The Nigerian urban life singer, Adekunle Gold who quit his job as a brand manager for a social media brand activation company in 2014 to focus on his music, was barely getting recognition in the industry until he got noticed by YBNL, owned by Olamide.
But since signing to YBNL in 2015, which he quit a year later after his deal expired, Adekunle Gold has not only become a household name, he has been able to create his own unique sound with a large fan base.
Speaking in a recent interview, the ‘Sade’ singer recalled that his first trip outside the shores of the country was thanks to Olamide.
“YBNL moved me. I had Sade before YBNL and it was already getting popular. When I got signed to the label, we shot the video and it became like a sensation everywhere.
Getting signed to YBNL took me to London for the first time. That was in 2015. So, YBNL changed everything for me. I am grateful to Olamide for all the support and inspiration”
When asked on the project he is currently working on, the singer said a new sophomore album is in the works and is slated for release first quarter of 2018.