Adekunle Kosoko popularly known as Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian musician, highlife singer, songwriter and graphic designer, a strong force in the Nigerian music space and has been over time giving out the best music which are captivating.
The Nigerian Music Industry is the largest music industry in Africa and has produced top musicians like Wizkid, 2Face, Davido, Burna Boy, Adekunle Gold, Simi, Waje, Tiwa Savage and so many others just to mention a few.
Adekunle Gold is no doubt one of the best musicians in Nigeria, he has been in the business of singing for years and his talent and hard work speaks volume.
For quality music lovers, you definitely know AG has always been at the top of his game. He came into the limelight after dropping his hit song Sade, a cover of One Direction’s Story of My Life.
Not quite long Adekunle Gold released a single titled “Orente” this also gain prominence and got him the attention he needed for the success of his musical career.
Before we dive into the full biography and net worth of Adekunle Gold we will like to take you through a brief profile of Adekunle Gold.
Adekunle Gold Profile
|Full Name:||Adekunle Kosoko|
|Date of Birth:||28th January, 1987|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos State|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
|Education:||Lagos State Polytechnic|
|Marital to:||Simi (Singer)|
|Occupation:||Singer, Songwriter, Sculptur & Graphic designer|
|Net worth:||$1.8 million|
After taking a quick insight on Adekunle Gold profile you definitely have the urge to read about the full biography of Adekunle Gold and net worth, to make it more interesting we have provided you with information about his early profile, career, songs, marital status, children and other facts about AG.
Omoba Adekunle Kosoko was born into a royal family in Lagos State (Kosoko Family) on the 28th of January 1987, he is a native of Lagos and from the Yoruba ethnicity.
Adekunle Gold is also a nephew to the popular Nollywood thespian Omoba Jide Kosoko who is also a prince as the name “Omoba” implies.
Due to the fact that Adekunle Gold was born in the Ifako-Agege area, he lived part of his life there and also at the Ikotun area of Lagos State.
Adekunle Gold’s parents are both teachers, they are well respected and humble family and this clearly reflects in Adekunle Kosoko’s lifestyle.
Just like every other child in this part of the world, Adekunle Gold was trained in an African way to love, respect and be humble to people around him.
He had his education both primary and secondary in a public school in Lagos before proceeding to further his education at the tertiary level.
Adekunle Gold studied Arts and Industrial Design from the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) where he bagged his degree – HND (Higher National Diploma), it wasn’t made known to the public if he had other certification to his CV.
Adekunle Gold is a very talented and handsome musician, his voice is unique and rich to crown it all he is very talented and crafty.
Before he became famous he worked as a sculptor and a graphics designer, things were going on fine as he was a freelance graphics designer though he hasn’t achieved what he really wanted.
He has a love for music which lead him to join his church choir group where he spent 11 years, he draws his inspiration from King Sunny Ade and Evangelist Ebenezer Obey and he was able to write his first song.
Adekunle Gold got a freelancing job and became YBNL Nation official designer a record label by Olamide, he actually designed the YBNL logo and other musical graphics works.
He started his musical career in 2010 and in 2015 he officially joined YBNL and released his first studio album titled “Gold”, the album recorded success and was generally accepted by Nigerians.
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Adekunle Gold contract with YBNL expired and he didn’t renew it instead he launched his own record label called “The 79th Element” which is the atomic number for Gold in Chemistry. His gradual success also made him launch “The Afro Urban” which is being operated by him and other team members.
His album Gold made it to the No7 Billboard World Album Chart for the week and when you switch from one TV station to the other there are greater chances Adekunle Gold music is being played, his album was also endorsed by Adele and other prominent celebrities.
Adekunle Gold has worked with other A-list singers in Nigeria like Simi, Lil Kesh, Omah Lay, Wizkid, Kiss Daniel, Olamide and many others.
Personal Life – (Love Life)
Adekunle Gold is a ladies’ choice and a generally well-loved person, his fan base is huge and he stands out among other musicians due to his quality songs and beautiful music videos.
In January 2019, Adekunle Gold and his heartthrob Simisola Bolatito Ogunleye (Simi) tied the knot, the couple has been dating for over 5 years before they finally got married.
Interesting to see two great talents get married to each other, the union is blessed with a daughter named Adejare, we wish them the best in their love life.
Adekunle Gold Songs
Below is a list of selected songs by Adekunle Gold;
- Sade – 2014
- Temptation –2014
- Orente – 2015
- Uncle Suuru – 2015
- Pick Up – 2015
- No forget ft Simi – 2016
- Ariwo Ko – 2016
- Friend Zone – 2016
- Nurse Alabere – 2016
- Ready – 2016
- My Life – 2016
- Work – 2016
- Beautiful Night – 2016
- Fight For You – 2016
- Nurse Alabere – 2016
- Temptation – 2016
- Paradise – 2016
- Sweet Me – 2016
- Call on Me – 2017
- Only Girl ft Moelogo – 2017
- Money – 2017
- Ire – 2018
- Mr Foolish ft Seun Kuti – 2018
- Damn Delilah – 2018
- Somebody – 2018
- Yoyo ft Flavour – 2018
- Kelegbe Megbe – 2019
- Promise ft Simi – 2019
- Before You Wake Up – 2019
- Young Love – 2019
- Jore feat Kizz Daniel – 2020
- Something Different – 2020
- AG Baby feat Nailah Blackman – 2020
Awards & Recognition
The biography of Adekunle Gold and his net worth wouldn’t have been complete without listing the awards on his shelf, below is the list of awards won by Adekunle Gold:
- Best Song ‘Pick Up’, Nigeria Entertainment Awards – 2016
- Best New Act to Watch, Nigeria Entertainment Awards – 2016
- Best Alternative Song ‘Sade’, The Headies – 2016
- Revelation of Africa, AFRIMMA – 2016
- Best Song, Beat of Lagos Award – 2016
- Collabo of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards – 2017 (with Simi)
- Album of the Year, City People Entertainment Awards – 2017
- Alternative Artist of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards – 2018
- Album of the Year, IARA – 2017
- Best African Music Artist, IARA – 2017
Adekunle Gold net worth is estimated to be about $1.8 million, his earnings are attributed to income made from his songs, musical videos, stage performances and he was also the brand ambassador of Unity Bank.