“I just want to win for myself” Adekunle Gold pens an inspiring letter to fans on his birthday
Adekunle Gold takes his birthday celebrations to another level. He writes a touching and inspiring letter to his supporters to commemorate his special day.
Recently, the singer changed his Twitter name to “Tio Tequila” (Mexican alcoholic spirit). revisited the letter he sends to his fans. On the occasion of his birthday, Adekunle Gold gave gratitude to God as he reminisced on how far he has come in life.
In his letter, the ‘High’ singer recalled how he got to fame and how people’s opinions sometimes discouraged and empowered him to achieve success. He stated that he only wants to win for himself. To encourage his fans, he suggested that they focus on their goals and ensure they win.
“It’s my birthday today. I’m feeling grateful and blessed. Thankful for how far I’ve come and where I’m still going. Been reflecting all night in front of this beautiful ocean so I thought I’d share this with you.
“When I first started putting my photoshop images online, some people laughed at me, others ignored it and some supported me. Same thing happened when I started sharing my music publicly, people didn’t really pay any attention to it. In fact, some of the people I really respected made fun of my voice lol. In 2019 when I started releasing Afro Pop sounds, I saw a tweet where someone had called me a ‘Yoruba singer’ and told me to stick to what I knew. In hindsight I wonder why they thought “Yoruba Singer” was an insult, lol. I didn’t allow anyone’s opinion to stop me from expressing my creativity, I was doing it for me.
“My point is, with everything you do, people will have their own opinion about it, some will criticise you openly and others will keep it to themselves. Some opinions will discourage you and some will empower you. Sometimes those that criticise you will come back with a different perspective and support you and sometimes those that support you will turn on you when you’re no longer winning. Just make sure you’re doing everything you do for yourself and not for the approval of anyone else.