The lyrical maestro Adekunle Kosoko, popularly known by his stage name Adekunle Gold is in His 79th Element On The Latest Cover Of Vibe Magazine. Looking dapper in a linen suit styled by Donald Unltd, he gives Cynthia Atagbuzia insides on how his musical journey began and how he rose to fame, how he got his big break, his relationship with Simi and how he hopes to make his music timeless.
On his struggle before the fame: ‘I went to so many auditions and I got so many NOs to the point that I was like ‘I’m done; I’m not doing these reality shows again. Let me focus on my own reality…See that line yeah?’ he pumps his index finger, nodding and smiling at his poetic usage of the word “reality”.
On his reign as the king of photoshop: ‘It started out as fun, you know. One Saturday morning, I was in my house and I saw one particular photo of Tiwa Savage. I thought, I would love to take a picture with this lady, ‘cause I really love Tiwa Savage. Then I thought, you know, I can. So I told my friend to take my picture. He thought I was crazy. And I did as if I was holding her from behind and then I did the photoshop and people really liked it. I was struggling for people to hear my music so I thought, if I can be popular for this one, I might as well. It might find its way to the people I really want to work with as a musician. I went on to do pictures with Toolz and Tontoh Dikeh and it became a sensation. They started saying King of Photoshop. So, when I released a song, they didn’t take me seriously at first. This Photoshop guy, what can he sing?’
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