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Adekunle Gold: For a long time, I badly wanted to be an animator


Adekunle Gold talks pursuing career in animations | TheCable.ng

Adekunle Gold says his latest track, ‘Ire’, is the soundtrack of his life as it captures his journey, development and career.
The singer said he always wanted to be an animator, owing to the fact that he studied graphic designing in the university — but music came calling and he embraced it as a career.
In an interview on The Raro Lae Show, Gold said: “I thought that I was going to get something else but little did I know that everything I am right now was inside of me back then.
Harping about the song, he said: “It was just me telling the world that you need to trust your process. It’s okay to worry because I worry as well but know that that person is you already. You just need to put yourself in that place.
“For the longest time in my life, I thought my greatness was somewhere else. I badly wanted to be an animator because I studied graphics in school and I wanted to do animations.”
The singer’s sophomore album project ‘About 30’ is billed for release in the latter months of 2018, and he said it “is about my 30 years on earth.
“I decided to talk about my experiences, the lessons, the girls and things that I have had to do in 30 years”.
The singer was among the few Nigerians that recently performed at the SXSW Festival in Texas, US.
Gold said he will embark on a tour of the US and the UK during the course of the year while disclosing that he’s working on collaborations “you possibly can’t imagine”.
He said: “I’m doing a tour, the biggest one in London. I sold out last year and then I’m doing a bigger stage this year, June 29.”