Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known as (Adekunle Gold) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and graphic designer, born on January 28 1987 at Lagos, Nigeria. He received his elementary and secondary education in Lagos then went on to earn for himself a Degree in Arts and Design from Lagos State Polytechnic. Adekunle Gold was born into a royal family in Lagos state, he describe his genre of music as urban highlife, while growing up, the Star developed interest in music while listening to songs by King sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey. He became a member of his church’s junior choir during his teenage years, and went on to write his first song at the age of 15. In 2014 he disbanded a music group he formed with a friend while in school.
He was dubed the “King of Photoshop” after posting an edited Photoshop image of him hugging Tiwa Savage. On 19th December 2014, he released the single Titled “Sade” a cover of one Direction “Story of my life” which brought him to limelight , Sade received massive airplay on various Nigerian radio stations, the single went on to be nominated at the 2015 edition of The Headies Award.
After Sade Adekunle released his first official single titled “Orente” through YBNL nation. The follow up single, titled “Orente”, 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. He signed to YBNL nation on 5th march 2015 under which he released his debut studio album “Gold”, the album is a 16- track Project, with musical production from Pheelz, Masterkraft, and B banks, Sleekamo, Oscar and Seyikeyz.
BIOGRAPHY IN SUMMARY
|STAGE NAME||Adekunle Gold|
|GERNE OF MUSIC||urban highlife|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lagos|
|DATE OF BIRTH||28th January 1987|
|RECORD LABEL||Previously YBNL Nation|
|NET WORTH||$160 000 USD|
The album was released on 25 July, Three days before the Original scheduled date of release. Upon its release, it peaked at #7 on the Billboard 2016.moreover; it was critically reviewed by Contemporary music critics, following his departure from YBNL Nation due to the expiry of his contract.
Adekunle Gold unveiled his band “The 79th Element” in reference to the atomic number of Gold in the periodic table.
Adekunle Gold exact Net worth is yet to ascertain but industry report and finding estimated it around $160 000 USD.
The superstar Charge between ₦700,000 to ₦1 Million naira per show.
2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards
- Best song (pick up), best new act to watch
2015 Afrima Awards
- Revelation of Africa (“Sade”)
2015 Beat of Lagos
- Best song (“Sade”)
2016 The Headies
- Best alternative song (“Sade”)