Ahmed Ololade, professionally known as Asake, is a Nigerian Afrobeats and Amapiano singer and songwriter. Asake is signed to Olamide’s YBNL Nation and Empire Distribution. The singer’s stage name pays homage to his mother, whose first name is Asake. He first broke into the scene with the hit “Lady,” released in 2020. He has since gained more hits, including “Sungba,” “Omo Ope,” “Palazzo,” and more. He is renowned for his melodic hooks and stacked vocals which has become his signature style.
Early Life & Career;
Asake studied Theatre and Performing Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Inspired by Africa and Nigeria’s most prominent musicians, including Wizkid, Olamide, Davido, and more, Asake began making music professionally in 2015. His music fuses elements of Hip Hop, RnB, Amapiano, Afrobeats, and Fuji into one.
He started as a backup singer on Nigerian comedian and singer Broda Shaggi’s band. He collaborated with Shaggi on the song “Star” in 2019. The song was a mild success. Next, he released “Lady,” and it became a more successful release. The song also went viral on social media. He later released “Mr. Money,” which earned him the nickname. He later released “Omo Ope,” which helped him gain Olamide’s attention. Asake has released two successful projects, including “Ololade Asake EP” and his debut album “Mr. Money With The Vibe.”