Financial Aspirations Drove me from Dance to Music – Asake 

Financial Aspirations Drove me from Dance to Music – Asake 

Latiifah Amusan


Renowned Nigerian musician, Ahmed Ololade, known by his stage name Asake, recently disclosed the motivating factor behind his decision to choose a career in music over dancing.

Asake, who has been making waves in the Nigerian music scene, cited his financial aspirations as the primary reason for making the switch.

In a recent interview, the artist explained his transition from dancing to music and his rationale behind the shift.

“The reason I left dance is my love for money. I want to be very honest. Dance is something that I love. But I’m not sure dance can give me the kind of money I want,” Asake candidly stated.

While he acknowledged his affection for dance, Asake expressed reservations about its financial viability.

He noted that even in dance performances, dancers often collaborate with musicians, suggesting that the music industry provides more lucrative opportunities.

“Even if you want to make it so gangster-like and there are so many people bumping, you still need to use the dancers. So, as they work together, I think for the love of money, I’d rather be singing,” he elaborated.

When probed about whether he would consider returning to dancing if it offered substantial financial success, Asake was unwavering in his response.

“No, I would join music and dance together so I will have more money,” he asserted, emphasizing his commitment to his musical career.



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