Adekunle Kosoko is his real name but fondly called Adekunle Gold. He is a nephew to legendary Nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko. He was born on the 28th January, 1980 and hails from Lagos Island, particularly from Isale Eko. He is the only male of his parents with three other sisters. Adekunle is a prince of Lagos and a member of the famous Kosoko royal house in Lagos.
Adekunle holds a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design from Lagos State Polytechnic. He majored in Graphics. He is normally referred to as the king of Photoshop because of his exceptional skills in Photoshop. He designed the YBNL logo. He is usually seen mixing and editing pictures of celebrities with Photoshop.
Relationship With Simi
Adekunle is rumoured to be in a relationship with ‘Jamb Question’ singer, Simi. Although none has ever declared this to the public. Simi helped Adekunle name his genre of music as Urban highlife. She also mixed and arranged Adekunle Gold’s three singles, ‘Sade’, ‘Orente’ and ‘Pick Up’. Everyone looks up to hearing the announcement maybe about their wedding.
Entrance Into Music
Adekunle wrote his first song at 15 and join the junior choir of his church. It was one of those days that he added ‘Gold’ to his name. In the early days of his musical career, Adekunle was a member of a band called The Bridge. The group dropped some singles and featured artistes like Skales and GT the guitarman before everyone went there separate ways.
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The Nigerian singer, songwriter as well as a graphic designer, Adekunle Gold categorized his genre of music as urban highlife during an interview. He came to limelight In 2014 when he released a single titled “Sade” which was welcomed by massive airplays across Nigerian radio stations. He further drop another hit singles, titled “Orente and Pick Up”, these songs help to launch him into the music industry properly. His follow-up single, ‘Orente’, according to him like was inspired by a true life experience and most of his songs but he is obviously more than 30 as announced in the single ‘sade’. He is currently signed to YBNL Nation record label.
Nominations And Awards
In 2015, he was nominated in the Most Promising Act of the Year category at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards. He was as well nominated in the “Best Alternative Song” category at The Headies 2015 for his song titled “Sade“. He won the award for ‘Revelation of the Year’ at the 2015 edition of AFRIMA. He also won best new Act in 2015 by Nea Awards 2016. His song ‘sade’ won the best song at the beat of lagos award 2015. In the Nea’s 2016 award, he won the best new act to watch.
He is believed to be charging between N700,000 to N1 million naira per show.
Adekunle’s net worth has not been declared but he is rumoured to worth between N10-20 million worth.