Asake Biography, School, Wikipedia, State of origin, Net worth

Asake is a fast rising Nigerian artiste whose stage name is drawn from his mother’s name. His age, achievements, real name and career journey are certain things people wish to unravel which will be made possible in this detailed article about him.

Real name

It is common for most artiste to adopt a stage name which can sometimes be different or far from their names. For most artistes, their stage names may not even be connected to their real names. Their fans identify them with the stage names and call them the stage name without minding what they are actually called in given name(s). However, knowing the real name of a popular artiste like Asake is worth it as fans get to know more about their favourite artiste. Researchers too inquire to know for general knowledge or proper reference.

His real name is Ahmed Ololade but professionally known as Asake which is originally his mother’s name.

Other names

Ahmed Ololade is his given name by his parents while he took up his mother’s name “Asake” as his stage name. He has another popular name called “Mr. Money” but Asake remain the dominated stage name his fans widely calls him. In his verified instagram page he answers Mr. Money there to make a case about the name added to his stage name Asake. He sometimes combines the names like Asake Mr. Money with the vibe.


He celebrated his 28th birthday on 13th January 2023.

Early life

Asake was born on 13th January 1995 in Lagos State Nigeria to the family of Mr. Ololade and Mrs. Asake Ololade. Every citizens of Nigeria has state of origin and for Asake, he is from Lagos State, South West Nigeria. He is a talented artiste that has a different approach to music even as a child and it prepared him ahead for his music career as an adult set to hustle in the city of Lagos where hard work is always rewarded especially for those in entertainment industry like him.


He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife Osun State Nigeria where he studied dramatic Arts.


He is a songwriter and singer by profession.


His background in dramatic arts helped him to develop his talent further until he finally took the bull by the horn and released his first music in 2018. Before Olamide signed him in YBNL in 2022, he already made a mark in music industry which prompted Olamide to single him out as an asset worthy to join his record label.

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As at the year 2020, he released a single that fit into his other name “Mr. Money” and also did a remix with Zlatan Ibile and Peruzzi. As a singer that already mastered his skills he released a debut “Ololade” within one month that Olamide signed him up in YBNL and one of the songs “Omo Ope” in the debut became his breakthrough song because of Olamide contribution in the feature which perfected it.

He also released a single titled “Sungba “the same year which became a hit song too. Olamide signed him in February 2022 and his fast success in the music industry attracted another partnership within six months. He bagged a distribution deal with Empire in July 2022 for higher visibility and popularity of his brand name.

He sings in his native language Yoruba in admiration of his fans who sings his songs whether they know the meaning or not as the lyrics comes with a vibe. His album “work of Art” came after he released “amapiano” so he almost releases songs back to back because of his talent as an artiste that writes songs and sings as well.

Social Media

Asake just like every other artiste knows the power of social media and he leveraged on it to build, solidify and take his talent far in ways that impresses his fans or supporters. In his verified Instagram page with handle “asakemusic” he has above three million followers. He uses his Instagram page to keep his fans updated and entertains his fans who knows ahead whenever he is releasing a new song or when there is recent development on his career journey in music industry.


His partnership with those that matters in the music industry has helped in positioning him for global music tour. He started in Lagos cities and became a global brand.

The headies award

In July 2023, he used his verified Instagram page to appreciate the headies for nominating him and his songs in different categories like Next rated, best male artist, song of the year, album of the year, best collaboration, best street Hop artist, headies viewer’s choice and digital artiste of the year.

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Songcity MVP Award

Songcity awarded him the male MVP during the award ceremony held at Eko convention centre, Lagos in February 2023.

Audiomack crown

Audiomack crowned him the artiste of the year 2022 after noting down how his album “Mr. Money with the vibe” crossed three hundred million streams and counting none stop.

Vodafone Award

In May 2023, Vodafone Ghana music award conferred him the best African artist which came with jubilation for him and his fans as well.

All Africa Music Awards

He was nominated and won break out artist of the year during All Africa Music Award held in the year 2022.

First International Award nomination

Before his headies nomination in 2023, he was once nominated in 2022 for MOBO Awards as the best African Music act. Before he was listed as number five on the rolling stone music’s future 25, he received best new international act nomination during the 2023 Bet Awards.

Team Spirit

Asake has skill of been a good team player which has enabled him to collaborate with several artists including those that would have taken him long to reach their level before they can agree to feature in his songs. His collaboration capacity is not far from the pillar behind his nomination in one of the headies category for best collaboration.

Asake has made audio songs and also video of some of his songs which TG Omori directed most of them in 2022. Jyde Ajala Joshua valle and Edgar Esteves directed his two videos of 2023 which are amapaino featuring Olamide and his other song now a video “basquiat”.

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