Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Asake

Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Asake

Ahmed Ololade professionally known as Asake is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, he was born in the late 1990s.

Asake’s stage name pays homage to his mother, whose first name is Asake, apparently, he has so much love for his mother.

Asake had been making music since he was in University, He studied Theatre and Performing Arts at the great Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun state.

Asake’s musical career stepped forward after he released “Mr. Money” in 2020 followed by a remix with Zlatan and Peruzzi, “Mr. Money” and “Lady” got some attention but not to the mainstream extent.

Asake continued to release more singles including “Medusa” and “Yan Yan” before he was signed to YBNL in February 2022.

Asake shot to fame after releasing his hit single “Omo Ope” in January 2022 featuring Olamide and since the hit, Asake never missed.

In February 2022, Asake released his debut extended play “Ololade Asake”, which featured Asake‘s breakthrough song “Omo Ope” Another hit single that was released off the extended play was “Sungba” which was remixed a month later with Burna Boy.

Asaké is signed to YBNL NATION and Empire Distribution.

Asake” is now a stage name across the board but he was formerly known as MEDOO and he released a song titled JOO HAA under that stage name while he was at the university.

Also, the song JOHA is on the tracklist of his recently released debut album MMWTV.

In his quest for fame, Asake engaged with the famous Nigerian comedian, Broda Shaggi who made him feature in some of his skits, he was also a backup singer for Broda Shaggi back then.

Asake often uses uptempo Afro and Amapiano-styled production, There are elements of Fuji in his songs.

Another interesting fact you might not know about Asake is that he was a dancer before venturing into music and a big admirer of Wizkid.

In one of his posts on his old Twitter account, “Medoo” was full of praises for Wizkid, aside from that there was a video that surfaced online recently where the singer is seen praising Wizkid.

According to Asake, he had been texting Olamide since 2020, but he didn’t get a reply from him until he released “Omo Ope” and finally Olamide reached out to him via a phone call and demanded that they meet and when he arrived, Baddo simply asked if he would like to join the family and that was how he joined the YBNL family.

After the release of his debut album “MMWTV” Asake has been making history in the music industry, the album has been topping different countries’ music charts since its release, also MMWTV is the first afrobeat debut album to debut on UK official album chart.

Sequel to his UK tour, Asake has sold out the 02 Academy 5000 capacity three times which makes him the first afrobeat star to do three dates at the 5000 capacity Brixton academy back to back.

Asake is no doubt a global artiste already.

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