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Adekunle Gold

Brooklyn

Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian born and bred singer-songwriter based between Lagos, Nigeria, and Los Angeles. He gained recognition from his very first release, ‘Sade’ a love song which sampled instrumentals from One Direction's ‘Story of My Life’. Just two weeks after its release, Adekunle was contacted by one of Africa's biggest acts, Olamide, to join his music imprint for two years.


Since then, Adekunle has released 3 albums: Gold (debuting at #7 on the Billboard World Albums Chart), About 30 (shortlisted for the GRAMMY®️ Best World Album), and Afro Pop Vol 1 which has amassed a staggering 228 million plus streams and spawned the global hit records ‘Okay’ and ‘Something Different’
One of the most recognizable and exciting pioneers of the Afropop genre, currently dominating airwaves across the globe – mixing Afrobeat with Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B influences, Adekunle Gold is one of the most elegant and innovative artists to come out of Africa. With the announcement of his forthcoming brand-new album, fans can expect more of an insight into Adekunle Gold’s personality – stylish, timeless and ground-breaking.


Revealing the track-list today, the 14-track project features brand-new collaborations with an array of world-class talent including Ty Dolla $ign, Stefflon Don, Fatoumata Diawara and Fousheé and the hit singles ‘It Is What It Is’, ‘Sinner’ ft Lucky Daye and ‘High’ ft Davido, which was one of the biggest singles of 2021 and continues to top charts across Africa and around the world.