Nigerian singer, Ahmed Ololade better known as Asake has shared his humilating experience after he attended a show half naked (wearing pants) in his early days in the entertainment industry.
The ‘Mr Money’ crooner in an interview on the Ginger Yourself podcast recounted how he decided to wear only pants like the late Fela to perform alongside scantily-clad ladies in an attempt to gain attention and popularity.
However, the move backfired as he was thrown off the stage and his aim shattered.
“Before I got the attention, I strived till I graduated from the university. I strived for like [another] two years before people like accept me.
“So there’s this performance. I wanted to perform Fela, so I was on pants and saxophone. I packed like six girls on stage. I asked them to be half-naked. You know, one thing about Nigerians is that once people are naked, they just forget about all the thing that is happening and just focus. But these people [at the concert] stubborn o.
“Those girls just walked in, then me too. I just walked in majestically as a star boy. I did not know where the first clap come from. The audience was like, ‘No, no, no.’ Everybody, like 9,000 capacity, clapping that they don’t want it.”