Adekunle Gold opens up for the first time about the #HeadiesDrama: ‘Olamide stood up for us.’ (VIDEO)
Yesterday, in a chat with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Channels TV’s Rubbing Minds, YBNL artiste Adekunle Gold opened up for the first time about the messy Headies drama between the Mavins and YBNL.
Adekunle Gold. (Instagram/Adekunle Gold)
The ‘Orente’ singer revealed how he started – from sculpting and ceramics, working as a graphic artist, how he released his first single ‘Let it stop‘ in June 2014, and quitting his job to go fully into music after his debut single got good airplay.
On winning the “Best Alternative Song” award at Headies 2015, Adekunle said it was an unexpected accolade, especially because of the other artistes he was pitched against, including Bez, Asa and Simi, but he does feel good that he beat his ‘bosses.’
He also revealed how prolific and hardworking Olamide is, and on the YBNL CEO’s outburst, he said, “I guess what happened is that we expected Lil Kesh to win, all of us,” Adekunle said. “So, when they called another name, it took us by surprise – to be honest – because we were all going on about what we will do when he wins, the party we would throw. It was supposed to be Olamide, me and Lil Kesh.”
“It was very saddening, to be honest,” the ‘Sade’ singer continued. “So, Olamide got on stage and stood up for one of us.”