Monday, August 24, 2015

Making Waves: Adekunle GOLD

One of Nigerian artist who is currently making waves in Nigerian Music Industry is Adekunle Kosoko popularly known by his stage name 'Adekunle Gold'; a name he coined based on his orientation  “you can’t substitute brass for gold” - an orientation he got from a preacher’s sermon. He is a Lagos based Nigerian artist who is known for music and his amazing Photoshop skills across social media. His vocal prowess and uniqueness is unmatched. He studied Arts and industrial Designs at Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) where he graduated in 2009.
Adekunle’s musical career started officially as far back as 2009 when he joined a band “The Bridge”. A band that released a lot of songs including 'Norm Breaker' featuring Skales, 'Make It Happen' featuring Gt The GuitarMan and 'All of Me' which is a cover. According to Adekunle, The band didn’t work out as they thought it would, “it is usually not easy to get signed on with a label as a solo artiste, let alone a band”.  So the both decided to go solo and see how things would turn out. 

Adekunle GOLD came into the Nigerian music limelight in 2014 when he released  his life love story song, “SADE", a song  that went majorly on top Nigerian music chat, became majorly every Naija radio favourites, won him a lot of fans (mostly Females), and a record deal with Olamide’s YBNL. Not up to a year after the release of SADE, This Naija  R'n'B singer is back with another well crafted tune, 'Orente', (a name gotten from Adekunle’s grand mother) a song which is currently  making waves and cementing  his place in the Nigerian music scene. Orente which was produced by Oscar, has prolific guitarist Fiokee on the strings, was arranged and mixed by Simi is already gathering rave reviews and is seen by music buffs as a song created solely to serenade and steal hearts away.
Adekunle Gold, we at Comedy+ Magazine celebrates you. 

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