Since his emergence on the scene back in 2015, Adekunle Gold has continued to churn out great songs for his ever growing fans.
The singer made news early this year when he tied the knot with his woman Simi in a very private ceremony.
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Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about Adekunle Gold:
1. He was born Adekunle Kosoko and hails from Lagos Island.
2. Kunle, as he is fondly called by close pals, is from the famous Kosoko royal house of Lagos and a prince of Lagos.
3. Adekunle is also the nephew of iconic Nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko.
4. He wrote his first song at the age of 15 and was a member of the junior choir of his church.
5. He bagged a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design from the Lagos State Polytechnic. Kunle studied Graphics in college.
6. He was first a member of a boy group called “The Bridge” before they all went their separate ways.
7. The singer was signed to YBNL Nation, a label owned by ace rapper Olamide. Kunle also reportedly designed the YBNL official logo.
8. He was a viral sensation following many of his photoshoped pictures of him and celebrities making their way to social media. He was in no time dubbed ‘King of Photoshop’. On photoshoping himself into a photo of Tiwa Saage, he said;
Photoshop is fun; I love the way it makes
people laugh and the attention I get. I do not like to be the ordinary
guy; I like to be known for something. I made a picture of me hugging
Tiwa Savage from behind and when I posted it on Instagram; I was
overwhelmed by people’s response. I decided to continue with it and as
time went on, bloggers started writing about me, people started talking
about it and that increased my fan base. It has helped me meet people
that have assisted me with my music career.
9. His first single, ‘Sade’ snagged the Best alternative song award at the 2015 Headies Awards ceremony. Kunle also won the award for Revelation of the Year at the AFRIMA in 2015.
10. The song “Orente” according to Adekunle Gold was inspired by his life experience. In his words; ”The song is my story. I asked a girl
named Sade, out on a date three years ago but she didn’t accede to my
request. She said she was not ready even though I really liked her. The
song is about her and everything I narrated in the song is true, aside
from the part where I said my parents were disturbing me. That did not