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Good day ladies and gentlemen, i’m back this week with another interesting episode of artistspotlighonekovibez, and this week the beam of our spotlight is on the legendary toaster, the ybnl guru, orente crooner, sade singer, no other person but the golden boy “Adekunle Gold”. Stay put, i remain Brainz a.k.a Danyaro as a bring to you the biography of this wonderful alternative highlife singer.
Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known by his stage name Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and graphic designer. He describes his genre of music as urban highlife. His 2014 single “Sade” received massive airplays on various Nigerian radio stations. His follow-up single, titled “Orente”, also received positive reviews from music critics and consumers. In 2015, he was nominated in the Most Promising Act of the Year category at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards, and was also nominated in the “Best Alternative Song” category at The Headies 2015 for his song titled “Sade”. He is currently signed to YBNL Nation.
Adekunle was born into a royal family in Lagos State, Nigeria. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design after graduating from Lagos State Polytechnic.
In 2014, Adekunle went solo after he disbanded a music group he formed with a friend while in school. Adekunle Gold was dubbed “King of Photoshop” after posting an edited Photoshop image of him hugging Tiwa Savage. On 19 December 2014, he released a cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life” titled “Sade” which rose to critical acclaim and went on to be nominated at the 2015 edition of The Headies.
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.
On 18 July 2016, Adekunle Gold revealed the album cover and tracklist 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 Billboard’s World Album Charts for the week of 13 August 2016 and was critically received from contemporary music critics.
July 28, 2016 Adekunle went ahead to debut his first album, title ‘GOLD’ the album was released under the imprint of YBNL, the album was acclaimed to be one of the biggest debut album in 2016, the album features only one artist, the one and only sensational songstress Simi. The album peaked at #7 on Billboard’s World Album Charts for the week of 13 August 2016.
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