Adekunle Gold Biography | Early Life, Career
His real name is Adekunle Kosoko, but he adopted the stage name of Adekunle Gold. He is a famous songwriter and musician. He is equally into graphic designing.
His musical career started early and be could only come to the limelight in 2014. Since then, he had remained relatively popular in the Nigerian music industry.
Adekunle Gold had released so many songs since he began his musical career, and many of his songs were hit songs. He even used his graphics design expertise to design the logo used today by YBNL, Olamide’s record label.
Adekunle Gold Biography | Early life
Adekunle Gold was born on 28th January 1987. He is the first child of his parents and hailed from a Lagos royal family.
He spent his early days in Ikotun and Ifako-Agege, where he was raised.
His parents were teachers; after graduating from secondary school, he was admitted into the Lagos State Polytechnic to study Arts and Industrial Design.
If you have been wondering if there is a relationship between Adekunle Gold and Jide Kosoko, the popular actor, yes, the two of them are family members. In January 2019, Adekunle Gold got married to Simisola Ogunleye.
Adekunle Gold Biography | music career
His musical career began way back when he was a member of his local church choir; he became a choir when he was 11 years old.
He had the likes of Evangelist Ebenezer Obey and King Sunny Ade as his sources of inspiration. In 2007, Adekunle Gold wrote his first song after he became a member of a singing group.
The group worked together to feature the likes of GT Da Guitarman and Skales. However, that musical group was later disbanded.
After the disbandment, Adekunle Gold went silent but was writing songs in the background. He later released the song titled “Sade” in December 2014.
This song formed the cover of Story of My Life. The positive reviews on this song were so many, and they still keep on coming to date. In fact, the music got a nomination for The Headies in 2015.
Afterward, he released several other hit songs, like Pick Up, Orente, and the likes.
The genre of his song can be classified as indie, pop, and modern/urban highlife.
Adekunle Gold Biography | Record label
Adekunle Gold has a good relationship with Olamide of YBNL. They first worked together on a business, but it developed into a blossoming friendship.
The release of Sade happened after Adekunle Gold designed the YBNL logo. Olamide became interested in him after the song was released.
So, the former offered him a deal, and he became a part of YBNL Nation on 5th March 2015. It was followed by the release of his studio album titled “Gold.”
He launched the 79th Element, his record label, after his deal with YBNL. He is equally the founder of another record label, Afro Urban, though he runs this latter one with some team members.
What is Adekunle Gold Net worth
Adekunle Gold’s net worth is estimated to be about $400,000.
Adekunle Gold Biography | Awards
He was also a brand ambassador for Unity Bank. He has won several awards since he came into the limelight, some of which are:
The Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Song “Pick Up’ in 2016
The IARA Awards for Album of the Year 2017, among others.