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Adekunle Gold Biography

Nigerian Musician

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Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko (born January 28, 1987), known professionally as Adekunle Gold and AG Baby, is a Nigerian Afrobeats singer and songwriter currently signed to Def Jam Recordings. He hails from Lagos State, Nigeria.

Adekunle Gold
Full Name Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko
Born January 28, 1987 (age 37)
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Musician
Relationship Status Married
Education Lagos State Polytechnic
Awards Best African Music Artist 2017
Booking Contact [email protected]
Organization Def Jam Recordings

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Early Life and Education

  • Adekunle Gold was born in Lagos State, Nigeria
  • He holds a Higher National Diploma in Arts and Design from Lagos State Polytechnic.


  • Adekunle Gold gained widespread attention after releasing the 2015 hit single “Sade”, a highlife cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”.
  • He signed a record deal with YBNL Nation and released his debut studi o album Gold in 2015, which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard World Albums chart.
  • He left YBNL Nation after his contract expired and unveiled his band “The 79th Element”.
  • In 2020, he released his highly anticipated album ‘Afro Pop Vol. 1’.
  • On February 4, 2022, he released his fourth studio album titled “Catch Me If You Can”.
  • In March 2023, Adekunle Gold was signed to Def Jam Recordings.

Personal Life

  • Adekunle Gold is married to Simi and they have a daughter together.
  • He was linked to accusations of infidelity with a popular video vixen, Teminikan.
  • On July 15, 2022, Gold announced his battle with sickle-cell diseases since childhood that inspired his newly released song titled “5 Star”.

Awards and Nominations

  • In 2015, he won the Best New Act at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
  • In 2016, he won the Best Song for “Pick Up” at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
  • He also won the Best Alternative Song for “Sade” at The Headies in 2016.
  • In 2017, he won the Album of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards.

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