Ahmed Ololade, professionally known as Asake, is a multi-talented Nigerian singer, songwriter, entertainer and performing artist with a unique approach to making music.
Asake, born in January 13, 1995 is from the South Western part of Nigeria and is Yoruba by Tribe. He was raised by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ololade in Lagos State…‘Read full article’
This article is all about the exciting details about Asake; his biography, real name, age, state of origin, education, career, songs, relationship and net worth.
Asake is a young multifaceted Nigerian musician, who broke out in the industry with the release of his 2020 single, ‘Lady’. He is known for jams such as ‘Sungba’, ‘Peace Be Unto You’, ‘Terminator’, ‘Organize’, ‘Joha’, and more.
He gained mainstream attention after being signed to YBNL Nation Records by the label boss, Olamide. Another song that increased his presence was Mr Money.
Asake was loved by millions of Afrobeats fans for his vocal prowess and catchy song phrases. The “Lady” crooner had to repost his freestyle from the likes of Sydney Talker, Tunde Ednut, NastyBlaq, Broda Shaggi and a countless number of others.
Ahmed Ololade a.k.a Mr Money or Asake as he is often called, studied Theatre and Performing Arts from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife Osun State.
As a highschool student, he performed at school events, thrilling his schoolmates and staff members with energetic cultural dances, spending his free hours practicing a dance to improve his skill. It was from dancing that he got the nickname, Asake.
Gifted with a unique voice, Asake often thrilled his close friends and classmates with originally composed songs and covers of popular songs. He was also a drummer and a member of his school’s music band.
On the side, he then decided to infuse singing, drumming and his dancing because he wanted to be a better entertainer.
Asake or Mr Money kicked off his career in high school as a singer, drummer and dancer who specialized in cultural dance. He was also a member of his high school’s musical band.
He started music professionally as a backup singer for popular Nigerian comedian and content creator, Broda Shaggi. In 2019, they teamed up on a masterpiece dubbed; ‘Star’ but gained recognition in 2022 after the release of Blaque Beats produced tune, ‘Lady’ which was reposted by Sydney Talker, Tunde Ednut, and Broda Shaggi.
Following the success and response to “Lady”, Asake released a new single “Mr Money” the same year, which earned him three nominations at City People Choice Award. He later released “Omo Ope”, which helped him gain Olamide’s attention.
In an interview, Asake disclosed that Olamide had listened to one of his songs, and later invited him to his house and asked if he would like to join the YBNL family. On February 8, 2022, Asake was unveiled as the latest signee of Olamide’s YBNL Nation and did a remix of the song,’Omo Pe’.
In 2022, Asake dropped another tune named; ‘Mr. Money’ which also gained massive attention hence bagging him a remix with Zlatan and Peruzzi. The song earned him the nickname, ‘Mr Money’.
Asake also released two successful projects, including “Ololade Asake EP” and his debut album “Mr. Money With The Vibes. He had also received two nominations, including the title of “Most Popular Song of the Year”.
Due to his unique voice, he has also featured in Broda Shaggi song “Star” and DJ Exclusive “Gegeti”. In February 2022, Asake released his self-titled EP “ Ololade Asake”, which became a huge success as it reached number 1 on Apple Top Album Music, earning him his first number one.
Shortly after the release of his EP, Asake recorded the remix of Sungba with Grammy Award winning artist Burna Boy and the song went on to top the charts for weeks in different music streaming platforms. It also became one of the biggest remix single of 2022.
Following the success of Sungba remix, Asake released “Palazzo” , a collaboration with DJ Spinall. The song also became a hit! On 13 of May 2022, Asake released another single “Peace Be Unto You” which became a hit! Earning him more than 5 hit songs since signing to YBNL.
Asake resides in a well-furnished apartment building in Lekki, Lagos, and has exotic rides to his name. When he is not performing or creating music, Asake spends a good part of his day playing tennis, football, snooker games and also listening to songs by other artists.
The singer is not in any relationship known to the public as he keeps his personal life private. He is officially single and loves being happy always, which helps him create good music. He also likes to travel to new places and network with new people.
Mr Money is still very much single, he has no wife or girlfriend nor spouse.
Here is a list of songs and projects released by Asake since his musical career.
- Palazzo (featured by DJ Spinall)
- Peace Be Unto You (PBUY)
- Mr. Money With The Vibe
- Mr Money
- Gbale Lo
- Bandana (featured by Fire Boy)
- Baba God
- African Something
- Sungba Ft. Burna Boy
- Omo Ope Remix (featuring Olamide)
- Reason (feat. Russ)
Awards and Nominations
Asake since he gained mainstream attention has earned a number of nominations and awards within the short time of his music career.
Here is a list of awards and nominations;
- The City People Music Award for Best Collabo of the Year 2020
- The City People Music Award for Popular Song of the Year 2020
- City People Music Awards for Street Music of the Year 2020 Nomination
Asake or Mr Money has become a familiar face in leading shows and events across the country. He has also earned a lot of money from performance gigs and the royalties generated by his songs.
Asake‘s net worth is estimated to be US$200,000 to US$500,000.
The versatile Nigerian singer is a mansion (house) owner and owns a fleet of cars, including Benz and Range Rovers.
The multi-talented music superstar, Asake has built a large fanbase in a short while. He has over 2M followers on Instagram and over 850k followers on Twitter.
- Instagram: @AsakeMusic
- Twitter: @AsakeMusic
- TikTok: @AsakeMusic
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