I’ve Said It Before, Simi Is My ‘Orente’ – Adekunle Gold

 

Afro-pop artiste, Adekunke Gold, has finally disclosed who the love of his life is.

The artist who has always kept his relationship private, made the revelation when asked to clarify the rumours that he was dating fellow artiste, Simi – during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Saturday.

Although attempting to avoid the question, Gold acknowledged, ‘I’ve said it before that she is the ‘Orente’.

This comes after several speculations that the two had been dating.

Contrary to this fact, some other fans had also believed that Simi was rather in a relationship with fellow artiste, Falz, going by the ‘chemistry’ they both seemed to have after several performances together.

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But when asked about marriage, Gold, however, said there are no plans for now.

“I don’t know, maybe soon, maybe next year or next two years,” he stated.

Speaking about his career, the artist who just released his sophomore album, About 30, said he would spend the rest of the year touring.

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In the 14-track album, Gold dug into his life story and shared lessons from his experiences.

“About 30 is the continuation of the story, it is my life story, the things have experienced, things that I learnt growing up, things that I’ve learnt from others and other people’s stories that I just kind of tap into to talk about.

“People tell me their stories and somedays I see something’s on twitter and I want to talk about it,” he told Channels Television earlier In France.

His first hit single ‘Sade’, which he says was a combination of rock and afro precautions still proves to be a crowd pleaser all the time and he promises that About 30 will equally be nothing short of that.

Adekunle Gold’s Life Inspired Latest Album ‘About 30’

 

Afro-pop artist, Adekunle Gold, is back with a bang as he drops his sophomore album ‘About 30’.

Nearly two years after the release of his debut, ‘Gold’, the urban highlife and alternative music artiste this time, dug into his life story and shared lessons from his experiences in the 14-track album.

With the release, just days after his first performance in Paris, France at the Nigerian French Cultural Exchange, it has indeed been an eventful week for Gold.

He delighted guests with live recitals, alongside celebrated actress, Kemi Lala Akindoju, who took up an unlikely role as his backup singer.

 

 

In an interview with Channels Television after the event, he said he was so humbled by the opportunity to share his craft.

Also speaking about the events that inspired the new album, he said, “About 30 is my second album, the first album was Gold.

“About 30 is the continuation of the story, it is my life story, the things have experienced, things that I learnt growing up, things that I’ve learnt from others and other people’s stories that I just kind of tap into to talk about.

“People tell me their stories and somedays I see something’s on twitter and I want to talk about it.”

His first hit single ‘sade’, which he says was a combination of rock and afro precautions still proves to be a crowd pleaser all the time.

According to him, the new album will be nothing short of that, as it is a fusion of many different sounds. He also says that in no time, he hopes to get the tracks to top the charts.

“About 30 is a fusion of a lot of sounds I listened to growing up, there is afro-pop, juju, highlife, and bongo. So, it is a combination of all the songs I listened to growing up,” Gold said.

Another aspect fans may find thrilling is the track listing which shows interesting collaborations and lineups including Seun Kuti, son of Nigerian music legend Fela Anikunlapo-kuti and Flavour, among others.

 

On the potentials of the music industry, Gold highlighted the need for artistes to feature one another in producing good music for their various audiences.

“People feature each other, and it has been amazing. I think artist should collaborate because (the idea is) you bring your sound and I bring my sound and we make magic together, you bring your fans and I bring my fans then we grow together – Collaboration is something that I definitely love because I myself, I have started doing stuff and I don’t think there is problem doing so”.

‘One Night Stand’ With Adekunle Gold Set For December 26

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Singer, Adekunle Gold has announced his live musical concert ‘One Night Stand With Adekunle Gold’ which is set to hold on December 26, 2017, Boxing Day.

The ‘Orente’ crooner made the announcement via social media where he expressed excitement over the upcoming event which he described as his first headline show in Lagos.

Gold who has established his reputation as an urban highlife singer, has continued to win the hearts of fans with his style of music and hit tracks.

His 2014 single ‘Sade’ received massive airplay on various Nigerian radio stations. His follow-up single, ‘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 while his 2014 single ‘Sade’ was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015.

Formerly signed to the YBNL Nation record label, he has worked with artistes such as Simi and Olamide.
On July 18, 2016, Gold revealed the cover and track list of his debut studio album titled Gold.

