Kosoko aka Adekunle Gold, is behind the hit single, Sade. Recently
signed on with YBNL records, he talks about his love for music. See excerpts from his punch newspaper interview below:
named Sade, out on a date three years ago but she didn’t accede to my
request. She said she was not ready even though I really liked her. The
song is about her and everything I narrated in the song is true, aside
from the part where I said my parents were disturbing me. That did not
is everywhere on the streets and in homes. I’m really excited about it.
It is one song I never knew would be a hit. People say the lifespan of a
hit song in Nigeria is three months; I released it in December 2014 and
it is more than three months old already. I feel loved and God has
proven to me that He will always be with me. I have always wanted to be
people laugh and the attention I get. I do not like to be the ordinary
guy; I like to be known for something. I made a picture of me hugging
Tiwa Savage from behind and when I posted it on Instagram; I was
overwhelmed by people’s response. I decided to continue with it and as
time went on, bloggers started writing about me, people started talking
about it and that increased my fan base. It has helped me meet people
that have assisted me with my music career.
to be in the teens choir in my church. My dad used to play classic songs
by King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey while he drove us to school every
day. I developed interest in music from listening to those men. Later I
joined a band called The Bridge. We released a lot of songs including Norm Breaker featuring Skales, Make It Happen featuring GtTheGuitarman, and All of Me
which is a cover. The band didn’t work out as we hoped it would; it is
usually not easy to get signed on with a label as a solo artiste, let
alone a band. We each decided to go solo and see how things would turn
out. I launched out on my own in 2013.
solo. It has paid off and is still paying off. I thank God for it. It
turned out that I made the best decision.
release soon. I am not in a hurry because I want to get it right. I am
also not under any pressure, except that I am confused about which of my
songs to release next.
everybody’s hustle is different. Everybody’s music genre differs and I
do not see any competition for me. I intend to thrive with my new sound.
Not many people will do the kind of music I do and I am not scared of
doing what I do. I will continue that way.
and I needed to do something different. I call my sound Urban-Highlife
and it is a fusion of Pop, Folk and Highlife. Apart from the content, Sade is not the typical Nigerian sound. It is a fusion of international sound and our local sound.
is only a cover to Story of My Life by One Direction and the least of
my songs. If it got me signed on with a label, that means I have a lot
of exploits. I am not perturbed, I only pray for God’s grace to do well.
It brings me jobs sometimes because I am also a graphic artist and brand
developer, but I am not into it for the money. Some people approach me
to fix their images in other people’s international passports. I know I
can do it but I don’t.
the rest of the YBNL crew listened to and fell in love with it. Fuse
insisted Olamide signed me with the group. He thought about it and
because of the good relationship they have, he called me and we
discussed the terms. I wanted to feign reluctance when I was told the
terms of the contract but I could not help my excitement because it was a
the Lagos State Polytechnic. I majored in Graphics and I was the best
graduating student in my class. I graduated in 2009.
I love prints and vintage wear. I wear what looks good on me and I am not addicted to brands
One week after the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as president
and Yemi Osinbajo as vice president, both men are yet to settle into
the presidential villa, the country’s seat of power.
Goodluck Jonathan, the immediate past president and Namadi Sambo, his
deputy, took Buhari and Osinbajo on a familarisation tour of the villa a
day before handing over, their successors only hosted the inauguration
dinner at Aso Rock and have been operating from different locations ever
While Buhari has been performing his duties at the
defence house, official residence of the president-elect where he met
with service chiefs on Wednesday, Osinbajo has been operating from his
private residence in the Asokoro area of Abuja.
Buhari does not
reside at the defence house, situated in the Mataima area of the federal
capital territory (FCT)....