Adekunle Kosoko, known mainly by his stage name, Adekunle Gold, is a singer, songwriter, graphic artist, ‘the king of Photoshop’ and our extremely handsome hottie of the week.
The only son in a family of four children, his love for music is one that he’s harboured ever since he was a little boy. He fiddled round with his preferred musical style, eventually settled on what is known as ‘Urban Highlife’ and released his first solo ‘Sade’ to see how people responded. (Hint: We all LOVED it.)
Adekunle’s second song ‘Orente’ gained more popularity as not only are his vocals delicious but his lyrics, tales of longing, love and life tend to really resonate with people. Because of his love for print, he is seen as one with a unique fashion style as he almost always rocks Adire. This makes his love for the art more admirable because he’s doing what he does and promoting the African art at the same time!
In 2015, he was nominated at the 2015 City People Entertainment Award under the ‘Promising Act of the year’ category. Subsequently, in he won the award for ‘best alternative song’ at the 2015 Headies for his song titled ‘Sade’ and the ‘Revelation of the Year’ at the 2015 edition of All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA). He is currently signed to the YBNL Nation record label and recently released his new album ‘Gold’ in July which contains 15 songs, 1 bonus single and non-stop steady onslaught of HITS.
As one of the hottest, most talked about musicians/celebrities out there right now, this is definitely Adekunle Gold’s moment. And while we have no idea what’s next for the artist, we’re already excited and fully in love with it!
Written by Nkem Ikeh
Image Source: naijaextra.com, bellanaija.com, thenet.ng
(Check out last weeks ‘Hottie of the Week’ here)