The album, a 16-track project, was produced by Pheelz and Masterkraft among others and was released on July 25.

On leaving YBNL, the singer unveiled his band ‘The 79th Element’.

BBN Star Jon Teams Up With Simi And Adekunle Gold

Fake Big Brother Naija housemate Jon Ogah has teamed up with Adekunle Gold and Simi to release his music video titled ‘Uncle Suru’.

Jon Ogah who was the winner of the first GLO Naija Sings released his first single “Gbedu” featuring popular Nigerian rapper Sasha P In November 2014.

‘Uncle Suru,’ which was initially released in 2014 and remixed with Adekunle Gold and Simi in 2017, was written for his senior in high school Suru, who inspired him to begin singing in church and later to take on music as a career.

He died in 2014 after a Book Haram car bomb was set off in church, where he was an usher.

“‘Uncle Suru’ is a letter to that senior, letting him know that I am chasing my dreams and even though its hard I won’t give up,” Jon said.

Jon ogah won Glo Naija sings when he was 18 and went away with $100,000.

How Sunny Ade And Ebenezer Obey Influenced Me – Adekunle Gold

Adekunle GoldNigerian singer and songwriter Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known as Adekunle Gold, has revealed the motive behind his music and what shaped his music.

Adekunle Gold, who is currently on a tour which will cut across London, Dublin, Paris, New York and Canada, spoke about his music and career plans in an interview with BBC’s Focus on Africa.

Speaking on what influenced him and his music he explained that the King of Juju and multi-instrumentalist King Sunny Ade and Juju musician Ebenezer Obey has influenced him greatly in his line of music.

“Urban highlife is a fusion of Hindi, a little pop and highlife but my core base is highlife, that is why my influence is with King Sunny Ade and Obey, when I write I think about them mostly because they are just beautiful musician and they influence me a lot,” he told BBC’s Focus On Africa.

“They really do good music and if I follow them with all my heart, I may as well make great music.”

He further explained that his faith is a very big part of his music and it has always been that way.

“My faith is a very big part of my music, it has always been with me and it will forever be with me. I totally believe in God and I love Jesus a lot. It fits into my way of life and music as well,” he said.

And because of his faith, the “Orente” singer, who recently formed a band ‘The 79 Element’, said there is next to no chance his videos will get to contain nudity or sex-related scenes and all that bling.

“I am just a guy next door, I don’t have to do all those flashy cars; I am not saying it is not good, I just want to relate to an ordinary man,” he said.

“My goal is to be timeless and if I want to be timeless, I need to do something that will cross over and that will be above all nationality and all ages.”

Adekunle Gold will have the first show of his tour on June 30 in London with his newly found band.

He unveiled the eight-man band on May 18 after his exit from record label YBNL.

Olamide Releases ‘Omo Wobe Anthem’ Featuring Burna Boy

Olamide Releases 'Omo Wobe Anthem' Ft Burna BoyAhead of the release of his 6th studio album titled ‘The Glory’, YBNL front-liner, Olamide, has teamed up with Burna boy on a new single, ‘Omo Wobe Anthem’.

The track was produced by pheelz and for now, is only available on iTunes.

Olamide had announced that he would be launching ‘The Glory’, on December 26, 2016.

The artist hinted that “It’ll be a hip-hop album this time, no experimenting – just rap. I’m doing this for the culture and hardcore fans”.

Olamide Set To Drop 6th Studio Album ‘The Glory’

Olamide, EtisalatYBNL Boss, Olamide, has revealed that he would be launching his 6th studio album, ‘The Glory’, on December 26, 2016.

The rap artist who has steadily released hit tracks for his fans over the last couple of years of his career, revealed this a couple of days ago via a face book post.

Hinting on the kind of tracks fans should expect, he said “It’ll be a hip-hop album this time, no experimenting – just rap. I’m doing this for the culture and hardcore fans”.

The Glory which he also calls a ‘street tape’, would be launched on the same day the artist would be hosting his annual music concert, ‘Olamide Live In Concert’ (OLIC) 3, Beast Mode.

This would make him the only Nigerian artist to release an album every year since starting his music career in 2011.

Olamide, popularly nicknamed Badoo, has signed on artists such as Viktoh, Adekunle Gold, Chinko Ekun, DJ Enimoney and Lil Kesh, who has gone on to create his own Label, Y.A.G.I.

