Popular muscian, Adekunle Almoruf Kosoko stage named Adekunle Gold has signed with America’s music label, Def Jam Recordings.
Def Jam is an American multinational record label owned by Universal Music Group.
The news confirmation was via a statement by the company’s Chief Executive Officer/Chairman, Tunji Balogun, who hailed Adekunle for his songwriting, vocals, artistry, and showmanship.
He said “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.”
“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 .
On the “5star” cronner’s part ,he was thrilled over signing for the record label and the opportunity to work with Balogun .“He understands it,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,”he said.