Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Gold


    January 28, 1987

    Kosoko Adekunle

    Adekunle Gold popularly and professionally known as Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerian professional graphics designer, music recording artiste, singer, songwriter, and performer with a unique genre of music he calls Urban Highlife. 

    Genre: Afro Highlife, Afro-pop

    Adekunle Gold is unarguably one of the few products of pure talent, creativity, hard work, and dedication.

    Adekunle's Early Beginning

    Adekunle discovered his musical talent at a tender age; he started out singing in his church junior choir and wrote his first song at the age of 15.

    He started out his professional career with Seyi Keyz as a duo called The Bridge. They recorded and released songs like No Sleeping On The Bicycle, the cover of All Of Me by John Legend and Norm Breaker ft Skales. Having identified a unique style of music for himself, in 2013 Adekunle decided to pursue a solo career and released his first single as a solo act titled Let It Stop, a song about peace in Nigeria and later released Sade, the song that made all the difference and got him a record deal.

    The single Sade enjoyed massive airplay from radio stations in Nigeria, it was termed the best cover ever by music lovers and critics. The single won the Best Alternative Song at the 2015 Headies Award. Orente, his follow­up single took its listeners through a tale of romance with great melodies. After the release of two successful singles, he dropped another banger in the last quarter of the year 2015 titled Pick Up and it became a massive hit. After the release of Pick Up, it was a near herculean task for his fans to choose their favourite song.

    In the first quarter of 2016, Pick Up was still receiving massive radio airplay. He then released his first single for 2016 titled Ready which also became a hit. After numerous back to back hits, the Songster and his hardworking team released an album titled GOLD in July 2016 which was widely received in Nigeria and in the diaspora. With production credits from the likes of Oscar Herman Ackah, Pheelz, Seyikeyz, Masterkraft, Sleekamo, mixing, and mastering by Simi and Vtek, the much-anticipated album did not fall short of the fans expectation. Presently, Adekunle Gold is the rave of the moment as fans cannot stop pouring encomiums celebrating the artiste for making a great album at a time where the quality of music in Nigeria is being questioned.

    The GOLD album has a lot for everyone to relate to and is also the first album in Nigeria where all tracks have pictorial representation. The GOLD Album also made it #7 on Billboard in the first week of release.

     This talented artist has definitely won the hearts of many.

    Awards & Recognition of Adekunle Gold

    • 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

    Personal Life

    Adekunle Gold got married to Simisola Ogunleye aka Simi in January 2019. He likes to hang out with his friend at the beach, his most favourite place in the world.