‘Love Me’ Song Inspired By Nigerian Weddings – Aramide

Aramide-Love MeAramide says the song, ‘Love Me’ was inspired by weddings, many of which she attended about the time the song was composed.

The Afro-soul singer recently revealed this during an interview with Entertainment News on Channels Television.

“I think I attended too many weddings a couple of years ago and I just wanted to create a song that people (DJs) could play at weddings and people would listen to and fall in love and feel a certain type of way and all that,” she said.

The video for the song, which was released early April has garnered about 70,000 views.

About her collaboration with Adekunle Gold, the first in her career, Aramide said that she wanted to make sure her brand was recognisable and distinct before working with other acts.

“I wanted people to just know me, my voice (and) my music, before bringing other people into it …,” she said.

The rising star, who admitted she had had tough times pursuing music, said that she was working her way up to the unveil of her yet to be titled debut album which would be ‘soulful’.

“The album is going to be very interesting” and “it is going to define me as an artiste, my style and the various things I stand for as a person,” she said.

YBNL Star, Adekunle Gold Reveals Title Of Debut Album

Adekunle GoldUrban Highlife singer, Adekunle Gold has revealed the title of the full body of work – GOLD.

In a telephone chat with Channels TV’s Entertainment News presenter, Mayowa Ogundele, the ‘Orente’ crooner said that although he’s keeping details of guest features close to his chest, the album will be released sometime between May and June and it will contain many surprises.

“It’s in the works. If I’m featuring anybody or not, I am not ready to say yet, but, definitely there are surprises on the album’.

He described the album as ‘a piece of a mind’ as he tells different stories about his life experiences as well as the stories of other people.

“I’ve been working round the clock to make sure it’s an amazing one”, he said, adding that Pheelz, Oscar and Seyi Keys are some of the producers working on the album.

According to him, the album will be one big ‘gist’, an avenue for him to tell stories he didn’t get a chance to tell. “I’m just to gist about everything”, he said.

Adekunle Gold took Nigeria’s music industry by storm with the release of his debut song as a solo artiste, Sade, a story about his reluctant love interest, which has been followed by two more hits – Orente, Pick Up and now a new track he calls Ready.

His unique sound, a rhythmic story-telling delivery have seen him win top awards – All Africa Music Awards, Headies – within a short time of making his entry into the industry.

With the release of ‘Ready’, a song in which he professes his readiness to be in love, the YBNL star is, perhaps, telling the world that his debut album is READY.

 

Adekunle Gold Set To Unveil Debut Album

Adekunle GoldYBNL act, Adekunle Gold, is gearing up to unveil his debut album.

Adekunle Gold first hit limelight with his song, ‘Sade’, and has gone ahead to release two more hits, ‘Orente’ and ‘Pick Up’.

The Sade crooner earned himself top awards including the All Africa Music Awards and Headies.

The ‘afro-centric singer has now released a new track titled ‘Ready’ which would be followed by his debut album.

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Aramide Shoots ‘Love Me’ Visuals With Adekunle Gold

Aramide and Adekunle Gold in Love Me video Afro-soul singer, Aramide, teamed up with Adekunle Gold for her latest single ‘Love Me’ released a couple of weeks ago and now the video has been shot.

The baseline act and the YBNL star are love birds in the video for the music collaboration which was produced by Tin-Tin.

Aramide and Adekunle Gold scored their first nods at the Headies Awards earlier this year.

The pictures taken behind the scenes showed the two acts working on a video for Aramide’s love song.

Get a sneak peek into the video shoot with these ‘behind the scenes photos’:

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Tunde Obe (T.W.O) Praises Adekunle Gold, Calls Out Young Music Stars

Tunde-Obe-T.W.OTunde Obe of music couple, T.W.O has named YBNL star, Adekunle Gold as a young artiste worthy of emulation.

In an exclusive interview with Entertainment News on Channels TV, Tunde complained that very few artistes seek advice from veterans, as they are more concerned about making money and not making good music.

This ambition, he says, drives them to make reckless decisions or ‘stunts’ to get rich quick, forgetting they would also become old in the future.

“How much of these stunts would you want your children to read about when they turn 18”, he asked rhetorically.