Ahmed Ololade (born January 13, 1995) is a famous Nigerian musician who is known professionally as Asake. He is a singer and songwriter loved by millions of Afrobeats fans for his vocal prowess and catchy song phrases.
He broke out in the industry when he dropped the 2020 single, Lady. He rose to stardom after being signed to YBNL Records by the label boss, Olamide. Another song that increased his presence was Mr Money.
He released his debut EP, Ololade Asake, which was a commercial success internationally. He is one of the shining stars in the Street Pop and Afrofusion music scenes.
Ahmed Ololade Asake known professionally as Asake Music is a fast-rising Nigerian singer and songwriter born in southwestern, Nigeria.
He hit the limelight with the release of his viral single, Lady which received massive responses from several online media and top celebrities. The Nigerian born Lady crooner had to repost his freestyle from the likes of Sydney Talker, Tunde Ednut, NastyBlaq, Broda Shaggi and a countless number of others.
|WIKI FACTS & ABOUT DATA|
|Full Name:||Ahmed Ololade Asake|
|Stage Name:||Asake, Mr Money|
|Born:||13 January 1995 (age 27 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Lagos,Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Lagos, State|
|Parents:||Mr. and Mrs. Ololade|
|Wife • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Singer • Songwriter|
Early Life & Education
Asake was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Ololade on the 13th of January in 1995. Days after he was born into the world, his parents organized a naming ceremony to celebrate his birth. He was given the name Ahmed Ololade.
He hails from the South West region of Nigeria and belongs to the Yoruba ethnic group. He was born and raised in the city of Lagos with his family. He comes from a Muslim household and was presented with the same faith. Growing up, his father worked as an entrepreneur while his mother was a teacher.
Asake began his journey into the artistic field as a dancer. As a young boy, he loved to dance and was very good at it. He specialized in cultural dance, spending his free hours practicing a dance to improve his skill. As a high school student, he performed at school events, thrilling his schoolmates and staff members with energetic cultural dances. It was from dancing that he got the nickname, Asake.
Although Asake loved dancing, he also had a soft spot for music. Gifted with a sonorous voice, he often thrilled his close friends and classmates with originally composed songs and covers of popular songs.
He decided to infuse singing with his dancing because he wanted to be a better entertainer. On the side, he was also a drummer and a member of his school’s music band.
Singer, Asake was born in the late 1990s to Yoruba tribe parents. He hails from the southwestern part of Nigeria.
The talented singer was brought up in Lagos State, where he had most of his childhood experience. Asake is in his 20s and still very much fresh in the Nigerian music scene.
He studied Theater & Performing arts at the esteemed Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, where he had his degree.
Asake started his music career at a very tender age, he was always seen releasing series of freestyles across all his social media platforms.
Asake decided to start making music professionally in 2015. Inspired by the success of music stars like Olamide, Davido, Wizkid, 9ice, and Wande Coal, he joined the Afrobeats music space, focusing on Afrofusion songs. He fuses Hip Hop, Amapiano, R&B, and Fuji sound to create music that would stand out from other artists.
He started as a backup singer for Broda Shaggi‘s band, performing at shows and events across the country. He collaborated with Broda Shaggi to release the single Star in 2019. The song did pretty well in the market and helped more music fans to learn of his talent. Encouraged by this win, he released the single Lady in January 2020. The song went viral on social media because different influencers reposted the single on their pages and content creators used it as background music in their videos.
The success of Lady paved the way for Asake to drop the hit song, Mr Money, which was one of the trending singles of 2020. The song earned him a second nickname: Mr. Money.
In 2022, Asake dropped the single Omo Ope. The song went viral on the internet. And this time around, it got to the ears of rapper and music executive, Olamide. The older artist fell in love with the song and decided to record his verse to the single. Shortly after, Olamide invited Asake for a meeting and offered to sign him to the YBNL record label. Asake took the offer and joined the YBNL family. He was unveiled YBNL‘s latest signee on the 8th of February 2022.
Thereafter, Asake released his debut EP, Ololade Asake. The music project is home to four hit tracks – Omo Ope, Sungba, Trabaye, and Baba God. He performed Baba God at a live session organized by Glitch Africa in February 2022.
He collaborated with Grammy Award winner Burna Boy to record the remix of Sungba. The song was released on the 28th of March 200 and has topped music charts for several weeks.
He appeared as a featured artist on DJ Spinall‘s song, Palazzo. The song was released on the 13th of May 2022. The visuals of the single were shot and directed by TG Omori.
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