Why I chose to use my mother’s name – Asake

Budding Afrobeats singer, Ahmed Ololade, popularly addressed as Asake, has revealed why he is using his mother’s name as his stage name.

The ‘Joha’ crooner said he decided to go by the stage name because members of the cultural group he was part of used to call him ‘Omo Asake’ and after a while it stuck.

Asake disclosed this in Pause Magazine’s Autumn 2023 edition, noting that he thought it was cool and decided to fully embrace it.

Asake mother name

The YBNL artiste also said said he would continue to use it because the name has brought him this far in life.

“My stage name is actually my mother’s. While I was in the cultural group, people used to call me ‘omo Asake,’ which means child of Asake in Yoruba. And after a while, it just stuck.

People stopped adding the ‘omo’ and left ‘Asake.’ I thought it was cool and decided to go by it. It is very important to me, and I am not going to lose it. It is what has brought me this far, and I continue to keep it that way,” he said.

Meanwhile in other news…

CorrectNG reports that Asake recently explained why Yoruba language is an integral part of his music.

He said he loves singing in Yoruba because it is very important to him and there are lots of people who understand the language.

Asake who was speaking in an interview said he understands music to be a feeling and at times one does not need to understand it to like its usage on a sng.

“Yoruba is so important to me. To me the away I understand music is that it is a feeling”, he said.