I abandoned dance because of my love for money – Singer, Asake

Popular Nigerian singer, Ahmed Ololade, better known as Asake has said he made the decision to dump dancing for music due to his love for money.

Asake stated this in a recent interview as he explained that he was uncertain if dancing would yield the financial success he desired.

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“The reason I left dance is for my love for money. I want to be very honest. Dance is something that I love. But I’m not sure dance can give me the kind of money I want.

“Even if you want to make it so gangster-like and there are so many people bumping, you still need to use the dancers. So, as they work together, I think for the love of money, I’d rather be singing,” he said.

When asked if he would pursue dancing if it brought significant success, the YBNL artiste responded: “No, I would join music and dance together so I will have more money.”

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CorrectNG recalls that Afrobeats singer, Abbey Toyyib Elias, known professionally as Skiibii revealed that Asake used to be his dancer.

He revealed that before Asake’s career skyrocketed, they used to go for shows together and the ‘Yoga’ crooner would be dancing while he sings.

Skiibii made this known while featuring as a guest on a recent episode of the Afrobeats podcast hosted by media personality, Adesope Olajide.

The ‘Sensima’ singer also revealed that he accommodated the ‘Amapiano’ crooner during the early days of his career.

According to him, many people do not know that Asake is a great dancer and that he was a theatre performer while studying at Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ife, Osun State.

He said; “I was discussing with someone the other day, he was saying ‘Asake just blew up now, he just entered the star mode.’

“Asake used to travel with me to shows. Asake used to stay with me, travel with me to shows and all that. When this guy blew like this, he just entered… I was like, una never see anything, the Asake wey me I know, una never see anything.

“Asake went to [Obafemi Awolowo University] Ife. He can dance. See, that year ehn, if I show you videos on my phone, Asake can dance when he is on stage. That time I just dropped ‘Sensima’ he dey follow me go everywhere na.”