Biography Intro: Omoba Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known by his stage name Adekunle Gold, is a Nigerian highlife singer, songwriter and graphic designer. He describes his genre of music as “urban highlife”. His 2014 single “Sade” received massive airplay on various Nigerian radio stations. His follow-up single, titled “Orente”, also received positive reviews from music critics and consumers. In 2015, he was nominated in the Most Promising Act of the Year category at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards. His 2014 single “Sade” was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015. In 2015, he was signed to YBNL Nation under which he released his debut studio album Gold.
NAME: Omoba Adekunle Kosoko
DATE OF BIRTH: 28 January 1987
PLACE OF BIRTH: Lagos State
OCCUPATION: Nigerian highlife singer, songwriter and graphic designer.
EDUCATION: Lagos State Polytechnic
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: While growing up, Adekunle developed 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 went solo after he disbanded a music group he formed with a friend while in school. Adekunle Gold was dubbed the “King of Photoshop” after posting an edited Photoshop image of him hugging Tiwa Savage. On 19 December 2014, he released a cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life” titled “Sade”, which rose to critical acclaim and went on to be nominated at the 2015 edition of The Headies.
HONORS AND AWARDS: The Headies Award for Best Alternative Song