Adekunle Gold who turned a year older yesterday has said he can not make love to a woman without using a condom. Adekunle disclosed this in a fresh interview while also accepting he has been enjoying all the attention he gets from female fans. He says at a point in his life, he tried to get girls attention but they never looked his way, but now they send him nudes! Enjoy the interview below…
Why do you like to sing about love?
I like love but I don’t make only love songs. If you listen to my debut album, Gold, there are six songs on it that have nothing to do with love. I see things daily and I sing about them. I like to sing about things that happen to people because the audience relates to those things easily.
Have you ever had a one-night stand before?
Even if I have had that experience, do you expect me to say it in an interview?
Do you get nude pictures on social media?
I get a lot of that from ladies and it is fun, I must confess. There was a time in my life that I tried to get attention from ladies, but it was hard. It is a different story now and I am enjoying every bit of it.
How have you been able to avoid scandals?
I am decent in anything I do. I am a smooth operator.
How does your girlfriend cope with the attention you get from the opposite sex?
She understands the nature of my job but sometimes, she asks questions. I like to keep my relationship away from the public. What if my girlfriend doesn’t want to be in the limelight? I think people like me because of my music, not because of what I do in my private moments.
Do you have plans to have a baby mama?
I don’t want that for myself. It will be a disgrace to my family if I have a child born out of wedlock. I can only speak for myself. I was not brought up that way.
What if you ‘mistakenly’ get a lady pregnant?
Why should such mistakes happen? There is a way you can protect yourself. I cannot have sex with a lady without using a condom. For me, it is just wise to do the right thing. I don’t want to find myself in any drama.
Are you under pressure from your parents to get married?
We have an agreement. We agreed that I should focus on my music career first before venturing into marriage.
Sade was inspired by a girl who rejected you at a time. Did she later throw herself at you when fame came?
There was a lady I really liked in 2012 but she told me she was not ready for a relationship. I disturbed her for almost a year and it didn’t happen. I just felt I should sing about it in 2014. We never dated even when I became famous. When she rejected me, we were friends and we are still friends.
Why didn’t you press further after fame came?
Maybe by then, I was no longer interested in her. I think I got over her at some point. She has a boyfriend now.
Would you have loved to date her if she was still single?
I cannot really say. We had a conversation some time ago and I thanked her for rejecting me. If she had said yes and we had started dating, I would have been too comfortable and I may not have written Sade.
How did you handle the rejection?
I thought I wasn’t the kind of man she wanted. She is a pretty girl and I was just a random boy from Ikotun, Lagos. I felt perhaps, I needed to make money before she would agree to date me.
How would you describe your childhood experience?
Most people think I was raised in Bariga, Lagos, because I was signed to Olamide’s YBNL. I was actually raised in Ifako-Agege, before moving to Ikotun, both in Lagos.
Are you from a rich background?
I am from a very modest background. I attended public schools. My father is a principal while my mother is a teacher. I really enjoyed growing up in Ikotun and that was where I learnt most of the things I know. I later went to the Lagos State Polytechnic to study Arts.