Asake is the Audiomack Artist of the Year 2022.
Known by a feminine Yoruba name, “Asake” is not the given name of Nigeria’s latest musical revelation—but the name of his mother. “Ololade mi Asake” (Asake my beloved), is, as a result, both a wholesome preamble to the pack of hit songs delivered by Ahmed Ololade in 2022 and his calling card on a track. Newly minted as a signee to legendary Nigerian rapper Olamide’s YBNL label in January, the celebratory “Omo Ope,” featuring Olamide himself, introduced Asake’s spirited persona to listeners.
Information reaveals that the achievement comes in the wake of Asake’s success with his LP Mr. Money With The Vibe album.The album became the highest-charting debut offering by a Nigerian artist ever on Audiomack and it boasts over 330 million streams on the platform.
“This year, Asake redefined what it means to be a breakout artist,” Audiomack said.
MusicInAfrica reports that a few months ago, Asake secured a brand ambassador deal for sports entertainment company Parimatch, and joined Boomplay’s Golden Club after surpassing 100m streams on the music streaming portal. Rival DSP Spotify has also adjudged him as one of the most streamed artists in sub-Saharan Africa in 2022.
The blend of various genres has seen the Nigerian muso featured in multiple hits that have maintained a presence on the charts and these include ‘Omo Ope’, ‘Sungba’, ‘Peace Be Unto You (PBUY)’,’Organise’ and ‘Joha’.