” and “Pick Up”.
According to Adekunle Gold before signing a record deal with YBNL he was a graphics designer,
he designed the label’s official logo and completed other designs for Lil Kesh, Viktoh, and Olamide.
For that reason Adekunle Gold was crowned “King of Photoshop”,
He posted an edited photoshop image of him hugging Tiwa Savage on social media platforms and everyone was wowed.
Following his departure from YBNL Nation after the expiry of his contract;
Adekunle Gold unveiled his band “The 79th Element” in reference to the atomic number of gold.
Songs by Adekunle Gold
Some of his songs include but not limited to;
- Sade, 2014
- Temptation, 2014
- Orente, 2015
- Uncle Suuru, 2015
- Pick Up, 2015
- No forget ft Simi, 2016
- Ariwo Ko, 2016
- Friend Zone, 2016
- Nurse Alabere, 2016
- Ready, 2016
- My Life, 2016
- Work, 2016
- Beautiful Night, 2016
- Fight For You, 2016
- Nurse Alabere, 2016
- Temptation, 2016
- Paradise, 2016
- Sweet Me, 2016
- Call on Me, 2017
- Only Girl ft Moelogo, 2017
- Money, 2017
- Ire, 2018
- Mr Foolish ft Seun Kuti, 2018
- Damn Delilah, 2018
- Somebody, 2018
- Yoyo ft Flavour 2018
- Kelegbe Megbe, 2019
- Promise ft Simi, 2019
- Before You Wake Up, 2019
- Young Love, 2019
- Afro Pop Vol 1, 2020
Adekunle Gold Biography can’t be completed without his Awards and recognition,
Awards And Recognition
- Best Song ‘Pick Up’, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2016
- Best New Act to Watch, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2016
- Revelation of Africa, AFRIMMA, 2016
- Best Alternative Song ‘Sade’, The Headies, 2016
- Best Song, Beat of Lagos Award, 2016
- Album of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2017
- Collabo of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards, 2017 (with Simi)
- Alternative Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2018
- Best African Music Artist, IARA, 2017
- Album of the Year, IARA, 2017
Who is Adekunle Gold wife ?
Adekunle Gold got married to Nigerian singer and songwriter Simi in a closed door ceremony in January 2019.
They welcomed their first daughter “AG baby” together in June 2020.
Adekunle Gold Net Worth
On the 15th of January in 2018 Unity Bank unveiled Adekunle Gold as their brand ambassador.
He signed a multimillion Naira contract with them to become an official ambassador.
Adekunle Gold is currently one of the most hard working, influential and most streamed artists in Nigeria.
Adekunle Gold has an estimated net worth of $800,000 dollars generated from his endorsement, Streams, Performance fee and personal earnings.
Adekule Gold and his wife Simisola is not really like to keep a low profile and quiet life on social media.
In the interview below on cool Fm Adekunle Gold talks about his Marriage life, Music and more,
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