Music Review: Fame – How Adekunle Gold Constantly Mirrors the Life of a Struggler

Thinking about Adekunle Gold Kosoko and his music sometimes send shivers down your spine. Asides being the typical lover boy churning out lovey dovey lyrics, he has successfully been able to create a music brand which this generation will always be fond of.

In this time and age where every young person is on a journey of becoming more; the search for absolute fulfilment and recognition, Adekunle Gold creates a vibe that everyone can relate with. And that stands him out among his contemporaries.

The former YBNL Lover Boy portrays the life of a typical Nigerian youth in lyrics. The quest for success and yearn for prominence and relevance.

His narrative ability and in-depth discern of the challenges of this time gives absolute credence to his music. An argument of his songs being actual stories of himself cannot be disputed.


Fame was produced by Adekunle Gold’s long-time friend and producer Seyi Keyz. It is a track on Gold’s sophomore album – About 30. The ballad, co-written by the talented Efe Oraka is a story of a young man who struggles with crippling lonesomeness.

Adekunle Gold started off by narrating how he has gone to many places with a lonely heart and how he longs for a place he can be part of.

Usually, he went on to explain how he wanted the fame but did not know that it comes with a certain degree of difficulty. The kind of difficulty that becomes so overwhelming such that a Mama’s arm and a Lover’s arm are not soothing anymore.

This line is very relatable for every struggler especially in the creative industry. It also leaves you quite bothered on how far Adekunle Gold has come in the search for fame. He actually has mentioned this in Lil Kesh 2016 ‘Life of a Star’ produced by Pheelz.

He also did the same in ex Big Brother Naija Housemate, Jon Ogah’s Uncle Suru featuring Simi as well.

Adekunle Gold is on a prowl of deep inner expression music with lyrical content that grasps your attention and connect you to the reality of life.

He did it with Ire and did not fall short of such expectation with ‘Fame’.

The visual for ‘Fame’ was a perfect complement. Adopting an austere approach to create the emotions that the song carries, he wanders around in a massive apartment expressing seclusion and despair.

Despite other hit tracks such as ‘Pablo Alakori’, ‘Damn Delilah’, ‘Surrender’, the celestial ‘There is a God’ featuring LCGC and even Mr. Foolish featuring Knitting Factory Record’s Seun Kuti, ‘Fame’ still maintains its prominence on Adekunle Gold’s About 30 album.

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