Adekunle Gold’s net worth is estimated at $2.1 million, a figure expected to rise if the current career success he is presently enjoying is sustained and surpassed. With millions of music streams, over 7 million Instagram followers, and a commendable list of awards and nominations to his name, Adekunle Gold is one of the most successful music artists out of Nigeria. He has his career to thank for his current net worth.
A Break Down of How Adekunle Gold’s Net worth Accumulated
Being a member of the royal Kosoko family of Lagos State could have given Adekunle Gold a reasonable income to begin his career but certainly, various sources have contributed to the steady rise of the artist’s net worth.
The artist’s wealth has seen a steady rise since his emergence to the limelight in 2015. The highlife singer, songwriter, and graphic designer was worth about $800,000 in 2020. In about a year, that figure has soared to more than double what it previously was. Interestingly, the steady rise in his finances is tied to the following sources:
- Music/Album Sales
- Endorsement Deals
- Tours and Live Concerts
- YouTube and Streams
- Private Businesses
How Music Became a Great Source of Adekunle Gold’s Net Worth
The “High” crooner started his music career as a member of a boy band known as The Bridge before he went solo. His indigenousness, creativity, and originality account for his seamless penetration into the music industry. Although he seems to target the up and mobile, his songs also appeal to the older generation who hardly listen to the music of people of his age.
Adekunle Gold eventually won the ears and hearts of millions with his unique blend of pop-infused highlife with a mixture of Yoruba, English, and Pidgin English. His hit track “Sade” made it to the limelight in 2015 under Olamide’s record label, YBNL.
The song, which sends strong messages of love, was widely received by millions of people with over 3 million views on YouTube. Taking full advantage of his hit success, he went on to release his first official single “Orente” through YBNL Nation, a record label he signed a contract with on March 5, 2015. Other hit songs like “Pick Up”, “Ire”, and “Sinner” brought the Yoruba music artist much-deserved wealth and fame.
Adekunle Gold has so far released four very successful studio albums with his most recent one “Catch Me If you Can” being released on the 4th of February, 2022. The 14-track production features local and international star artists like Davido, Ty Dolla $ign, Stefflon Don, and others. It is also said to be one of his best-produced albums to date with the likes of Que Beats, Seyifunmi, Davayo, Spax, and several others working on it.
List of Adekunle Gold’s Albums include
- Gold (2016)
- About 30 (2018)
- Afro Pop Vol. 1 (2020)
- Catch Me If You Can (2022)
Adekunle Gold’s Best Tracks include the following
- “Sade” (2014)
- “Temptation” (2014)
- “Orente” (2015)
- “Pick Up” (2015)
- “No Forget” feat Simi (2016)
- “Ariwo Ko” (2016)
- “Friend Zone” (2016)
- “Nurse Alabere” (2016)
- “Ready” (2016)
- “My Life” (2016)
- “Nurse Alabere” (2016)
- “Friend Zone” (2016)
- “Work” (2016)
- “Beautiful Night” (2016)
- “Fight For You” (2016)
- “Sweet Me” (2016)
- “Paradise” (2016)
- “Call on me” (2017)
- “Only Girl” feat Moelogo (2017)
- “Money” (2017)
- “Ire” (2018)
- “Damn Delilah” (2018)
- “Before You Wake Up” (2019)
- “Young love” (2019)
- “Kelegbe Megbe”
- “Jore” feat Kizz Daniel (2020)
- “Something Different” (2020)
- “AG Baby” feat Nailah Blackman (2020)
- “It Is What It Is” (2021)
- “Sinner” (2021)
- “High” feat Davido (2021)
- “Mercy” (2022)
Adekunle Gold has worked hard towards his career’s growth, remaining consistent throughout the years. Between 2020 and 2021, the star seemed to have redefined his brand, releasing back-to-back hits, making a number of high-profile collaborations, exploring newer tunes, and even giving himself a new appearance to the delight of several fans.
Adekunle has since surged into a success that sees his music on constant replay in clubs, radios, and TV stations, collaborating with established and fast-rising stars alike.
Adekunle Gold Makes Money from Music Tours and Concerts
While album sales dwindle and streams may only make fractions of Adekunle Gold’s income, live shows including tours, festivals, and one-off concerts are some of the major areas the artist makes his money. No doubt, the artist has graced several platforms where he is paid handsomely to perform most of his hit tracks. Among such moments were in 2017 when he was invited to perform at the year’s UBA CEO Awards, and in 2019 when he performed live in Toronto, Canada.
