In 2020, Adekunle Gold released his third studio album, “Afro Pop Vol 1” and some of its songs still have us hooked.
Spotlighting the Hottest Songs from Adekunle Gold “Afro Pop Vol 1” album to put on repeat.
When Adekunle Gold stormed the industry in 2015 with ‘Sade” and his debut album “Gold” in 2016, he was known as the YBNL act with a sound fusion of African Folk Music and Highlife.
Although he found success, Adekunle hungered for more, wanting to diversify into Pop music. Slowly, he made that switch in his second studio album, “About 30” which was met with mixed reactions.
While About 30 was still steeped in Folk and Highlife, Adekunle Gold infused the album with pop music.
He didn’t stop there, as he continued to drop Songs like Young Love,’ ‘Kelegbe Megbe’ and ‘Before You Wake Up” that one would classify as Afropop.
Fast forward to 2020, he dropped his first single of the year, “Something Different” and bam, fans were reintroduced to Adekunle Gold a.k.a AG Baby.
Months later, he released his album “Afro Pop Vol 1,” which is a showcase of his sound vision.
The 10-track project, which differed from previous releases from Adekunle Gold’s stables, exhibits a keen musical grasp and a crazily complex production in sound composure, arrangement, and diverse inspiration.
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“Afro Pop Vol 1” recently clocked one year and to celebrate its achievements so far, we compiled 5 of its hottest songs to enjoy;
AG Baby ft Nailah Blackman
This was the second single Adekunle Gold released from the album in 2020 with “Something Different” released as the first. If “Something Different” was the introduction to Adekunle Gold’s evolution, “AG Baby” was the first chapter.
On “Ag Baby“, Adekunle Gold showcases an incredible mastery and evolution of his unique Afropop sound he has been perfecting since the release of his second studio album, ‘About 30.”
Along with the guitar chords and saxophones, Adekunle Gold delivers Africanness plus the mixing of Nailah Blackman’s vocals gives a sweeter taste. This song may be Adekunle Gold’s best hour as an Afro-pop artist in terms of delivery.
While on “AG Baby“, Adekunle is reintroducing himself to his audience as a sexy confident man aware of his appeal, on “Okay” he takes it a notch higher.
In this song, Adekunle sends a caution to his critics, making them aware that he isn’t giving a damn about their opinions anymore.
“Afro Pop Vol 1” album has a lot of love stories embed in it but “Something Different” is a different kind of love story; one which has gone sour as a result of deceit.
Adekunle laments being played by a girl who he feels isn’t content with their relationship and the things he can provide.
Pretty Girl ft Patoranking
On “Pretty Girl” Adekunle Gold gets playful as he appreciates a lovely woman ably supported by Patoranking who drops a sweet hook and verse.
‘Pretty Girl,’ with its Ragga vibe, is the most avant-garde song on the album.
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Here For Ya
On ‘Here For Ya,’ Adekunle Gold proclaims love for a mysterious woman with a fantastic Afro-swing hook. This song is one of the excellent love songs on this project he delivers beautifully. It’s also one of the album’s underrated songs.