Singer Asake Opens Up To Him Answering Mother’s Name

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Popular award-winning singer, Ahmed Ololade, known by the stage name Asake, has opened up about why he is known with the name ‘Asake’ in a recent interview.

The singer explained that he chose to use his mother’s name as his stage identity.

Mr. Money mentioned during his interview on CNN that he adopted his mother’s name during his university days, but his friends promoted it.

He explained that besides loving his mom and being identified with her name, he loved the feeling of shock from the crowd whenever his name was mentioned.

He said: “My friends started using it to play with me, and they said, ‘Omo Asake, omo Asake, Asake came yesterday’ and you know students can be funny. So at the end of the day, they removed the ‘omo’ and started calling me Asake.

“So it’s so easy for me to adopt the name because when I’m introduced on stage, people expect a beautiful lady or a nice girl. I just like the feeling and the shock on their faces.

“Also, I love my mother and the fact that people call my mother’s name through me.”

[The Nation/SA]


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