Adekunle Gold's new single 'Ire', meaning, Goodness

Adekunle Gold’s new single ‘Ire’, meaning, Goodness


Adekunle Gold Tells Life Story in New Single “Ire”


Nigerian Singer Adekunle Gold has released a new song and music video titled Ire. The song is story cut in form of a song to tell his personal life story, reflecting on his life’s journey with a message that will inspire his fans for a long time to come.

“Ire is a life lesson packaged in a slow tempo song and accompanied by traditional Yoruba percussion sounds. Gold sings in his native Yoruba language as is his usual style. He also sings in English for an uncharacteristic amount of time, alluding to his desire for the song’s important lessons to be understood”, said The Guardian.

According to Gold, Ire is a symbolic summary of my life experiences and my journey to becoming Adekunle Gold.

Gold opens the song singing:

“The grass is greener on the other side, that’s what I thought before I took the ride.”

He goes on to reveal that “The life I was looking for was already my own,” before telling listeners, “Goodness is calling out to me, it’s telling me to come home.”


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