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Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko, known professionally as Adekunle Gold and AG Baby. AG is a Nigerian urban highlife singer, songwriter and graphic designer. He was born on 28 January 1987.
AG was born into the Kosoko illustrious family of Lagos State. He is family (nephew) to notable Nollywood actor, Jide Kosoko.
AG Baby gained widespread recognition after releasing the 2015 hit single “Sade” – A highlife cover of One Direction’s “Story of My Life”.
In 2015, he signed a record deal with YBNL Nation. He released his debut studio album Gold, which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard World Albums chart. “Gold” followed by the release of three singles: “Sade”, “Orente” and “Pick Up”.
AG Baby revealed to Nigerian Entertainment Today that, prior to signing with YBNL, he designed the label’s official logo. He also completed other designs for Lil Kesh, Viktoh, and Olamide.
Adekunle Gold was often seen as the odd one in the record label. So fans often wonder how he got a music deal in a record label full of rappers and musicians who drops mostly street bangers.
This notion fade off as with time, he carved a space for himself in the Nigerian music industry. But today, he’s one of the most unique Nigerian singers.
Adekunle Gold Net Worth and Quick Facts
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Adekunle’s net worth in 2022 is $2.2 million.
AG Baby Awards and Nominations
Talking about accolades, here are awards Adekunle Gold has to his name:
- 2016 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best Song (Pick Up) and best New act to watch
- 2017 – IARA award for Best African Music Artist
- 2016 – The Headies award for Best Alternative Song “Sade”
- 2015 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Best New Act
- 2017 – City People Entertainment Awards for Album of the Year
- 2017 – City People Entertainment Awards for Collaboration of the Year
Adekunle Gold Relationship and personal life
Adekunle Gold tied the knot with popular Nigerian singer Simi in a closed-door ceremony in January 2019. They welcomed their first daughter Adejare in June 2020.
Is Adekunle Gold a prince?
Gold was born Omoba Adekunle Kosoko into the royal family of Lagos State, Nigeria, so he holds the title of prince.