Adekunle Gold, the Nigerian born and bred singer-songwriter and international Afropop sensation whose fourth studio album Catch Me If You Can has garnered over a half-billion global streams since its release one year ago, makes his official debut via Def Jam Recordings with the release of “Party No Dey Stop” featuring Zinoleesky
The new song is a future club hit about the resilience and rise of Adekunle and Zinoleesky in the music industry. The vibrant and fast paced song matches the energy of the culturally rich and buzzing Agege neighborhood in Lagos where AG and Zinoleesky grew up. The two artists are celebrating their wins as said best in the tune - "When we pop, Yeah we up, Plenty spending, Like it's nothing."
The release of “Party No Dey Stop” marks the beginning of a year-long campaign for Adekunle, whose hotly anticipated fifth studio album is due for release this summer. After hitting the summer festivals here and abroad, his four-month world tour will kick off in North America in September, and carry on across the UK, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and the Caribbean through 2024.
In support of Catch Me If You Can, Adekunle played over 45 advance sold-out shows in 2022 – with 19 dates in the U.S. and Canada including New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto – plus London, Paris, Adelaide, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and more. Along the way, he stunned NPR Music listeners with his Tiny Desk Performance, as he offered breathtaking live versions of some of his best loved hit records.
Catch Me If You Can (released through Afro Urban Records via Platoon) spun off feature collaborations with top-tier talent including Ty Dolla $ign, Stefflon Don, Fatoumata Diawara and Fousheé; and hit singles starting with the summer anthem “5 Star,” "It Is What It Is", "Sinner" featuring Lucky Daye, "High" featuring Davido, and "Mercy."
About Adekunle Gold:
Since his emergence in 2015, Nigerian born and bred singer-songwriter Adekunle Gold has developed into one of the most recognizable and exciting pioneers of the vibrant Afropop genre that is currently dominating airwaves across the globe – mixing Afrobeat with Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B influences. He is one of the most elegant and innovative artists to come out of Africa, enabling fans to experience an insight into his personality – stylish, timeless and ground-breaking all at once.
Based between Lagos and Los Angeles, Adekunle gained recognition from his very first release, “Sade,” a highlife love song that sampled instrumentals from One Direction's “Story of My Life.” Just two weeks after its release, Adekunle was contacted by one of Africa's biggest artists, Olamide, to join his music imprint for two years.
Since then, Adekunle has released four albums: Gold (2016, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard World Albums Chart); About 30 (2018, shortlisted by the Recording Academy for the Best World Album Grammy® category); Afro Pop Vol. 1 (2020, which amassed a staggering 680 million-plus streams and spawned the global hits “Okay” and “Something Different”); and Catch Me If You Can (2022).