Ahmed Ololade, known professionally as Asake, is a Nigerian Afrobeats singer and songwriter. He is signed to YBNL Nation and Empire Distribution. His stage name pays homage to his mother, whose first name is Asake.
Asake studied Dramatic Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. 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 broke out in the industry when he released the 2020 single “Lady”.
Olamide signed Asake to YBNL Records in February 2022. That same month he released his debut extended play, Ololade, which featured his breakthrough song “Omo Ope” featuring Olamide. A second single from the EP, “Sungba”, was remixed a month later with a verse from Nigerian artist Burna Boy. In July 2022, Asake signed a distribution deal with Empire.
Asake 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.