The Nigerian-born pop star Adekunle Gold put down roots in Houston in 2019 and splits his time among Texas, Los Angeles, and Lagos. Hot on the heels of the release of his new album, Catch Me If You Can, Gold shares his favorite Houston spots.Less
"How often do we get to see what’s out there in space? Well, as often as I go to the NASA Space Center. Also 'Houston, we have a problem' tickles more when you are there."
"A taste of home that is definitely exquisitely acquired if you are new to Nigerian food. Order the jollof rice with beef or plantains, abula, and the yam porridge."
"This is a photography and videography studio space. I shot some covers for mags here. Cool people work there. Ask for Folabi for a special portrait!"
"This is a an upscale cinema chain with plush seating and cocktails. It’s so comfy, I fall asleep every time. What can I say, I need white noise to take a nap."
"Central Park, but make it Houston. There are outdoor gyms and loads of fun for the kids. What’s not to love?"
"If you are a sushi beginner like me and never grew up eating it, Kata is a good place to start."
"This is a huge arcade bar with a mix of classic and modern games, plus housemade hard cider and kombucha. A fave spot to take out-of-towners. Has everything to keep your company busy, especially when your entertainment skills off stage are on the light side."
"This is a contemporary watering hole with colorful lighting, cooking light bites with Mexican and Asian flavors. It's better than the usual bar food that one eats. My fave thing on the menu are the tacos."
"They’ll be having portraits of Barack and Michelle soon, done by the proudly Nigerian Kehinde Wiley."
"During the very beginning of the pandemic, I was dropping the precursor to my new album, and we couldn’t shoot elaborate videos, but we were allowed to take occasional walks in the park. You can guess what I did here!"