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I didn’t lobby to be signed by Olamide – Adekunle Gold


Rising artiste and YBNL signee, Adekunle Gold whose love themed song, Orente is fast becoming a favorite among music lovers. He has revealed, in a recent interview with newsmen that he didn’t lobby to be signed by Olamide.

“When I dropped Sade, Olamide apparently liked it and the whole of YBNL crew. So he called me and said he really likes my sound and he doesn’t want me to change my style. He later said he will like to work with me,” Said the hit artiste.

“I didn’t see it coming, I didn’t lobby for it or do whatsoever about it .I have always wanted someone to believe in me, I have been looking forward to that since. I just took it that way and the story changed,”

he insisted. The singer who also doubles as a graphics designer also explains the reason he was signed “I guessed it just worked because my music is indigenous too and then my sound identifies with the streets. I have been working with Olamide, I designed the YBNL logo and I have done a couple of deigns for the label before I got signed last year.

I was involved with YBNL before Olamide signed me – Adekunle Gold
Adekunle Gold opens up on how he got signed to YBNL. Photo: QED
Adekunle Gold opens up on how the deal to become a part of YBNL came to be. Photo: QED

Fast rising urban highlife act, Adekunle Gold has opened up on how the deal to become a part of Olamide-led YBNL came to be. Adekunle, whose singles, ‘Orente’ and ‘Sade’ continue to dominate the airwaves, disclosed to NET in an exclusive interview that prior to the deal, he had a business relationship with the label.

‘I have been doing stuff with Olamide before I was signed. I am a graphics designer and brand developer and I actually designed the YBNL logo. I have done a couple of designs for Lil KeshViktoh and Olamide himself at some point.’

He further disclosed that Olamide was impressed with his debut single, ‘Sade’ which made the deal go through.

‘When I recorded Sade, Olamide and the entire YBNL soldiers were impressed. He called me a day before the OLIC (Olamide Live In Concert) and that was when I discovered the entire team were feeling the jam. Olamide later called me that he was interested in working with me. That was how the deal came through.’

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