There Were Days Fans Were Plenty, But My Pocket Was Empty’ — Singer, Adekunle Gold Recounts

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Adekunle Gold has recounted when he was broke despite being a popular musician and making hits. 

Adekunle Gold revealed in a recent newsletter that he took loans from his friends and family and all the money he made from his music was re-invested into his music.

According to him, he faced a lot of rejections coming up and he worked extremely hard to get where he is today. The ‘Sinner’ crooner urged his fans not to allow anyone cheat them out of a struggle or hard experience

He said, “As I’ve journeyed through my growth and evolution, my friends will tell you that every dime I’ve made on this thing has gone right back into it. I’m thankful for friends and family who have even loaned me their hard earned money for the sake of my dreams. 

There were days where the fans were plenty but the pocket was very empty and this wasn’t too long ago. Man I worked so hard to push myself and my creativity, yes Kehinde, I know you get me, but most people didn’t, I actually can’t count the amount of no’s I got. The feeling of being constantly overlooked, undercooked, disrespected and maligned is not a pleasant one.

Don’t let anyone cheat you out of a struggle or a hard experience, ma fi ago alago sise, don’t let social nonsense rush your process. Struggle, cry, feel the depths of your pain. FEEL IT!  It’s only then that you are able to recognize when times are good.”