Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko popularly known as Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian highlife and Afro singer, songwriter, and graphic designer, he was born on January 28, 1987. He gained widespread recognition 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 followed by the release of three singles: “Sade”, “Orente” and “Pick Up”.
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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 was born into the Kosoko royal family of Lagos State, Nigeria. He acquired a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design from Lagos State Polytechnic.
|Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko
|Date of birth
|28 January 1987
|Country of Origin
|Federal Republic of Nigeria
|Source of Wealth
|Music, Singing, Songwriting, Endorsements
While growing up, Adekunle developed an 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 Gold went solo after disbanding a music group he formed with his 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 19 December 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 in 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 18 July 2016, Adekunle Gold revealed the cover and tracklist of his debut studio album titled Gold.
It is a 16-track project, with musical production from Pheelz, Masterkraft, B Banks, Sleekamo, Oscar, and Seyikeyz, the project was released on 25 July, three days before the originally scheduled date of release. Upon its release, it peaked at #7 on the Billboard World Album Chart for the week of 13 August 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 the 15th of January, 2018, Unity Bank unveiled Adekunle Gold as its brand ambassador.
Adekunle Gold Personal life
Adekunle Gold is married to Nigerian singer Simi in a closed-door ceremony in January 2019. They welcomed their first daughter in June 2020.
Adekunle Gold Net worth
Adekunle Gold is currently one of the hard-working and most influential artists in Nigeria presently with an estimated net worth of $1.9 million dollars.
Adekunle Gold Awards
Adekunle Gold in the cause of his music career has won numerous awards and recognition. In 2016, he won the Best Song of the Year and Best Alternative Song at the Headies Awards and Best New Act to watch at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards. In 2016, he also won Revelation of Africa at the Afrima Awards; he won the Best Song at the Beat of Lagos Awards and Best New Act at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
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Adekunle Gold House
Adekunle gold has been said to have a multimillion naira mansion in Lekki Lagos state. The house is so nice and big, it has a swimming pool space and a studio section for recording his music.
Adekunle Gold Cars
- Mercedes Benz GLB Class
This is his most precious car and he and his wife use it regularly, the car was acquired in late 2018 and has been serving him well. it has the following features. The car is accommodating, with seating for up to seven. Rugged in every aspect, with looks to match. So intelligent, it can carry on a conversation, and carry out your wishes.
The advanced, efficient 2.0L inline-4 engine’s twin-scroll turbopumps up power to 221 hp. With all 258 lb-ft of torque on tap from just 1,800 rpm, you get quick response off the line, and for passing, merging and climbing. The clever dual-clutch 8-speed can be an easygoing automatic or a paddle-shifted partner in fun as you wish. With no fewer than four drive modes, DYNAMIC SELECT lets you tune the drivetrain, steering feel, and available adaptive suspension to suit, too.
- MSRP: From $36,600
- Dimensions: 182″ L x 72″ W x 65″ H
- MPG: up to 23 cities / 31 highways
- Cargo volume: 20.13 ft³, 62 ft³ with seat area
- Horsepower: 221 hp
- Wrangler Jeep
The singer has not been seen much pulling up with this jeep as he drives it occasionally to the beach which is his favourite place to relax in the world. The car has crossovers utilize a car-like unibody construction that reduces weight and greatly improves handling and road comfort. However, this comes at the cost of ruggedness and off-road performance.
- MSRP: From $28,295
- MPG: up to 22 cities / 29 highways
- Towing capacity: 2,000 to 3,500 lbs
- Horsepower: 260 to 285 hp
- Engine: 2.0 L 4-cylinder, 3.0 L V6 diesel, 3.6 L V6
As we all know Adekule Gold and his wife Simisola is not really a fan of the luxury lifestyle, and like to keep a low profile and quiet life.
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