While growing up, Adekunle Gold developed interest in music while listening to songs by King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey. He became a member of his churchs junior choir during his teenage years, and went on to write his first song at the age of 15. In 2014, Adekunle Gold went solo after he disbanded a music group he formed with a friend while in school. Adekunle Gold was dubbed the King of Photoshop after posting an edited Photoshop image of him hugging Tiwa Savage. On 19 December 2014, he released a cover of One Directions Story of My Life titled Sade, which rose to critical acclaim and went on to be nominated at the 2015 edition of The Headies.
After the release of Sade, Adekunle Gold released his first official single titled Orente through YBNL Nation after signing a music contract with the record label on March 5, 2015. He was nominated in the Most Promising Act of the Year category at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards.
On 18 July 2016, Adekunle Gold revealed the cover and track list of his debut studio album titled Gold. The album is a 16-track project, with musical production from Pheelz, Masterkraft, B Banks, Sleekamo, Oscar and Seyikeyz. It was released on 25 July, three days before the original scheduled date of release. Upon its release, it peaked at #7 on the Billboard World Album Chart for the week of 13 August 2016. Moreover, it was critically reviewed by contemporary music critics. Following his departure from YBNL Nation due to the expiry of his contract, Adekunle Gold unveiled his band The 79th Element in reference to the atomic number of gold. Adekule Gold is a house hold name in Nigeria Music industry. His songs are best known as some of Nigeria songs very interesting to listen to