Asake Biography And Net Worth

Ahmed Ololade popularly known by his stage name as Asake is a famous Nigerian singer, songwriter, recording artist and rapper. He was born on 13th January 1995 in Lagos state in the south western part of Nigeria. He is currently 29 years old. He is very gifted, skillful, creative and talented. Asake completed both his primary and secondary school education in Lagos state and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.

He is currently signed to YBNL Nation and Empire Distribution. His state name Asake is his mother’s name. In September 2022, his debut album “Mr. Money With The Vibe” was released, breaking the record for the biggest opening day for an African album on Apple Music at the time. The album debuted at number 66 on the Billboard 200 chart and recorded the highest charting Nigerian debut album in the history of the chart. His sophomore album Work of Art was released in June 2023, becoming his second album to debut at number 66 on the Billboard 200.

In 2020, Asake won Break Out Artist of the Year at the 2022 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated as the Best African Music Act at the 22 MOBO Awards, which marked his first international award nomination. In addition to that, he received Best New International Act nomination at the 2023 BET Awards, the same year he was listed number 5 on the Rolling Stone Music’s Future 25.

Asake walked home with a brand new car after winning the highly coveted Next Rated category at the 2023 Headies Awards which was held on September 4, 2023. In November 2023, Asake received his first nomination at the 66 Annual Grammy Awards for Amapiano featuring Olamide. In January 2024, Asake was nominated for the 55th NAACP Awards for his song “Amapiano”.

Asake studied Theatre and Dramatic Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University. He began releasing music in 2017, and his career took off in 2022 with the hit single “Mr. Money”, followed by a remix with Zlatan and Peruzzi. In February 2022, fellow Nigerian artist Olamide signed Asake to his YBNL Records imprint. That same month, he released his debut extended play, Ololade, which featured his breakthrough song “Omo Ope”, featuring Olamide, and the single “Sungba”. In July 2022, Asake signed a distribution deal with Empire.

Asake released his debut studio album, Mr. Money With The Vibe on September 8, 2022 and supported by the hit singles Terminator, Peace Be Unto You, and a remix of Sungba with Burna Boy. The album was well-received by fans in his home country of Nigeria, as well as across the world, and broke several records globally. The album debuted at number 66 on the Billboard 200.

In December 2022, Asake was crowned “artiste of the year” by Audiomack after his debut studio album Mr. Money with the Vibes amassed over 330 million streams, and was subsequently announced alongside Kizz Daniel, Snazzy the Optimist and 1ucidas as one of the most streamed and top trending artists in February 2023 by the platform, after releasing the single “Yoga” in January 2023 which ventured into sega, this was followed by the track “2:30” in April, and “Amapiano” with Olamide in May.

His second studio album Work of Art was announced shortly after the release of “Amapiano”. In April 2023, Asake appeared on Good Morning America to discuss his music. Asake released his second studio album, Work of Art, on June 16, 2023. The album debuted at number 66 on the Billboard 200 with 13,000 units sold during its debut week. The album also reached number 20 on the “UK Albums Chart” and number 59 on the “Irisj Recorded Music Associate”.

Asake often uses uptempo Afro and Amapiano-styled production. Some listeners have also described his style as similar to fuji because of his singing in Yoruba and use of slang in his songs. Asake is noted for the use of backing vocals in his music.

In August 2023, Asake joined Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy as the only Nigerian artists to have sold out the O2 Arena in London, during which he made an epic entrance in a helicopter. In February 2024, he made an appearance and performed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert during the episode that aired on the first of the month. Asake currently has an estimated net worth of $6 million making him one of the richest and most influential musicians in Nigeria.

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