Adekunle Gold’s evolution from Crying About Orente to an Afro pop icon
Afro pop vol 1 is album that proves that changes and growth is evident and important in the life of anyone. In this case in an artiste’s career. Over the years , we have known Adekunle Gold as a singer that pours his heart into his art and in this recent album, he proves that he’s best is yet to come.
Afro pop vol 1 centers on diverse issues in life but it still points to one general theme ; Love. AG baby is able to portray his mind and prove the he can evolve as an artiste. Having dropped 2 singles out of the 10 track album ; the audience knows what to expect.
The unique lyricist in Adekunle Gold is seen in “Exclusive” featuring Olayinka Ehi as he narrates the complexities of a struggling relationship. Pop music and lyricism work hand in hand because it’s the basis of the genre.
Each track having it’s own focus , Adekunle Gold sings about love, mistakes , failed relationships , grace and happiness . A new Adekunle Gold is vividly seen in “Pretty Girl “ featuring Patoranking as he takes a dance hall vibe direction.
Sabina and firewood focuses on the feeling that comes to light when a loved one is not around . Tekno hops on “firewood” and delivers an amazing track . The track “ Okay” projects an Adekunle Gold singing from a personal perspective as he confidently states that grace levels differs.
He vows commitment in the tracks “ Here for ya and water carry me go”, as he regrets an encounter with a past lover in “My ex” .
Afro Pop is doing numbers because Adekunle Gold has found a way to express himself in his craft and evolve as an artiste; at the same time he is keeping his ever growing fan base satisfied.
Written By: @NaomiDzeims