For Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known by his stage name Adekunle Gold, The now viral household name “Adekunle Gold” may just have been another name if not for the intervention of his for label mate and boss, Olamide.
Adekunle Gold reportedly left his job as the brand manager for a social media brand activation company in 2014 to give more attention to his music. This attention he sought never came as no one believed in his sounds, until he got noticed by the YBNL Boss, Olamide.
He signed onto the YBNL label in 2015, which he quit a year later after his deal expired. Since that time, Adekunle Gold has not only become a household name, he has been able to create his own unique sound with a large fan base.
He mentioned in a recent interview that his first trip outside of the country was made possible by his then record label, thanks to Olamide.
“YBNL moved me. I had Sade before YBNL and it was already getting popular. When I got signed to the label, we shot the video and it became like a sensation everywhere.
Getting signed to YBNL took me to London for the first time. That was in 2015. So, YBNL changed everything for me. I am grateful to Olamide for all the support and inspiration”
When asked on the project he is currently working on, the singer said a new sophomore album is in the works and is slated for release first quarter of 2018.