I couldn’t get job in Nigeria because of my tattoo – Asake

Grammy nominated Nigerian singer, Asake, has said that it is difficult for people who have tattoos on their body to get a job in Nigeria.

Asake stated this in an article on the latest issue of GQ magazine, where he recalled that because of his neck tattoo he couldn’t work for any company or do business owing to the stereotypes.

The artiste said; “In Nigeria, if you have a tattoo on your neck, you can’t work anywhere. I can’t work for any company. I can’t sell anything.”

Speaking about his sudden rise to stardom, Asake noted that his success in the Nigerian music industry was not an “overnight success” as many some may believe.

According to the ‘Yoga’ crooner, he had been working for years to attain success and he was only able to get to his destination within the past two years.

He said; “You have to understand: I got there in two years, but I’ve been working for years. People are counting the days you’re successful. They don’t count the days you’ve been working towards it. Nobody gives a fvck about that”.

Meanwhile, in another news…

Budding Nigerian singer, Ahmed Ololade, known professionally as Asake earlier revealed that he begged YBNL boss, Olamide for about two years before he agreed to sign him.

The ‘Peace Be Unto You’ crooner said Olamide invited him to his house on a random day and asked him whether he would like to join his record label, and he accepted without hesitation.

The Afrobeats sensation said the indigenous rapper told him to get a lawyer and study the terms of the contract, but he was too excited and signed immediately.

Asake made the revelation in an exclusive interview as he revealed that he had been begging since 2020. The sensational musician eventually joined the YBNL family in 2022.

He said; “Before he [Olamide] signed me, I’ve been begging Baddo [Olamide] since 2020 to sign me. One day, I got to his house, then he asked me… This part burst my head. This is how he signed me. He said, ‘How are you, Asake?’ I said I’m fine. And he asked me, ‘Would you like to join YBNL?’

“You don’t understand, for somebody you look up to, somebody you respect, somebody you’ve been longing to see, to ask you that question. I told him that I’m ready. He said, ‘Go and think about it. Go and look for a lawyer.’ I said, ‘Baba, sign me now now now. I don’t want any lawyer. Because I love the [YBNL] family so much even from afar.”