Afrobeats artist Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, recently shared his thoughts on humility in a video that has gone viral. Asake believes that humility is often misunderstood and undervalued by others and can waste time. Instead, he prioritizes self-confidence and assertiveness, emphasizing the importance of staying true to oneself and not compromising personal values for others’ opinions. While his candid remarks have sparked a lively debate among fans and critics, many have praised his honesty, while others have questioned the impact of his perspective on his career.
In a viral video, the “Lonely at the Top” crooner talked about his experiences while conversing with some pals in what looked like a backstage area as he prepared to go on stage. He recalled how he used to be taken for granted by others because he was too modest, saying that it is preferable to be egotistical because excessive humility frequently breeds contempt. He said that when someone is self-centred, others find them more valuable and perceive them as unapproachable or inaccessible.
“To me, humility is like a waste of time. People don’t appreciate it. At the end of the day, life is about your perception. That is how I think. It’s my world.
I’ve been around people, that I tried to let them say who I am but they didn’t appreciate it. As an artiste, if you come to somewhere, if you’re humble, they will take you for granted. But if you have ego, they feel like you’re not accessible so they will like you more. People would rather see what you’re doing than you showing them humility. So, just do what you need to do.”
“If you are too humble, they will take you for granted”
– Asake pic.twitter.com/NdCNgRtahi