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For those of us who didn’t know Asake before tonight, he is the latest chart-topping Afrofusion musician from Nigeria. We can forgive you if you didn’t know Asake before now, please read on to close the gap in your knowledge.

Asake, whose real name is Ahmed Ololade, is a prominent Nigerian singer, songwriter, and recording artist known for his distinctive blend of Afrobeat, Fuji music, and Amapiano. Born on January 13, 1995, in Lagos, Nigeria, Asake grew up immersed in the rich musical culture of his homeland, which has significantly influenced his sound and style.

Asake’s rise to fame began when he signed with YBNL Nation, a record label founded by the acclaimed Nigerian rapper Olamide. His breakout came with the release of “Omo Ope,” a collaboration with Olamide, which quickly became a hit due to its catchy melody and vibrant rhythm. This success was followed by several other hits, such as “Sungba,” which further showcased his ability to fuse traditional Nigerian sounds with contemporary beats.

His debut album, “Mr. Money with the Vibe,” released in 2022, received critical acclaim and solidified his position in the music industry. The album is notable for its energetic tracks and the seamless integration of various musical genres, reflecting Asake’s versatility as an artist. His music often features narratives that resonate with everyday life in Nigeria, combined with his charismatic vocals and dynamic production.

Asake’s influence extends beyond music; he’s known for his unique fashion sense that blends traditional African elements with modern streetwear, making him a style icon for many of his fans. His energetic performances and the palpable passion he brings to his live shows have made him a beloved figure in the global music scene, contributing to the growing international appeal of Afrobeat music.

As of 2024, Asake continues to be a significant force in the music industry, with a growing fan base and increasing international recognition. His work not only entertains but also provides a vibrant snapshot of contemporary African culture, making him one of the most exciting artists to watch in today’s global music landscape.

Currently on tour, he played in Edmonton, April 2oth.

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