Nigerian Singer, Ahmed Oloade, popularly known as Asake has revealed that poverty made him consider a career in Music.
Asake said he was originally a dancer but added singing because dancing couldn’t fetch him enough money.
He revealed this in a recent interview with ABC news. Asake added that his early exposure to music by his dad also made him develop Interest in singing.
In his words:
“My parents used to play me alot of Classical songs. They love listening to songs. The kind of father I have is the one that will wake you up in the morning and have one cigarette and then loud it with music.
At the end of the day, I feel like I can actually sing. Then I added music to it. Maybe because I know how to dance, then I know how to bounce on music. I actually don’t want to be a musician in the first place. I wanted to dance. It feel like water. I love everything about dancing.
But at the end of the day after dancing, i fell inlove with having money too. Then I started thinking about it. Is Dancing going to give me the kind of Money I want”.