Transcending from an African family identify to a international superstar, chart-topping Nigerian musician and innovative Adekunle Gold marks this chapter of his ascension with the launch of his new album “Afro Pop Vol. 1”.
Foreshadowed with the aid of internationally acclaimed singles “AG Baby” and the sensational “Something Different”, Adekunle’s 0.33 studio album – and first with Universal/EMI – emerges as a fresh strategy to the crooner’s sound, greater embracing of wider influences whilst underpinned via the regular West African sounds that positioned him as a unique force in music.
Going from the rock-laced “Exclusive” and the dancehall-leaning “Pretty Girl” to firmly embracing the afro-pop label with candy “Here For Ya”, he seeks a various evolution here.
More progressive pop sounds are adopted, a great departure from the high-life sounds of his 2017 Billboard-charting debut Gold.
Nonetheless, his highlife roots and a love for the six strings of the guitar run deep on this project, and his unmistakable vocals are the prosperous tapestry that expertly weaves the album together.
His most bold body of work to date, with magnificent company together with Tekno,
Patoranking and Nailah Blackman talking to the calibre of this new release.
Adekunle said: “I’m so satisfied that I set out to do this project, it’s better than some thing that I concept I should ever do here.”
Capturing audiences as he continues to push creative boundaries with his art, Adekunle Gold has endured to see tremendous success to date, with his sophomore album “About 30”, going onto make the consideration list for the 2019 Grammy Awards category for Best World Album.