Prolific Nigerian artist Adekunle Gold today released his newest single, “Sinner” off his upcoming album due out early this fall via Platoon. Inspired by the tragic story of King David and Bathsheba, “Sinner” features the soulful Lucky Daye and is now available to stream.
The most famous pioneer of the Afropop genre mixing afrobeat and pop music, Gold is one of the most elegant artists to come out of Africa to date. Says Gold, “Weirdly, I was thinking about King David and Bathsheba’s sexcapade and thought it’d make a beautiful song.”
A movement that represents the breadth of natural beauty and dignity of the Black experience in music, art, and style, “Sinner” is the second look at the album which reflects Gold’s personality – stylish, timeless, and groundbreaking.
Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian born and bred singer-songwriter based between Lagos, Nigeria, and Los Angeles, CA.
He gained recognition from his very first release, "Sade," a love song which sampled instrumentals from One Direction's "Story of My Life." Just two weeks after the release of "Sade" on December 19, 2014, Adekunle was contacted by one of Africa's biggest acts, Olamide, to join his music imprint for two years, YBNL.
Since then, Adekunle has released 3 albums: Gold (debuting at #7 on the Billboard World Albums Chart), About 30 (shortlisted for the GRAMMY® Best World Album), and AfroPop Vol 1 with the global hit record "Okay” and “Something Different.”
He has amassed 6.6M followers on Instagram, 1.9M followers on Twitter, and 294K followers on Youtube.
Watch '''Sinner' below;