Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko (born 28 January 1987), recognized professionally as Adekunle Gold and AG Child, is a Nigerian Afrobeats singer and songwriter. He gained widespread consideration after releasing the 2015 hit single “Sade”, a highlife cowl of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”.

 He signed a report take care of YBNL Nation and launched his 2015 debut studio album Gold, which debuted at quantity 7 on the Billboard World Albums chart. Gold was preceded by the discharge of three singles: “Sade”, “Orente” and “Decide Up”.

Adekunle Gold revealed to Nigerian Entertainment Today that previous to signing with YBNL, he designed the label’s official emblem and accomplished different designs for Lil Kesh, Viktoh and Olamide.

Formative years

Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko was born into the Kosoko royal household of Lagos State, Nigeria on 28 January 1987.

Schooling

He holds a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design from Lagos State Polytechnic.

Profession

 

2010–2014: Profession beginnings

Whereas rising up, Adekunle developed curiosity in music whereas listening to songs by King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey.

He turned a member of his church’s junior choir throughout his teenage years, and went on to jot down his first tune on the age of 15. In 2014, Adekunle went solo after disbanding from a music group he shaped with a buddy whereas in class.

He was dubbed the “King of Photoshop” after posting an edited photoshop picture of him hugging Tiwa Savage on social media platforms. On 19 December 2014, he launched “Sade”, a canopy of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”.

The tune rose to essential acclaim and was nominated for Finest Various Tune at The Headies 2015.

2015–current: Gold

Adekunle Gold Acting at Felabration in 2017, UzomediaTV

After the discharge of “Sade”, Adekunle launched his first official single titled “Orente” by YBNL Nation after signing a music contract with the report label on 5 March 2015.

He was nominated within the Most Promising Act of the Yr class on the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards. On 18 July 2016, Adekunle Gold revealed the duvet and observe listing of his debut studio album titled Gold. The album is a 16-track venture, with musical manufacturing from Pheelz, Masterkraft, B Banks, Sleekamo, Oscar and Seyikeyz.

 It was launched on 25 July, three days earlier than the unique scheduled date of launch. Upon its launch, it peaked at #7 on the Billboard World Album Chart for the week of 13 August 2016. Furthermore, it was critically reviewed by modern music critics.

 Following his departure from YBNL Nation as a result of expiry of his contract, Adekunle Gold unveiled his band “The 79th Aspect” in reference to the atomic number of gold.

On 15 January 2018, Unity Bank unveiled Adekunle Gold as their model ambassador. Adekunle Gold Releases His Extremely Anticipated Album ‘Afro Pop Vol. 1’on 21 August 2020.

On 4 February 2022, Adekunle Gold unleashed his long-awaited fourth studio album titled “Catch Me If You Can” containing 14 tracks, with visitor appearances from Davido, Fatoumata Diawara, Fortunate Daye, Stefflon Don, Foushee, and TY Dolla $ign. 

Moreover, “Catch Me If You Can” album is nothing lower than the most effective and music manufacturing credit consists of: Seyifunmi, Davayo, Rymez, Lekka, TMXO, Tay Iwar, Blaise Beatz, Kali, Que Beats, and Spax.

Private life

Adekunle married Simi in a close-knit ceremony in January 2019. It was later revealed that they’d been relationship for 5 years. They welcomed a daughter in Might 2020.

He revealed in 2016 that he purchased his first automotive a 1999 Honda ‘Child Boy’ (Accord) from a buddy who’s a automotive supplier for 450,000 naira. Gold nevertheless mentioned the automotive finally acquired crashed by a buddy who took a experience with it. And he lastly mounted the automotive himself and offered it for about 400,000 naira.

The singer has been linked to accusations of infidelity with a preferred video vixen, Teminikan.

This was first talked about on 21 March 2021, by a preferred blogger often known as GistLover, who posted the picture of the video vixen on the weblog’s Instagram web page warning her to steer clear of him.

Screenshots additionally posted on the mentioned blogger’s Instagram web page on the identical day each confirmed the blogger’s accusation and even implied that his spouse Simi was conscious of her husband’s infidelities.

On fifteenth of July, 2022, Singer Adekunle Gold introduced his battles with Sickle-Cell ailments since Childhood which impressed his newly launched tune titled “5 Star”.

Discography

Albums

  • Gold (2016)
  • About 30 (2018)
  • Afro Pop Vol. 1 (2020)
  • Catch Me If You Can (2022)

Chosen singles

  • “Sade” (2014)
  • “Temptation” (2014)
  • “Orente” (2015)
  • “Decide Up” (2015)
  • “No Overlook” feat Simi (2016)
  • “Ariwo Ko” (2016)
  • “Good friend Zone” (2016)
  • “Nurse Alabere” (2016)
  • “Prepared” (2016)
  • “My Life” (2016)
  • “Nurse Alabere” (2016)
  • “Good friend Zone” (2016)
  • “Work” (2016)
  • “Stunning Evening” (2016)
  • “Combat For You” (2016)
  • “Candy Me” (2016)
  • “Paradise” (2016)
  • “Name on me” (2017)
  • “Solely Lady” feat Moelogo (2017)
  • “Cash” (2017)
  • “Ire” (2018)
  • “Rattling Delilah” (2018)
  • “Earlier than You Wake Up” (2019)
  • “Younger love” (2019)
  • “Kelegbe Megbe”
  • “Jore” feat Kizz Daniel (2020)
  • “One thing Totally different” (2020)
  • “AG Child” feat Nailah Blackman (2020)
  • “It Is What It Is” (2021)
  • “Sinner” (2021)
  • “Excessive” feat Davido (2021)
  • “Mercy” (2022)
  • “5 Star” (2022)

Awards and nominations

Yr Award ceremony Prize Recipient/Nominated work Consequence Ref
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Finest New Act “Himself” Gained
2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Finest Tune Decide Up Gained
Finest New Act to Watch Himself Gained
The Headies Finest Various Tune “Sade” Gained
2017 City People Entertainment Awards Album of the Yr “Himself” Gained
Metropolis Individuals Leisure Awards Collabo of the Yr “Himself and Simi” Gained
IARA Finest African Music Artist “Himself” Gained
2021 Net Honours Most Standard Musician Nominated
Most Performed RnB Tune “Pami”(DJ Tunez that includes Wizkid Adekunle Gold & Omah Lay) Nominated

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