How I Got My Stage Name – Asake

Award-winning singer, Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, has disclosed how he got the inspiration of using the stage name 'Asake'.

How I Got My Stage Name – Asake-TSZ Naija
How I Got My Stage Name – Asake

Award-winning singer, Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, has disclosed how he got the inspiration of using the stage name ‘Asake’.

The YBNL signee’s stage name is generally considered feminine which has led many social media users to question why he chose it.

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In a recent interview, he explained he chose to use his mother’s name as his stage identity.

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.

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“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.”

 

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