Making alternative music has not always been quite easy some years ago because it wasn’t the mainstream sound. In recent times that genre of music has gained a lot of traction these days with singers like Praiz, Simi, Johnny Drille, Adekunle Gold leading the pack.
Former YBNL singer Adekunle Gold reminisced on how far he has come with his kind of music. The “Ire” crooner admitted that he did not always have it easy in the past, he had been turned down a couple times while at it.
Adekunle Gold made this known during a chit chat with Sunday Scoop crew.
“I feel very happy that alternative music is getting better acceptance in the industry. Music is very wide and there is no reason to limit ourselves to just a part of it. Initially, I was worried and scared because my music is different. I wasn’t really sure if I would be able to connect to the audience. I had some fears but I decided to stay true to myself. It is very important to believe in yourself and to have confidence in your abilities. There were many times that I was turned down and I felt like giving up. So, it hasn’t been an easy task. I am thankful for all that I have been able to achieve in the industry so far. I believe that if you are consistent, it would ultimately pay off.”
He also spoke about his love for graphics design and how much time he still has for it.
“I still do that but just for myself alone. There is no time for me to engage in it on a larger scale.”