Nigerian singer Asake is experiencing a wonderful time right now in his career. After smashing onto the scene big time with his hit song “Sungba” and its hit remix “Sungba Remix”, Asake has continued on a meteoric rise to fame. He has been amassing fans all over the country and the world and his new album Mr. Money With The Vibe which came out this week is already the topic of conversation in the music world right now.
Asake is soaring high and blazing a very strong, unique path and career for himself that is unusual for many artistes. But none of this apparently surprises the singer. During a new interview with Rolling Stones, Asake explained why all of the successes he’s enjoying right now don’t come as a surprise to him and also opens up about his album, his music, and a little bit about his life. Here is what Asake said.
Speaking in a Zoom interview with Rolling Stones, Asake said:
There is something you need to know about me: Everything is like a dream to me, something I’ve imagined before, so I am not amazed by anything that comes or any level that I am. I just give thanks.
I grew up in a neighborhood that is considered dangerous, a neighborhood where everyone wakes up to hustle for their daily meals. It taught me how to survive in good times and bad times. So I draw inspiration from my real life experiences to encourage everyone who thinks their present reality is constant; I want them to always remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I take my practice very seriously. I believe there is a higher power that controls everything happening, so am I a religious or spiritual person? It’s a thin line between these two.
Lagos shapes everything I do. It teaches you how to survive, strive for success, and be the best at what you do. When I record a new song, I enjoy driving around the city with my manager listening to the song. I am my own inspiration. I have experienced life and I have a lot to say about it. As time goes on more stories will be told.
Making the album didn’t even come with stress for me at all. From the name of the album, you know I was just enjoying myself. Life is not that hard. It’s all about the vibes, how I feel at this moment that things I’ve imagined are happening.
Greatness, my bro. Do you know what is going to happen tomorrow morning? I see a light.
What do you think about Asake, his music, his new album if you’ve listened to it, and his meteoric rise to fame? What do you think about the answers he gave in this interview? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment either below or on my Jide Okonjo Facebook post.