Ahmed Ololade, famously known as Asake, is a Nigerian Afrobeats and Amapiano singer and songwriter. Asake is signed to legendary Nigerian singer and rapper Olamide’s YBNL Nation and Empire Distribution. Asake’s stage name pays homage to his mother, whose first name is Asake. He first broke into the scene with the hit single “Lady,” released in 2020. He has since released more hits, including “Sungba,” “Sungba Remix,” featuring Burna Boy, “Peace Be Unto You,” “Omo Ope,” “Palazzo,” and more.
|Full Name/Stage Name||Ahmed Ololade/Asake, Mr. Money, Omo Ope|
|Occupation||Nigerian Afrobeats singer and songwriter|
|Music Style||Uptempo Afro and Amapiano-styled production.|
|Net Worth||$1.2 Million|
Early Life and Education of Asake
Ahmed Ololade known professionally as Asake was born on 13 January 1995. He is a Nigerian Afrobeats singer and songwriter. Asake’s parents are Muslims who religiously raised their son. Asake was raised by his parents. Ahmed Ololade’s mother is a teacher. Her name is Asake. He goes by the name “Asake” in homage to his mother. He has been said to be very close to her. According to reports, he got the nickname in secondary school due to his dance talent, which he used to wow his classmates. It stuck after a while.
He is a Yoruba man, one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria. Asake is one of the 21 percent Yoruba people in the country. He is also a proud Yoruba who showcases his language in his music. Some claim that non-Yoruba indigenes have been forced to learn the language due to Asake’s music. His music blends a mixture of the popular Nigerian pidgin and his local Yoruba language.
Ololade studied Theatre and Performing Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He began making music professionally in 2015, fusing elements of Hip Hop, RnB, Amapiano, Afrobeats, and Fuji to form his sound. He started as a backup singer on Nigerian comedian and Broda Shaggi’s band. They collaborated on the song “Star” in 2019. His first single, “Lady,” became a success. The song went viral on social media. He released “Mr. Money,” which earned him the nickname. Following the release of “Omo Ope,” he gained Olamide’s attention. He has since signed to Olamide’s YBNL Nation and Empire Distribution and dropped two hugely successful projects, “Ololade Asake EP” and his debut album “Mr. Money with the Vibe.”
Career Life of Asake
Asake studied Theatre and Performing Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. Although he had been releasing music since 2018, his musical career progressed further in 2020 when he released the single “Mr. Money”. A remix with Zlatan and Peruzzi followed. He broke out in the industry when he released the 2020 single “Lady”. Olamide signed Asake to YBNL Records in February 2022. That same month he his debut extended play, Ololade, which featured his breakthrough song “Omo Ope” featuring Olamide. A second single from the EP, “Sungba”, was remixed a month later with a verse from Nigerian artist Burna Boy. In July 2022, Asake signed a distribution deal with Empire.
Asake released his debut studio album Mr. Money with the Vibe on 8 September 8, 2022, seven months after the release of his debut EP. The album was supported by the hit singles, “Terminator”, “Peace Be Unto You” and the “Sungba” remix with Burna Boy. The album received high praise from fans in his home country of Nigeria, as well as across the world and went on to break several records globally. In 2022 Asake began his world tour, selling out the O2 Academy Brixton in London.
Several people were critically injured during a crowd crush on the final date of the tour at Brixton Academy in Brixton, London. Two people – 33-year-old concertgoer Rebecca Ikumelo and 23-year-old security guard Gaby Hutchinson – later died of their injuries. Asake often uses uptempo Afro and Amapiano-styled production.
Who Is Asake’s Girlfriend?
While Asake may be the most talked-about musician in Africa and the hottest right now, he seems to keep his romantic relationships away from the public eye. He is yet to unveil anyone as his woman. He has never shared stories about a past flame or someone he may have a crush on. He has kept everything strictly about the music.
Asake Net Worth
Asake is estimated to be worth over $1.2 Million USD. He is among the few singers that get to achieve fame and success after the 2020 pandemic Introduction, and he earns his money from his musical career.
Asake is also one of Africa’s most booked musicians, appearing in the lineup for popular festivals and music events at home and abroad. Asake has also amassed over a billion career streams across all credits. The royalties from his music will heap into a fortune. He sold out the O2 Academy Brixton three times. Asake is the first brand ambassador for Pari Match in Nigeria. There is no doubt that he has so much money in the bank.
While Asake is known to be cryptic with the things he shares, seldom sharing videos or photos of his personal life or belongings, he once shared an image of his car. While announcing his new house on social media, he was spotted standing next to a white Range Rover. The car was packed just in front of the house, proving that it also belonged to him.
Ololade’s meteoric rise to fame came with many blessings. He announced on social media on August 18, 2022, that he had bought his first house. Asake shared a photo of himself standing next to his new home captioned with an excerpt from his label mate Fireboy DML’s song “Glory” lyrics, “went from hustling for free bed space to investing in real estate.” Several Nigerian media outlets reported that the “Loaded” star bought the home in the prestigious Lekki area in Lagos, Nigeria. Lekki is a well-known residential area for influential Nigerian celebrities.
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