27th September, 2023
>By Victoria Oluwayemi
Nigeria international singer, Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, said his reason for pursuing a career in music over dancing was driven by his financial aspirations.
Also known as ‘Mr. Money’, the singer clarified in a CNN interview that he opted for a music career as he was uncertain if dancing would yield the financial success he aimed for.
“The main reason why I left dance is for the love of money. I know I want to be very honest. Dance is something that I love. I can’t even do without moving, but I feel like the kind of money I want, I’m not sure dance can give me.”
Asake emphasized the significance of integrating music with dance, stating that one without the other could be perceived as dull.
However, he reiterated his preference for music over dance due to his strong desire for financial success.
“I think both music and dance work together because, in a video without a dancer, it’s like this song is boring”.