Asake Biography, Age and Real Name of the Nigerian Musician

Asake (real name: Ahmed Ololade, born on 13th January 1995) is a 29 year-old Nigerian Afrobeat singer and songwriter who uses uptempo, Afro, and Amapiano-styled production.

Asake developed an early interest in music and began singing and performing at a young age. He started his career as a dancer and was excellent at doing it. He later transitioned to music and has been exceptional.

Asake’s Biography Summary

  • Full name: Ahmed Ololade
  • Nickname: Asake, Mr. Money
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 13th January 1995
  • Asake’s Age: 29 Years Old
  • Ethnicity: Yoruba
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Islam
  • Education: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Asake’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ololade
  • Asake’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Asake’s Height in Centimetres: 182 cm
  • Asake’s Net worth: Over $1.2 Million
  • Famous for: Mr. Money, Omo Ope
  • Asake’s Instagram: @Mr M$ney
  • Twitter: @asakemusik
  • Facebook: @Asakemusic

Who is Asake?

Asake is a Nigerian Afrobeat singer and songwriter. He often uses uptempo, Afro, and Amapiano-styled production. Some listeners have also described his style as close to Fuji due to his singing in Yoruba and the use of slang in his songs.

His songs have earned him both national and international recognition. The Mr. Money with the Vibe album by Asake set a new record for an African album’s largest opening day ever on Apple Music. The biggest three-day opening for an African album in Apple Music history was also broken by this album. It is the Nigerian artist’s highest-charting debut album on the US Billboard 200.


How Old is Asake?

Asake is 29 years old. He was born on 13th January 1995 to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ololade, in Lagos State, Nigeria. 

What is Asake’s Real Name and Full Name?

Ahmed Ololade is Asake’s real name. As mentioned earlier, Asake is his mother’s first name, and he decided to use as his stage name. This is a sign of love and respect for his mother.

Asake’s Father

Asake’s father is Mr. Ololade, and he is a businessman, while his mother, Mrs. Ololade, is a teacher. His parents are Muslims, and they brought Asake up in a religious way. There is not much about him because Asake has not revealed much about his parents.

Asake’s Family

Asake is from a Muslim family. Nothing is known about the kind of family he grew up in, how many siblings he has, or whether he is the only child of his parents. Asake has successfully kept his private life away from the public.

Where Is Asake From?

Ahmed Ololade Asake is a native of Lagos State, Nigeria. He was born and raised there. His environment greatly influenced his interest in music, and he was encouraged by his family and friends, who are supportive of his chosen career.

Asake’s Religion: Is He A Muslim?

Yes, Asake is a Muslim. He was born into a Muslim home and grew up to become one. Although he is a Muslim, he makes religious references from both Christianity and Islam. This explains the reason why most of his fans think he’s a Christian.

The Music Star is an Alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University

Asake had his early childhood education and secondary school education in Lagos State, Nigeria. For his university education, he studied Theatre and Performing Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He graduated with a degree.

Asake joins the league of Nigerian singers and celebrities who attended and completed their studies. Also, his course of study is relevant to the choice of career he has chosen for himself. He majored in dance as preparatory training for his singing career.

Asake Started His Career in Music in 2018

Having had an interest in music, the star majored in dance while studying Theater and Performing Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Around 2018, he started releasing music, fusing vibrant Afrobeat beats with his unique style of singing and quick freestyling.

He released “Lady” in 2020, which really established his career, after refining his sound through earlier singles like “Ayeeza” and “Kanipe.” The song’s popularity was increased thanks to endorsements from more seasoned tastemakers like Broda Shaggi and Tunde Ednut. He then released “Mr. Money,” which quickly became one of his signature songs. The songs “Don’t Hype Me” and “Yan Yan” from 2021 contributed to the expectation for Ololade Asake, his debut EP from 2022. The EP’s opening track, “Omo Ope,” which featured Nigerian artist Olamide, later became Asake’s biggest hit.

All of this led up to the singer’s debut album, Mr. Money with the Vibe, which was released in September 2022 and reached number 66 on the Billboard Pop chart. He followed the album with the Tiwa Savage collaboration “Loaded,” and the 2023 singles “Yoga” and “2:30.” His career has been on the rise since he joined the industry, and his fans are yearning for more.

Best of Asake’s Songs

Here’s a list of the best songs released by the singer so far.

  • Omo Ope
  • Mr. Money
  • Lady
  • Don’t Hype Me
  • Yan Yan
  • Ayeeza
  • Kanipe
  • Loaded
  • Yoga
  • 2:30
  • Sungba

List of Asake’s Albums

So far, Asake has released the following albums and EPs

  • Mr. Money with the Vibe
  • If Only You Knew (EP)
  • Ololade Asake (EP)

Who Signed Asake?

Olamide signed Asake to YBNL Nation after the release of his hit song, “Omo Ope.” Before then, Asake revealed in an interview that he had been texting Olamide since 2020, begging him to help sign him to his label. His texts were never replied to until he released Omo Ope in February 2022. Asake received a message from Olamide asking for them to meet. When they met, Olamide simply asked if he would like to join the YBNL Nation family, and he became a member.

Asake is also signed by Empire Distribution Company. He was signed on 18th July 2022. Empire Distribution Company is an American media distribution company. They were glad to welcome him to the family. Also, it was not a surprise as Olamide’s YBNL Nation was in a partnership deal with Empire Music in 2020.


For his five-year contribution to the music industry, Asake has received a number of nominations and awards. He won the award for the Best African Artist of the Year in the 2023 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. Other nominations he has received are Best Collabo of the Year, Street Music of the Year, and Popular Song of the Year, all in the 2020 City People Music Awards.


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