Meet Adekunle Gold, the Alternative artiste signed to YBNL

Have you heard One Direction’s “Story of my Life”? And have you heard the cover by Nigerian artist, Adekunle Gold titled ‘Sade’?

Well Adekunle Gold was on Top Radio 90.9 with Tosyn Bucknor today to talk about the inspiration behind that song, and when a new one would be out.

Adekunle Gold says he would call himself, “King of Photoshop” because he became popular for photoshopping himself unto pictures of celebrities he hoped to meet. When asked if had now met any, he said, yes, Toolz. She hated the picture before but they eventually met and spoke.

He wrote ‘Sade’s hook first in traffic while listening to the original song. When he had to flesh it out, he drew inspiration from a girl he liked who friend zoned him. When asked how that ended, he said he has moved on.
Perhaps to fellow artist Simi who NET claims he is dating? He smiled a lot but declined to answer.

On being signed to YBNL, Adekunle Gold (whose real name is Adekunle Kosoko) says he was comforted when Olamide said, “don’t change your style” so he is happy about being at YBNL. The hook up came through his producer, Pheelz.

Adekunle currently has a #SadeSingOff game going on where some lucky couples would win him, singing at their wedding, as well as other interesting prizes.
You can check out his social media feeds for more details.


Our favourite Alternative covers

Covers are fun things. One person takes another person’s song and makes it theirs. Sometimes, they don’t work. But when a cover works, it can even overshadow the original.
Anyone remember “I will always love you”? Now go check who did the original version first.

Alternative artistes in Nigeria do quite a number of interesting covers and today we wanted to present three of our current favourites.

1. 1 Last Autograph “Yes No”

Possibly our favourite cover, it’s a punk rock take on Banky W’s hit single, “Yes No”. While Banky delivers his vocals on an r n b beat, the boys choose heavy guitars and drums.
The result is a recognisable melody, but a totally different song!!!

Download here

2. Clay “I Love My Baby”

Taking on Wizkid? O yes she did.
Nigeria’s queen of rock tackles Wizkid’s Naija pop sound and brings on amnesia. Does Wizkid have a version? Lol
We like that her voice is strong and powerful and very authoritative.

Watch on Youtube

3. Aramide “Ekuro”

This cover does the opposite of the previous two.
While Clay and 1 Last Autograph took relatively slow melodies and made them upbeat, Aramide strips Davido’s “Ekuro” song down to just a voice and a guitar.
In the end, she gives us melody and a clearer sound.

Watch on youtube here

What covers do you like?