|Real Name:||Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko|
|Date of Birth:||January 28, 1987|
|Age:||36 years (2023)|
|Record Label:||Def Jam Recordings|
|Net Worth:||$5 millions|
Adekunle Gold Biography
Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko was born on January 28, 1987, known professionally as Adekunle Gold and AG Baby, is a Nigerian Afrobeats singer and songwriter currently signed to Def Jam Recordings.
He gained widespread attention after releasing the 2015 hit single “Sade”, a highlife cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”.
He signed a record deal with YBNL Nation and released his 2015 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.
Adekunle Gold Education
Adekunle Gold holds a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design from Lagos State Polytechnic.
Adekunle Gold Career
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.
In 2014, Adekunle went solo after disbanding from a music group he formed with a friend while in school. He was dubbed the “King of Photoshop” after posting an edited photoshop image of him hugging Tiwa Savage on social media platforms.
On December 19, 2014, he released “Sade”, a cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”. The song rose to critical acclaim and was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015.
After the release of “Sade”, Adekunle released his first official single titled “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.
On July 18, 2016, Adekunle Gold revealed the cover and track list of his debut studio album titled Gold. The album is a 16-track project, with musical production from Pheelz, Masterkraft, B Banks, Sleekamo, Oscar and Seyikeyz. It was released on July 25, three days before the original scheduled date of release.
Upon its release, it peaked at #7 on the Billboard World Album Chart for the week of August 13, 2016. Moreover, it was critically reviewed by contemporary music critics.
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 January 15, 2018, Unity Bank unveiled Adekunle Gold as their brand ambassador. Adekunle Gold Releases His Highly Anticipated Album ‘Afro Pop Vol. 1’on 21 August 2020.
On February 4, 2022, Adekunle Gold unleashed his long-awaited fourth studio album titled “Catch Me If You Can” containing 14 tracks, with guest appearances from Davido, Fatoumata Diawara, Lucky Daye, Stefflon Don, Foushee, and TY Dolla $ign.
Furthermore, “Catch Me If You Can” album is nothing less than the best and music production credits includes: Seyifunmi, Davayo, Rymez, Lekka, TMXO, Tay Iwar, Blaise Beatz, Kali, Que Beats, and Spax.
In March 2023, Adekunle Gold was signed to Def Jam Recordings. In a statement with Billboard, the CEO of Def Jam Recordings, Tunji Balogun announced that Adekunle Gold signed to Def Jam.
Adekunle married Simi in January 2019. They had been dating for five years. They had a daughter in May 2020.
The singer was linked to accusations of infidelity with a popular video vixen, Teminikan. This was first mentioned in March 21, 2021 by a blogger known as GistLover, who posted the photo of the video vixen on the blog’s Instagram page warning her to stay away from him.
Screenshots also posted on the blogger’s Instagram page on the same day both confirmed the blogger’s accusation and implied that his wife Simi was aware of her husband’s infidelity.
On July 15, 2022, Gold announced his battle with sickle-cell diseases since childhood that inspired his newly released song titled “5 Star”.
Adekunle Gold Net Worth
Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian Afrobeats singer and songwriter currently signed to Def Jam Recordings. He has an estimated net worth of $5 millions.
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