The rave of the moment Ahmed Ololade Asake has revealed how he got the his stage name ‘Asake’ which has now stuck to him.
The artiste whose songs now top almost every music app said that his mom originally bears the name.
He added that his mom was a popular school teacher back then known as Mrs Asake and he was known as her son.
Asake made this revelation while featuring on a radio programme Beat FM, Lagos.
The Terminator crooner explained further said that he started out as a dancer, saying he was always invited to dance at one show or the other because he was very good at it.
Continuing, he said that one day they were invited for a dance competition and when it was time to invite him on stage someone who knew his mom said ” Oya come o Asake it’s your turn” the person literarily called him with his mother’s name.
The singer said he liked the name and decided to retain it as a means to continue to honour the mother because of his love for her.
However, Asake noted that the mother didn’t intially support his music career but later changed her mind because she found out that he was good at it.
Asake studied Theatre & Performing Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state. Although he had been releasing music since 2018, his musical career progressed further in 2020 when he released the single “Mr. Money”. A remix with Zlatan and Peruzzi followed. He continued to release more singles including “Medusa” and “Yan Yan” before he was signed by YBNL in February 2022