Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko who is famously called by Adekunle Gold is a song writer, graphic designer, Afro singer leading a highlife in Nigeria. He was born on January 28, 1987 and gained massive popularity for the singles, “Sada”, which is from the “Story of my life”. He also signed a deal in 2015 with the reputed YBNL nation to release the debut album Gold which garnered the attention of lot of music lovers and got placed 7 on the Billboard Worlds Albums chart. Following this, he got to release three singles, which are Sada, Pick up and Orente. Being a graphic designer, he designed a wonderful logo for Lil Kesh, Olamide, and Viktoh.
Early Days of Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Gold was a native to a Kosoko Royal family based out of Nigeria. He is also the nephew of the most famous actor, Jide Kosoko. At the very young age, he got attracted to the music and would keep listening to music legends. This is what turned him to become the member of many musical groups and bodies at an early stage. In July 2022, he announced to be battling with sickle-cell disease which inspired him to release the song with the title, 5-star.
Academic Details of Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Gold completed his primary and secondary education from Lagos State in Nigeria. After completing the secondary education, he went to Lagos State Polytechnic and then earned a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design.
Personal details of Adekunle Gold
Real Name: Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko
Celebrity Name: Adekunle Gold
Nick Name: Adekunle
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Current City: Nigeria
Birthday: 28th January 1987
Profession: Singer, songwriter, graphic designer
Relationship Status: Married
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Net Worth: $2.9 million
Family details of Adekunle Gold
Mother’s Name: Unknown
Father’s Name: Prince Hakeem Kosoko
Number of Siblings: 3 younger sisters
Children: Adejare Kosoko
Spouse Name: Simisola Kosoko (simi)
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Body measurements of Adekunle Gold
Body Physique: Slim
Height in Feet: 6 feet
Height in Meters: 1.83 m
Weight in Kg: 79 kg
Weight in Pound: 174 lbs
Body Measurement: 40-30-12
Chest Size: 40 inches
Waist Size: 30 inches
Biceps: 12 inches
Shoe Size (US): unknown
Dress Size (US): Unknown
Relationship Status of Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Gold got married to Singer Simi who also hails from Nigeria in a close-knit wedding in January, 2019. The couple welcomed their first baby in January 2020 whose name is Adejare Kosoko Dena.
Net Worth of Adekunle Gold
The latest data for 2022 reveal that the net worth of Adekunle Gold is USD 2.9 million. There are multiple income sources which contribute to the net worth of Gold. He has earned a lot of assets including lavish mansion and luxurious cars by working as a songwriter, highlife singer and graphic designers. He also collaborated with many brands to promote their products which also contributed majorly to increase his wealth. He has record sales and does stage performances for which he earns a whopping amount. He earns income from streams. He has around 220 million streams across different platforms. Some part of revenue is earned through YouTube, shows and endorsement deals. In 2018, Unity Bank of Nigeria has signed him as the brand ambassador, thus resulted in increase of his net worth.
Early Career Days of Adekunle Gold
At the age of 15, he has become the choir member and went on to compose the first song ever and in 2014, he went on to compose songs alone after being disbanded from the music group of his friend. He worked with the boy band called , The Bridge. The group has come up with the singles which featured GT the guitarman and Skales According to him, he has drawn inspiration for music from many of the legend musicians.
He launched the musical career officially in 2010 and composed the music with the name urban highlife. In 2014, he gave a hit single, “Sada” which reached to all the Nigerians and was played frequently in the Nigeria radio broadcasts, thus making him the household name. Another single that had gone to become a huge hit is Orente, which is through the reputed label called YBNL Nation. It has become a massive hit and brought a huge name in the musical world.
Recent works by Adekunle Gold
He released the album called Gold which went on to hit the Billboard World Album chart. The album got many positive reviews from the music critics especially from the Nigeria audience. Many singles that are released by him are Orente, Sada, Friend zone, Ariwo Ko, No Forget, Pick up, Ready, My life, Work, beautiful night, Sweet Me and so on.
He has released the much-anticipated album called, Afro Pop Vol.1 in 2020 August and in February 2022, he has released the much awaited fourth album with the name, “Catch me if you can”, which had 14 tracks featuring the famous Lucky Daye, Davido, TY Dolla Sign, Foushee and so on.
Awards won by Adekunle Gold
There are many accolades that are won by Adekunle Gold. In 2016, he went on to bag the best song of the year and the best alternative song at Headies awards and won an award at the Nigeria Entertainment awards function. In the same year, he clinched Revelation of Africa at the Afrima awards function. He also won the beat of Lagos award in the category of the best song.
He was also the third most searched famous personality on Google in Nigeria in 2015.
Businesses by Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Gold has launched the paint company with the name Shades paint. He has ventured into this business with the interest and love for interior designing and colours. The main businesses of him are through singing and writing songs. He has been in the business of singing for years together and his hard work speaks a lot about him