I Couldn’t Save My Sister’s Life With All The Money I Had – Adekunle Gold

 I Couldn’t Save My Sister’s Life With All The Money I Had – Adekunle Gold

The year 2011 is one that would forever remain in the memory of popular singer , Adekunle Gold , as it was the year he lost his sister , whom he refers to as his best friend , to a heart-related disease.

To eulogise his younger sister , the urban highlife singer released a song , ‘Ire , ’ last year.

In a chat with Saturday Beats , the singer recalled that although they spent a lot of money in a bid to get his sister well again , she lost the battle to the ailment.

Adekunle Gold said ,  

“My sister was one of the few best friends I had but death took her away. She had a heart-related disease and I thought she could beat the disease but she did not make it. We sang together a lot and we shared the same dream. I was her best friend in the house , so it really shook me when I lost her. I remember her every year and reminisce about the great time we had together. I wish she was alive to celebrate my success with me because this was our dream.
“The funny thing is that we had the money; it was not that we could not afford to treat her , but it was just unfortunate that she died. If I was as popular back then as I am now , what would I have done differently? I do not think that I would have done anything differently because we spent money on her. I was at home when she died ,

so by the time I got to the hospital to see her , she had died.”

He further stated how ecstatic he was when he met with King Sunny Ade , who is one of his major influences in the Nigerian music scene.

“A lot of times , I hear people comparing me with King Sunny Ade; they mention his name when they mention mine and that is an amazing feat. It is really great but like I always tell people , I would prefer it if people see me as Adekunle Gold.

“When I met King Sunny Ade and he was singing my song word for word , I was very honoured and humbled. It made a very great impression on my life. Who would have thought that King Sunny Ade would know my song and even sing it word for word? I am hopeful that we will collaborate to do something together. I have been working on it and I am hoping that it works out.

“Ten years ago , I wanted to be as successful as I am today. I thought about it , prayed for it and worked towards it. I do not think I would be cocky if I say that I knew I would become successful , but I did not know when I would become famous. I am grateful that everything I dreamt about is coming to fruition. I am grateful that everything I have laid my hands on has prospered.”

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