Known by his stage name Olamide, the Indigenous rapper and music executive Olamide Adedeji has congratulated his signee Asake on selling out London, United Kingdom’s 20,000-seat O2 Arena. Notably, Asake became the first Nigerian novice to sell out the renowned London arena on Sunday night.
A turning point in his journey came when he met Nigerian hip-hop icon Olamide Baddo, who offered him mentorship by welcoming him into the prestigious YBNL family. With the release of his sophomore masterpiece, “Work of Art,” in 2023, this collaborative kinship seamlessly ushered in an unprecedented year-long reign within the Afrobeats genre. It culminated in the incredible feat of a sold-out show at the O2 Arena, evidence of his unstoppable talent.
Asake and Olamide reunited on the O2 stage, reliving their iconic “Omo Ope,” the story’s climax harmoniously brought the past and present together. The energy was tangible as Olamide spoke wisely to his apprentice in hushed tones; it was a moment in which the roles of mentor and pupil blurred into a shared sense of pride. Under the auspices of the renowned Compozers, his radiant presence enlightened his anthems and the hearts of his devoted followers. The live performance of his earlier works brought back fond memories and traced his steps to become successful. A 20,000-voice chorus harmonized with his as the hits echoed, demonstrating the unwavering acceptance of his well-earned prominence.
Asake was joined on stage by Olamide, Tiwa Savage, Fireboy, and numerous other celebrities to excite the audience. Olamide said on Twitter on Monday that he was amazed by Asake’s accomplishments. Olamide expressed his admiration for Asake’s diligence in the tweet, saying it never fails to impress him. He also thanked God for granting the “Lonely At The Top” crooner success. Olamide’s congrats to Asake quickly went viral on social media, eliciting several heartfelt responses.
The YBNL boss wrote,
“@asakemusik Congratulations Mr Mon£y! Thank God for crowning your efforts.. you put in so much work it d muzz me.”
.@asakemusik Congratulations Mr Mon£y ! Thank God for crowing your efforts.. you put in so much work it d muzz me.
— Olamidé (@Olamide) August 21, 2023