Born Adekunle Kosoko but goes by the stage name, Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian highlife singer, songwriter and graphics designer who started off as cover artist on One Direction’s song, Story Of My Life but titled it Sade.
He got lucky as Olamide of YBNL signed him and he gained the recognition needed. He released his first studio album, Gold which found itself at the number seven spot on the Billboard World Albums Chart. Songs like Orente, Sade and Pick up were the most played at the time and still making waves on air.
Aside from being an artist, Adekunle Gold is also a graphics designer. His graphics designing skills was on display at the time he was with YBNL…he designed the label’s official logo as well as other designs at the time he was with the label.
He has been on the low doing his music and his music cuts across Africa.
Adekunle Gold who never saw the possibility of being able to gather up to 40 people in a room was able to shut down the iconic Lincoln Centre in New York . This made him share an emotional thank you post on IG.
He opened up on what had happened to him 3years ago. He said he struggled to get 40 people in the building but three years later, the same place is filled to capacity while he performed.
“In a way, I’m grateful that it rained because your presence despite the elements reaffirmed God’s and your life for me. 3yrs ago in the same city, I couldn’t get more than 40 if you in a room, and looking at this picture, I’m humbled guys.
I am truly honoured to have been on stage and grateful to the ones that made it happen. @okayafrica @obiolaoke @seenahgee and the many of you too numerous to mention. Thank you, Thank You, we packed and filled the @lincolncebtre to the brim😮. Thank you.”
Congratulations to Adekunle Gold and we wish him even bigger and better wins in the future.