Asake took Nigeria music industry by storm in December 2021 when he released his smash hit song “Omo Ope” featuring Olamide. The song didn’t need much time to settle in the hearts of Nigerians, the combination of Asake’s talent and Olamide’s delivery and influence were enough to make the song fan-favorite and one of the most played songs at December functions. The song peaked at #1 on Apple Music Nigeria chart, becoming Asake’s first #1 hit on the platform. “Omo Ope” became first step in Asake’s Journey of a thousand miles, he was off to a great start with the song. 

Asake got signed to YBNL label following the success of his breakthrough single “Omo Ope” featuring Olamide. Shortly after he got signed, he released his debut EP “Ololade Asake” which houses his breakthrough single “Omo Ope” and also spawned another monster hit “Sungba”. In addition, the 4-track EP housed tracks like “Trabaye” & “Baba God”. “Sungba” off “Ololade Asake” EP became Asake’s second #1 hit on Apple Music Nigeria, making it two #1 hits from the 4-track EP. The shining light on “Sungba” attracted the attention of Burna Boy, making him jump on the song for a remix which also peaked at #1 on Apple Music Nigeria chart. 

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As time went on, Asake’s audience grew across different platforms, he gained momentum on Tiktok and also became a topic for conversations on twitter. His music attracted cult movement on Tiktok, when Asake teases a song, it goes viral on the platform in a short time. Asake’s career journey has been more than impressive, for someone that got his breakthrough song in December 2021, it’s quite awesome to see him become literally one of the hottest Nigerian artistes this year. Asake’s accuracy rate with his releases is like that of prime Luis Suarez, all his releases since his breakthrough in December including features have topped Apple Music Nigeria chart, songs like Sungba remix (ft. Burna Boy), Palazzo, Peace Be Unto You and Bandana peaked at #1 on Apple Music Nigeria chart. 

Asake announces his debut album “Mr Money With The Vibes” Following a successful run of EP and singles, he releases a new song “Terminator” today which will be another lead single off the album. The song will join the league of lead singles that consists of “Peace Be Unto You” and “Sungba remix” (ft. Burna Boy). The 12-track album is scheduled for release on September 3rd, 2022. 

For someone that has been dubbed monotonous because of a pattern of singing he adopted which actually got him to the level he is right now, the album will do a better judgement of his sound and its quality. 

This week’s playlist also features a track off M.I’s new album “Bigger” (ft. Olamide & Nas), 9ice “Aye Labowo”, Joeboy “Contour” and Pheelz & Davido “Electricity”.

Playlist is available on Apple Music and Spotify

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