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The 10 Hottest Artists In Nigeria #TheList2016: #7 – Adekunle Gold

We’re fully into the final quarter of 2016, and in the last 12-15 months, we’ve witnessed the growth of several superstars with hit songs, tours, endorsements and more.

The 10 Hottest Artists in Nigeria #TheList2016 takes into account the hottest names in Nigerian music from the tail-end of 2015 till date. For the rest of the week, we’ll systematically reveal all 10 names on #TheList2016.

Be sure to continue refreshing your NJO homepage to see who’s next.

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7. Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Gold kickstarted the year 2016 on a high note by winning the "Best Alternative Song" Award at The Headies. This came around the same time Adekunle Gold's single "Pick Up" was blazing the charts. As a matter of fact, from the first week of January 2016 to deep in February (over 5 weeks), "Pick Up" was the most played song on the radio, according to the ever-reliable PlayData statistics.

In April, Adekunle Gold released a follow-up single "Ready", which didn't exactly hit those dizzy heights, but is still considered a hit.

The Gold album - his debut project - eventually dropped to critical acclaim and commercial success in July, getting an Album Rating of 7.5 here on notjustOk.com. Oh... and he did it with no features! *cue J.Cole fans* (Simi doesn't count. Dazz bae!)

All in all, Adekunle Gold has had a very good year. With the YBNL Alternative/Indigenous act currently touring the US, a few more video releases off the "Gold" album will surely give him a blistering end to the year 2016.

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