Quick Facts About Asake
- Born: January 13, 1995
- Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
- Genre: Afrobeats, Amapiano
- Label: YBNL Nation, Empire Distribution
- Best African Artist of the Year, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2023
- Male MVP, Soundcity MVP Awards 2023
- Breakout Artist of the Year, All Africa Music Awards 2022
Early Life and Career
Asake was born Ahmed Ololade in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1995. He studied Theatre and Dramatic Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University. He began releasing music in 2017, and his career took off in 2019 with the single “Mr. Money”. The song was a huge hit in Nigeria, and it helped to launch Asake’s career as a mainstream artist.
In 2020, Asake released his debut studio album, Mr. Money with the Vibe. The album was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to establish Asake as one of the most promising new artists in Africa. The album debuted at number 66 on the Billboard 200 chart, making Asake the first Nigerian artist to have a debut album chart on the Billboard 200.
Asake’s Musical Style
Asake’s music is a fusion of Afrobeats and Amapiano. He is known for his catchy melodies and his energetic live performances. His songs often feature social commentary, and he has been praised for his ability to connect with his fans on a personal level.
Awards and Accolades
Asake has won numerous awards for his music, including Best African Artist of the Year at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2023 and Male MVP at the Soundcity MVP Awards 2023. He was also nominated for the Best New International Act at the 2023 BET Awards.
Asake has performed at some of the biggest music festivals in the world, including Coachella and Afronation. He has also sold out shows in major cities across Africa and Europe. In August 2023, he joined Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy on the list of Nigerian artists who have sold out the O2 Arena in London.
Asake is one of the most exciting new artists in Africa. He has a unique sound and a powerful stage presence. With his talent and work ethic, he is sure to continue to achieve great things in the years to come.