OSG MCM – Why We Love Adekunle Gold
Our man-crush today is Nigerian musician, Adekunle Gold.
Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known by his stage name Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerian urban highlife singer, songwriter and graphic designer.
His 2014 single “Sade” received massive airplay on various Nigerian radio stations. His follow-up single, titled “Orente“, also received positive reviews.
While growing up, Adekunle developed the 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, Adekunle went solo after he disbanded a music group he formed with a friend while in school. Adekunle Gold was named the “King of Photoshop” after posting an edited Photoshop image of him hugging Tiwa Savage.
After the release of Sade, he released his “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. 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.
Adekunle Gold has won different awards. The 2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEAs), Best Song award , best new Act, 2015 Afrima Awards for the Revelation of Africa category with his song “Sade” and others. He also recently signed a multimillion naira contract with unity bank.
We celebrate talented Adekunle Gold as our man crush Monday.