Here’s The Funny Reason Why Popular Nigerian Singer, Asake Is Bearing A Feminine Name
Popular Nigerian Singer and YBNL signee, Asake has revealed in an interview with CNN that his friends were the reason he adopted his mother’s name as his stage name.
He said, “My friends started using it to play with me, and they said, ‘omo Asake, omo Asake, Asake came yesterday’ and you know students can be funny, so at the end of the day they removed the ‘omo’ and started calling me Asake.
“So it’s so easy for me [to adopt the name] because when I’m introduced on stage, people expect a beautiful lady or a nice girl. I just like the feeling and the shock on their faces. Also, I love my mother and the fact that people call her my mother’s name through me.”
“I fell in love with theatre as a child; my father used to be a singer and my mother dances a lot, so it’s a family thing; although my parents didn’t do it professionally, they only did it for the fun of it.”
“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.
“I think both music and dance work together because, in a video without a dancer, it’s like this song is boring”.