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CANDIID SPOTLIGHT: A Quick Look At Adekunle Gold’s Music Career

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Adekunle Kosoko popularly known as Adekunle Gold just released his highly anticipated third studio album dubbed Afro-Pop Volume 1.

The album comes packed with 10 tracks. Released under EMI with licensing from Universal Music Operations Limited.

The 33-year-old had earlier released some tracks as lead singles like AG Baby featuring Nailah Blackman.

Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerian highlife singer, songwriter and graphic designer.

He gained widespread attention after releasing the 2015 hit single “Sade”, a highlife cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”.

In 2015, he signed a record deal with YBNL Nation and released his debut studio album Gold, which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard World Albums chart.

Gold was preceded by the release of three singles: “Sade”, “Orente” and “Pick Up”.

Adekunle revealed to Nigerian Entertainment Today that prior to signing with YBNL, he designed the label’s official logo and completed other designs for Lil Kesh, Viktoh and Olamide.

While growing up, Adekunle 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.

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.

On the 15th of January, 2018, Unity Bank unveiled Adekunle Gold as their brand ambassador.

Adekunle married Simi in a close-knit ceremony in January 2019. They welcomed a daughter, Adejare in May 2020.

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Written by Mateen Badru

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