Adekunle may also generate huge income from YouTube monetization from his videos on the platform. He even organized an online concert in 2020 which received over 1.5 million views.
Adekunle Gold Also Earns from Endorsement Deals
Adekunle Gold’s net worth also comes from the contracts he has signed to endorse notable brands. A notable endorsement he has is with Unity Bank Plc. The artist announced this himself in 2018 on his Instagram page with a picture of himself with the bank’s management. Although the exact amount the artist earns from the contract is not known, it is said to be worth millions of naira.
Also in 2018, the artist signed a multi-million deal with Lagos Real Estate Company Revolution Properties on their first opening. It is also not clear how much exactly the artist would gain from the deal. It is also believed that there are several opportunities coming his way and these will be made public soon.
Private Businesses That Contribute to Adekunle Gold’s Net Worth
Music may have formed the major source of Adekunle Gold’s net worth but it certainly is not his only source of income. Long before he made it into the industry, AG Baby was and still is a notable graphic designer and brand developer. He was instrumental in the design of Olamide’s record label YBNL.
He has also done a couple of designs for Lil Kesh and Viktoh at some point. In fact, he is known to design Lil Kesh’s YAGI record label logo and while the exact amount he earned from these private businesses is not revealed, we are sure it is worth enough to make a meaningful impact on his net worth.
Awards Won by Adekunle Gold So Far
Adekunle Gold’s “Sade” that made the cover to One Direction’s “Story of My Life” brought him fame and earned him his first Headies nomination and a record label deal with Olamide’s YBNL Nation label. However, the highlife singer won himself an award for ‘Best New Act’ at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2015. The following year, he won the same award plus an award for “Best Song”.
Also in 2016, his song “Sade” earned him his very first headies award for ‘Best Alternative Song’. A list of awards the artist has so far won include”
- 2015 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards for ‘Best New Act’
- 2016 – Nigeria Entertainment Awards for ‘Best song’ and ‘Best New Act to Watch’
- 2016 – The Headies awards for ‘Best Alternative Song’
- 2016 – City People Entertainment Awards for ‘Album of the Year’
- 2017 – City People Entertainment Awards for ‘Collabo of the Year’
- 2017 – International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA) for ‘Best African Music Artist’
How Much is Adekunle’s House Worth?
In 2018, the singer acquired a tasty, multi-million Naira property in Lekki, which he shares with his wife and daughter. The mansion is securely and comfortably located and considered an epitome of quiet luxury. It boasts a swimming pool space, several bedrooms, a large living room, a nice patio, and a working studio for recording his music.
In addition to his Lekki home, it is rumored that the singer has two other properties he has just finished building. Exact costs and location cannot be ascertained, however, they are believed to be worth millions in Naira.
When Adekunle Gold was announced the winner of the 2015 ‘Beat Of Lagos’ award, he was awarded a Plot of Land in Lekki. The promise has been redeemed, and the singer has now been given papers to the land at the Lekki Free Trade Zone courtesy of Adron Homes. Besides these, it is believed that he has a heavy interest in real estate although it isn’t clear in what capacity. At present, the music star has no known properties outside of Nigeria.
Adekunle Gold Has Taste for Cars
Despite a famous background and having acquired wealth, Adekunle Gold prefers a quiet and simple life with his wife and child. However, he appears to be a lover of classic rides. Adekunle revealed in 2016 that the first car he ever acquired was a 1999 Honda Accord. It was sold to him for N450,000 and later sold off by him for N400,000. He has since been able to acquire more high-end automobiles despite his preference for simplicity. His car collection includes the following:
Mercedes Benz GLB Class worth N14 million
In 2018, he acquired a Mercedes Benz GLB Class worth over N14 million. The car is a 7 passenger-sitter with 221 horsepower, four drive modes, and a luxurious exterior and interior. The Mercedes GLB is said to be the singer’s favorite of his fleet as he is often seen driving in it to several places. It is efficient and practical.
Wrangler Jeep worth N12 million
Worth almost N12 million, the Wrangler Jeep is the artist’s second luxury car. With 280 plus horsepower and features that allow for several off-road drives, Adekunle Gold is said to employ this car only when he is headed to the beach. It is employed as a leisure car, especially on contouring terrains.