Real Name: Adekunle Kosoko
Stage Name: Adekunle Gold
aka: King of Photoshop
Genre: R&B Singer
Record Label: YBNL (formerly in ‘The Bridge’)
Adekunle Gold Biography
Adekunle gold (Nigerian) is a singer and graphic designer initially famous for his photoshop skills and stunts, adding his pictures famous female celebrities including the likes of Tonto Dikeh, Toolz and Tiwa Savage and many others.
Adekunle Gold’s debut single ‘sade’ was a hit and the music that brought him to limelight in the music industry, he said he got the inspiration from a lady bearing sade that turned his love request down, and went on to write a song for her due to the love he had for her.
According to him, everything said in the music is real apart from the part he said his parent are expecting her.
He started out his professional career with SeyiKeyz as a duo called The Bridge. They recorded and released songs like No Sleeping On The Bicycle , cover of All Of Me by John Legend and Norm Breaker ft. Skales. Having identified a unique style of music for himself, in 2013 Adekunle Gold decided to pursue a solo career and released his first single as a solo act titled Let It Stop, a song about peace in Nigeria and later released Sade, the song that made all the difference and got him a record deal.
The single Sade enjoyed massive airplay from radio stations in Nigeria, it was termed the best cover ever by music lovers and critics. The single won the Best Alternative Song at the 2015 Headies Award . Orente, his follow up single took its listeners through a tale of romance with great melodies. After the release of two successful singles he dropped another banger in the last quarter of the year 2015 titled Pick Up and it became a massive hit. After the release of Pick Up, it was a near herculean task for his fans to choose their favorite song.
In the first quarter of 2016, Pick Up was still receiving massive radio airplay. He then released his first single for 2016 titled Ready which also became a hit. After numerous back to back hits, the Songster and his hardworking team released an album titled GOLD in July 2016 which was widely received in Nigeria and in the diaspora. With production credits from the likes of Oscar Herman Ackah, Pheelz, Seyikeyz, Masterkraft, Sleekamo, mixing and mastering by Simi and Vtek, the much anticipated album did not fall short of the fans expectation.
The GOLD album has a lot for everyone to relate to and is also the first album in Nigeria where all tracks have pictorial representation. The GOLD Album also made it #7 on Billboard in the first week of release.
This talented artiste has definitely won the hearts of many.