Adekunle Kosoko (born 28 January 1987), known professionally as Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerianhighlife 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 Gold 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.
After a successful outing in 2020, Adekunle Gold premieres a New Music titled “It Is What It Is” kickstart 2021.
“It Is What It Is” produced by Kali and Blaise Beatz is another impressive music experimentation from Adekunle Gold. He combines Urban highlife and Afrobeat with the Bop and Dancehall genre.
Adekunle Gold is an award-winning Nigerian highlife singer, songwriter, and graphic designer. AG Baby calls his music “urban highlife” because of its conscious intersections with contemporary pop, electronica, folk, and R&B. His debut solo single, “Sade,” in 2014, a cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life,” set the radio stations of Lagos buzzing. Mixed by top Nigerian singer and songwriter, Simi he won an award for it at Nigeria’s Headies the very next year for Best Alternative Song. He got signed to Olamide’s YBNL label, and issued two Simi-mixed charting follow-ups in “Orente” and “Pick Up” before releasing Gold Album.
Artist : Adekunle Gold
Title: It is what it is
Durations : 2 minutes
Year : 2021
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