Asake (born 13 January 1995) is a musician and songwriter from Nigeria who first gained notoriety in 2022 after being signed by YBNL. He had been producing music for four years at this point but is now regarded as one of the new kings of Afrobeats because he now controls the vibes and rules the rhythm as “Mr. Money with the Vibes.” “Bandana,” “Joha,” “Palazzo,” “Sungba,” and “Peace Be Unto You” are only a few of his well-known songs.
Asake’s Profile Summary
- Full Name: Ahmed Ololade
- Nicknames: Asake, Omo Ope, Mr. Money
- Date Of Birth: 13 January 1995
- Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
- State of Origin: Lagos State
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Tribe: Yoruba
- Education: Obafemi Awolowo University (Theatre and Performing Arts)
- Record Label: YBNL, Empire
- Genre: Hip Hop, Afrobeats, AfroPop, Nigerian Street Music
- Net Worth: $1.2 million (504,395,995 million naira)
- Occupation: Artiste
- Relationship Status: Nil
What is the Real Name of Asake?
Officially, Asake is known as Ahmed Ololade. His stage name was derived from his given name, Ololademi Asake, which is thought to be the name of his mother. Asake is a tribute to his mother in the name.
On January 13, Asake was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ololade in Lagos State. He was raised in the state of Lagos. Although nothing is known about his family, it is assumed that they are well off and are pleased with their son for effectively combining the sounds of Afro-fusion, fuji, and amapiano to produce music fit for an anthem.
Where is Asake From?
Born in Lagos State, Asake is a man from the west of Nigeria. He spent the majority of his life in Lagos but then relocated to Ile Ife, where he attended college to study theater and performing arts.
His music career began during his time at university because most eager artists and musicians took use of the platforms and supportive environment provided by their educational institutions to share and establish the foundation of their work. Additionally, rumors circulated that he was a gifted dancer in his school years.
Asake is Signed to Olamide’s YBNL Record Label
Asake started with his first hit in 2020, the song was titled, Mr. Money. This was before he made another hit with the song “Lad,” released by Blaquebeats and publicized by Broda Shaggi, Tunde Ednut, and a few others. Asake was somewhere in the industry before Olamide signed him to be part of the YBNL record label in February 2022. Not long after that, he released the most popular label, Ololade. This led to a huge success with more reverence to his breaking song, where he featured Olamide, “Omo Ope.” This was just the beginning of Asake’s success.
He released a second track off his debut EP under the YBNL record label in February, an extension of his three-track EP (Ololade). A month after the release, he made released a remix of Sungba with Burna Boy. On July 18, 2022, Asake hits another record label deal with Empire. The Empire record label is an American music record label and distribution company. It is believed that both record labels Asake belongs to are in a partnership deal with each other. He now works as an Empire label member with the likes of Fireboy DML, Youngdolph, MO3, Drakeo the ruler, etc.
Some of the artists signed in the Empire are also signed with the YBNL record Label. The record label, which is officially known as Yahoo Boy no Laptop, was created by Olamide in 2012. He now has artists like Fireboy DML, Adekunle Gold, etc, as members. This year seems to be Asake’s ruling year through his back-to-back riveting releases.
Asake had exposure to be a backup singer for Broda Shaggy in his skits, which led to his release of “star” with the popular skit maker in 2019. He is also in a good relationship with TG Omori, who is always the director of his music videos.
In 2020, he released another song titled “Lady” and “Mr. Money.” In 2022, he released the following songs:
- Omo ope (2022)
- Terminator (2022)
- Bandana (2022)
- Sungba (2022)
- Organize (2022)
- Palazzo (2022)
- Trabaye (2022)
- Dull (2022)
- Dupe (2022)
- Joha (2022)
- Nzaza (2022)
- Ototo (2022)
Asake Has Won a Few Awards
Asake’s fame has not come unnoticed or unappreciated. He has received some reputable awards, which is an encouragement to his efforts in the music industry. In 2020, he won two City People Awards in the following categories – Best Collab for “Mon Cheri” and Popular Song of the Year.
He was also hotly nominated for this same award under the Street music of the year category. Somewhat close to his great feat, he had a breathtaking performance at the September 2022 Headies award. It is hoped that in the next Headies award, he will climb the stage once more for an award.
Asake was also announced to be a brand ambassador with a cryptocurrency platform, Roqqu, on October 21, 2022.
The Artist is Available on Social Media
Asake makes good use of social media to establish his visibility and presence. He also communicates with his fans through it. He goes by @asakemusic on his social media accounts.