In a recent interview with NewsLive Prime, the ‘Bandana’ crooner was asked how important it is for him to use the language in all of his songs. Replying, he said a lot of people who listen to his songs understand the language.
The 28-year-old added that he believes that music surpasses mere lyrics and that what truly matters is the emotion it elicits.
Replying, Asake said,
“Yoruba is so important to me and there are lots of people that understand it, and to me, the way I understand music is like a feeling. Sometimes, you don’t have to understand the language.”
Asake came into the limelight in 2022 with his hit single “Mr Money”, which was released under the record label, Yahoo Boy No Laptop Nation, better known as YBNL Nation and Empire Distribution, an independent record label founded by singer, Olamide in 2012.
Before his breakout single, Asake had released a few songs such as “Lady” and “Good Life” in 2020. However, “Mr Money” became a viral sensation and garnered him a large fan base.
Asake’s music style is a fusion of Afro-pop and Highlife, with most of his songs having catchy hooks and relatable lyrics. He is also known for predominantly singing in the Yoruba language.
Aside from his solo career, Asake has collaborated with other artists such as Zlatan, Peruzzi, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Olamide, Chinko Ekun and several others. He has also performed at several shows and concerts both in Nigeria and internationally.
Asake is considered one of the fast-rising artists in the Nigerian music industry, and his music continues to gain traction and popularity among music lovers. He is well-known for his melodic hooks and stacked vocals, which have become his trademark.
It is worth noting that the singer’s stage name honours his mother, whose given name is Asake.