Nigerian singer, Adekunle Gold officially know Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko has been signed to American Record Label, Def Jam Records.
The news was confirmed via a statement by the company’s Chief Executive Officer/Chairman, Tunji Balogun, who hailed the “5 Star” crooner for his songwriting, vocals, artistry, and showmanship.
“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,” he said.
Balogun, who described AG Baby as a perfect fit, also noted he had strived really hard to get to the level he’s attained in his musical career, adding the record label is simply joining forces with him to achieve much greater feats.
“Adekunle felt like the perfect fit – he’d already done so much work on his own to build a base, but I knew that we could scale his audience to an even bigger level if we combined our energies and worked together,” he added.
Reacting to the development, Adekunle Gold expressed immense excitement over signing for the record label and the opportunity to work with Balogun who he likened to his studio buddy
“He understands it,” Gold said. “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.”
Def Jam which is an American multinational record label owned by Universal Music Group, boasts of megastar alumni like Jay Z, Kanye West, and Rihanna.