Adekunle Gold releases new song
Adekunle Gold releases a new song and music video titled ‘Ire’. It is a personal song which reflects on his life’s journey with a message that will inspire his fans for a long time to come.
'Ire' is a life lesson packaged in a slow tempo song and accompanied by traditional Yoruba percussion sounds. Adekunle Gold sings in his native Yoruba language as is his usual style. He also sings in English for an uncharacteristic amount of time, alluding to his desire for the song’s important lessons to be understood. According to Adekunle Gold, “Ire' is a symbolic summary of my life experiences and my journey to becoming Adekunle Gold." He also took to Instagram to let his fans know that “This song will be the soundtrack of your life.”
Adekunle Gold opens the song singing:
“The grass is greener on the other side, that’s what I thought before I took the ride.”
He goes on to reveal that “The life I was looking for was already my own,” before telling listeners, “Goodness is calling out to me, it’s telling me to come home.”
The song was produced by Seyikeyz, the video was directed by Aje and shot in various locations around Lagos, Nigeria, including Ajah, Ajegunle, Ikorodu and Ikoyi. The scenes in the video are beautifully played in reverse, alluding to Adekunle Gold's self-reflection. Scenes where Adekunle Gold prepares dinner on firewood, sings in church and paddles a canoe are some of the visuals that contribute to the video’s captivating aesthetic making it a video worth watching.
Song Link: http://smarturl.it/Ire.Audio
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n6PP_At3BY
Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian Urban Highlife singer, songwriter and graphic designer. Born Adekunle Kosoko in Isale Eko Lagos state, he is a member of the Kosoko Royal House of Lagos and the only son of his parents.
Adekunle discovered his musical talent at a young age; he started singing in his church junior choir and wrote his first song at the age of 15. He went on to study Arts and Design at the Lagos State Polytechnic and majored in Graphics. In the early years of his career, he was a member of a boy band called The Bridge. He went solo in 2014 after he disbanded the group.
Adekunle added Gold to his name after an inspirational session in church. His single ‘Sade’, a cover of One directions ‘Story Of My Life’ enjoyed massive airplay from radio stations in Nigeria. It was termed best cover by music critics. The single won Best Alternative Song at the 2015 Headies Award. After the release of "Sade", Adekunle released his first official single titled ‘Orente’ through YBNL Nation after signing a music contract with the record label on March 5, 2015.
After the release of two successful singles, he released another hit song Pick Up. After numerous back to back hits, Adekunle released an album titled ‘Gold’ in July 2016. The album is a 16 track project that had production credits from Oscar Herman, Masterkraft, B Banks, Pheelz, Sleekamo and Seyikeyz. With pictorial representation, and hitting #7 spot on Billboard World album chart, the Gold album did not fall short of fans expectations.
The success of his album, earned Adekunle Gold various awards including Best Alternative Song Headies 2015, Best Song Beat of Lagos 2015, Best New Act Nea Awards 2016 Revelation of Africa, Afrima Awards 2015, Best New Act to Watch Nigerian Entertainment Awards, Best Song Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
Adekunle Gold departed from YBNL Nation due to the expiry of his contract in December 2016. He unveiled his band ‘The 79th Element’ in reference to the atomic number of gold. He made his movie debut in the movie ‘Mentally’ where he played the role of a bus conductor.
His 2017 songs ‘Only Girl’ ft Moelogo and ‘Call On Me’ off his anticipated 2017 album received massive air play and rave views.
Following the success of his ‘One Night Stand’ UK tour, Adekunle Gold held his first headline concert in Nigeria at the Balmoral Event Centre, Federal Palace Hotel.
His About 30 Concert is scheduled to hold in London on June 29, 2018.