Toba Owojaiye reporting
Nigerian singer Asake’s recent victory at the MOBO Awards in the Best African Act category marks a significant milestone in his burgeoning career. Defeating formidable competitors like Tyla, Burna Boy, and Davido, Asake’s win underscores his growing influence in the music industry.
Truth Live News gathered that, the MOBO Awards, an annual celebration of black music excellence, recognized Asake’s talent and contribution to the African music scene. His triumph not only highlights his individual success but also serves as a testament to the thriving Nigerian music industry.
Asake’s journey to success has been characterized by groundbreaking achievements and record-breaking feats. His debut album, “Mr. Money With The Vibe,” made history by debuting at No. 66 on the US Billboard Hot 200, marking the highest debut ever by a Nigerian or African album. Additionally, the album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard World Albums Chart and became the first Nigerian album to debut on the UK Official Albums Chart.
Moreover, Asake’s dominance in the Nigerian music charts is undeniable. He holds the record for the longest consecutive presence on the Nigeria Top 100 by Turntable Charts, maintaining his position for 44 straight weeks. Hits like “Omo Ope,” “Sungba” remix, “Peace Be Unto You (PBUY),” and “Joha” solidified his status as a chart-topping artist.
Asake’s success extends beyond national borders, as evidenced by his international tours and performances. He embarked on the Mr. Money With The Vibe USA Tour in 2022, captivating audiences in major cities across the United States. Additionally, he made waves in the United Kingdom, selling out venues like the 02 Brixton Academy and BEC ARENA, MANCHESTER.
Reflecting on his journey, Asake remains humble yet determined to continue making an impact through his music. His breakout single, “Omo Ope,” paved the way for his rapid ascent to stardom, culminating in sold-out concerts and record-breaking achievements. Asake’s sophomore album, “Work of Art,” further solidifies his position as one of Afrobeats’ biggest superstars.
One of Asake’s standout singles, “Lonely At The Top,” recently achieved a historic feat by becoming the longest-running No. 1 song on TurnTable Top 100. The song’s success is testament to Asake’s ability to connect with his audiences and deliver chart-topping hits consistently.
In just under 20 months, Asake has transformed from an emerging artist to a household name in the music industry. His journey serves as a testament to talent, hard work, and perseverance, inspiring aspiring artists worldwide.
Asake’s record-breaking achievements and unwavering dedication to his craft have earned him a well-deserved place among music’s elite. As he continues to push boundaries and redefine the sound of Afrobeats, the world eagerly anticipates what the future holds for this remarkable artist.