YBNL Nation Nigerian artiste Adekunle Gold will be in Nairobi, starting February 1st to launch his debut East African media tour – to start in Nairobi before heading to Tanzania. Adekunle has emerged as one of the fastest rising Nigerian music stars in the continent, celebrated for his unique style of music – Urban Highlife. Releasing his debut album GOLD last year, the songs: Orente, Pick Up, and Ready emerged as some of the leading and successful hit singles. It also made it to #7 on Billboard in the first week of release.
Ahead of his anticipated Kenyan visit and media tour dubbed “Adekunle Gold Nairobi Media Tour”, he says, “I’ve been getting a lot of love from Kenya – many people say that even though they don’t understand my language my music is beautiful,” adding on his overall identity and expression: “I am 100% African at heart – and my style is super traditional African. I don’t deny or feel shy of my roots and I make that clear everyday by the things I say and how I dress. I am into colourful prints and tie and dye.”
Gold’s first East African media tour in Nairobi is organized and managed by Anyiko PR. He also intends to hit the studio with some heavyweights like Sauti Sol, Dela and Antoneosoul. He is also planning to meet and greet friends and fans, as he “hopefully makes more friends in Kenya”, he adds.
Adekunle’s 16-track GOLD album enlisted top Nigerian producers including Masterkraft, Seyikeyz, Oscar, Pheelz, B Banks and Sleekamo. Renowned Nigerian singer Simi mix and mastered all the songs on Adekunle’s album except track 16 which was done by V-Tek. The album was Nigeria’s first to have all tracks side by side pictorial representation. His cover of One Direction’s Story Of My Life was the song titled Sade, credited to have been a propelling force in Adekunle’s career. Sade even won the Best Alternative Song at Nigerian respected award ceremony – The Headies (2015).
‘GOLD’ ALBUM TRACK LIST
Gold ( Intro)
No Forget ft Simi
Fight For You