Talented Nigerian singer-songwriter Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known as Adekunle Gold has inked a lucrative agreement with an American international music recording company.
The 36-year-old singer, according to claims by Billboard, has signed a contract with the US multi-national record company Def Jam, which is run by Nigerian music producer Tunji Balogun.
The company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Tunji, praised Adekunle Gold for his skill, vocals, and showmanship in a statement and revealed that he has been a fan of his music for a very long time. He stated:
I’ve been following Adekunle Gold since I first heard his record ‘Sade’ in 2016,” he said. “Over the years, everything in AG’s world has elevated — his songwriting has refined, the scope of his artistry has widened, his vocals have strengthened, his approach to fashion is more distinct, and his showmanship and performance ability have grown exponentially,
He’s stepped into stardom on his own terms and is completely comfortable being his true self.
In the same way, Adekunle Gold Baby shared his delight about joining the prominent record company that has produced giants like Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, and others. In addition, the Afropop artist expressed his joy at getting to collaborate with his Nigerian sibling Tunji Balogun. He stated:
He understands it. So signing to Tunji makes sense. He’s like my studio buddy that just comes everywhere I go. The day he doesn’t have time to be there, I know he must’ve been like stupidly busy. He’s great.
The track record is there. The history is there. They break artists, and they have niche, unique artists like me, so I think it’s the right move for me. All of the things that I’ve done for myself already, they know already and that’s why they’re on board.”