With the emergence of urban highlife sensation Adekunle Gold, the entertainment scene witnessed a new style of music. The infusion of good beats coupled with his voice which gives every listener an insight to his concept, Adekunle Gold swayed into the hearts of music lovers.
It has been contested that most Nigerian youths who are music lovers are ardent followers of hip hop- the dance style of music. Arguably, the average Nigerian youth would prefer a song which he or she would dance to. In the process, neglecting the lyrics of the song most times and appreciating the beat which gives him or her a reason to wine his waist, shake his head and rapport with the idea of the song, however wack.
Adekunle Gold proved that he can gain entrance into the industry with his own style, grow with his own style and stand out with his own style. From Sade which was a cover for One Direction’s Story Of My Life, Adekunle Gold wowed his fans with Pick Up which became almost like an anthem when asking for a request from a higher authority- most times from the Creator. Orente also came as a love song which was well received by the Nigerian audience and beyond. Featuring Simi on the track, No Forget, Adekunle Gold made it known that he is still relevant in the Nigerian music scene. His latest song Only Girl featuring Moelogo, released a couple of days ago is still penetrating the hearts of music fans.
When it might have been assumed that Adekunle Gold’s departure from his record label YBNL, owned by Olamide, would be a set back for Gold’s music career, he took another dimension with the introduction of his music band, The 79th Element. This is one class act which is expected to bring in more vibes for the talented musician. The 79th Element comprises of eight persons aside Adekunle Gold who is the leader of the band. Adekunbi, Gold’s younger sister is also a member of the band.