When Adekunle Gold was first introduced into the Industry in 2015 with a cover song, not many people knew what to make of him but the pop hitmaker had latched himself onto people’s hearts.
Adekunle Gold has one thing working for him, his ability to shape people’s emotions with his songs. He could get you dancing or falling in love, or feeling sorry for him whenever he had a heartbreak, he was never short of getting a raise out of his listeners.
Gold has in seven years gone from being a relatively unknown artistic genius who was only seen for his Photoshoping skills to being a Celebrated artist, Husband, and a father to a beautiful daughter.
The singer has evolved from a Loverboy to a Sexy, confident Alpha male who has embraced his strengths, weaknesses, and his knowledge of mainstream music, combining this to secure a solid spot in the Industry.
Mp3bullet.ng compiles a list of 6 songs that shows how much of an artistic genius Adekunle Gold is.
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First-time people heard Adekunle Gold’s beautiful vocal was on ‘Sade‘. The song was a cover to One Direction’s “One Life‘. However, there was something about Gold’s voice, lyrics, and melody that held people spellbound. It also the song that launched him to popularity.
One thing about Adekunle Gold’s discography is that there are endless Love themed songs you can listen to and ‘Orente‘ ranks top five. The song is an ode to a woman who adores a man despite all the odds against them. Interestingly years later, fans would come to find out the song was inspired by his wife, Simi.
On ‘Ire’, Adekunle fuses elements of Folklore and Afropop to create a spiritual song. He reminisces about his path and his struggle to be famous only to find something worth more during the Journey.
If Adekunle Gold is a loverboy, he can also be a vengeful Man who has been played by his Lover. As he sings; “I used to think you took my breath away, I lied I was choking on your bullsh*t”
One of his underrated songs, ‘Damn, Deliah‘ is a combination of amazing songwriting, exquisite production, and enchanting vocals. In this song, Adekunle already has listeners on his side without having to narrate the full story.
On ‘Kelegbe Megbe’, Adekunle gets a bit cocky as he advises people to know their level as he makes it known he is their father. The Sess-produced track was the foundation that ushered in the transition that would finally complete itself fully on the “Afropop Vol 1” album.
Interestingly, the song was inspired by a clash Adekunle had with a troll on social media. The confidence level on this song is awe-inspiring.
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‘AG Baby‘ is a literal representation of how far Adekunle Gold has come. If ‘Kelegbe Megbe’ was him being cocky, ‘AG Baby‘ is a ‘Take it or Leave it’ fact kind of song.
Adekunle isn’t a shy Loverboy finding his footing anymore but instead, a confident and sexy man who has gone off his comfort zone and is loving it.
The song is the chronicles of a man who has seen it all and isn’t daunted by the workings of the industry. He is imposing and at the same time still our ‘baby’ as he puts in in the intro.