Ahmed Ololade Asake, who is professionally known as Asake is a Nigerian Musician and songwriter who was born in the late 1990s in Lagos State, Nigeria.
He discovered his musical talent at a tender age, which made him start releasing freestyles as a way of entertaining people online in his early days. Asake also popularly known as “Mr Money” is now one of the promising rising stars in the Nigerian music industry with his single “Omo Ope” recently topping the Nigerian Apple music.
Some people said that his style of singing is similar to that of Zinoleesky, Barry Jhay, Bella Shmurda but his voice is more tender and deeper. He is one of the few upcoming artistes that has the potential to be the top star in the Nigerian music industry, which is not surprising to many fans of his due to his amazing voice and delivery of choice words using Yoruba that resonates with different fans regardless of cultural background.
Asake started performing at a tender age and released several freestyles online which made him gain popularity among his audience, who enjoyed listening to his songs until he gained more visibility with the help of some Nigerian Influencers like Tunde Ednut, Broda Shaggi, Sydney Talker and a lot more who have been helping him to gain more exposure.
He is a dedicated musician who uses the name Asake as his stage name since he rose to fame as a rising star. Asake was born and raised in Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria by parents who hails from the Yoruba tribe in the western region of the country. He is a Nigerian by nationality with Islamic background, although he has not spoken much about his faith but from his lyrics you can almost decipher that he kind of believes in God, although he has not been very specific about his faith.
He spent most of the early education days in the south western part of the country and later went ahead to study Theater & Performing arts at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University at Ile Ife, Osun State. He later on relocated to Lagos State to pursue his career in music.
Asake is currently in his late age of 20, making him one of the young and fast rising stars in the Nigerian music industry.
He started performing at a tender age and released several freestyles online. It was the freestyle performance that built his personal brand online using different social media sites like YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook among others. However, it was in 2020, that he began to attract the public attention with the help of some Nigerian celebrities and social media influencers like Tunde Ednut, Broda Shaggi, Sydney Talker and a lot more who have been helping him to gain more exposure and significantly grew his fan base across multiple platforms.
It was one of his freestyles titled “Lady” that brought him to limelight and that song was produced by Blaque Beats, which was released in 2020, which went viral due to the posting of several celebrities, top personalities in the country.
It was said that in the journey of his career, he also veered into dancing and performed as a dancer on several occasions, but he never took it seriously as a career. However, his deep passion for music made him resolute to fully concentrate on becoming a musician. He released his first single “Mr Money” in 2020 which further repositioned him on track as one of the promising artistes in the Nigerian music industry.H e later went on to release more songs including “Omo Ope” featuring Olamide that went viral and topped the Nigerian Apple Music chart as No. 1 song in the month of February, 2022. Just because of his resilient spirit and persistence, he also earned three nominations in different categories for the City People Music Awards in 2020 and he clinched two awards out of the three with one having the title of the Most Popular Song of the Year.
Asake’s sixth single topped the Apple music charts as No 1 in Nigeria two weeks back almost the same time , he was signed into the YBNL record label. All these achievements he has been able to achieve in a short period of time is quite mind blowing and the main reason he has been tipped to become the next top star in the Nigerian music industry.
It’s also reported that the duo Asake and Olamide are working on the video of his hit song “Omo Ope” as of February 2022. Asake out of excitement has also shared the visuals of the video on social media.
He says he’s been working so hard on his musical career and rapping since high school, but it was not until his mid-20s that people started genuinely noticing him. From being spotted as an upcoming artiste, Asake is now topping the Music Charts and that has significantly impacted his valuation. Currently, he has an estimated net worth of about $35,000, even though he is still in his early stage of the career with the traction that the fast rising artist is getting in the music industry, we can say that his net worth will advance as he gains more attention and get to work on collaborating with other artists.
Asake is said to be single, but there has been no information given on his relationship status but it is safe to say that he might be seeing somebody, but he hasn’t given any hint to the public. He is currently living life with his family in Lagos and is still enjoying the flow of his career.
Asake has released several songs in the past years since he started gaining popularity and some are below:
- Mr Money
- Omo Ope (ft Olamide)
- African something
- Gbale Lo
Asake signed a record deal with YBNL Nation in early February, 2022 and that made him part of the team owned by Olamide Baddo.