Record Label That Signed Asake.

Record Label That Signed Asake.

Ahmed Ololade, better known as Asake is a popular Nigerian Afrobeat singer who was born 29 years ago, and In this post, we are going to take a look at the record label that signed Asake into the Nigerian music industry.

But before we get started, let us look at Asake’s short biography.

Who is Asake?

Asake was born Ahmed Ololade on 13 January 1995, and he is a Nigerian singer and songwriter currently signed to YBNL Nation and Empire Distribution. It has been said that his stage name “Asake” is his mother’s name.

Asake released his debut album in September 2022 and broke the record for the biggest opening day for an African album on Apple Music at that time. The album debuted at number 66 on the Billboard 200 chart and it recorded the highest charting Nigerian debut album in the history of the chart. In June 2023, Asake will go on to release his follow-up album titled Work of Art and it debuted at number 66 on the Billboard 200.

Record Label that signed Asake.

YBNL record label is the record label that signed Asake into the music industry, YBNL is an acronym for the term Yahoo Boys No Laptop and it is a record label that was founded by popular Nigerian rapper and singer known as Olamide Badoo.

Is Asake signed to Olamide.

Taculia Records has searched and confirmed that Asake is still signed to Olamide or YBNL record label and also has a distribution deal with Empire Music Distribution.

However, rumor has it that Asake is no longer signed to Olamide or YBNL Nation record label, and according to Zamani Blog’s X handle, Badoo was quoted to have said, “Asake might be leaving YBNL anytime soon. Yeah, I’m proud of him and my mission accomplished.”

He added, “Like I said, I don’t sign artists to make money from them, that’s my way of giving back to the community.”

He continued, “Asake is a big Boy now, I want him to go out there and help others. Mr Money no be name, him dey make money and I’m proud of him.”

According to a popular news media in Nigeria, Legit NG, Asake has already removed the label’s imprint from his Instagram bio and this stirred different reactions from netizens.

How did Olamide discover Asake?

Asake was discovered by Olamide after he reached out and begged him for over 2 years. According to popular news media in Nigeria, PM News, the ‘Mr. Money crooner said the rapper invited him to his house one day and asked him whether he would like to join his record label, and he accepted with hesitation.

He said Olamide told him to get a lawyer and study the nature of the contract, but he was too excited and signed immediately.