Award-winning Nigerian musician Ahmed Ololade, better known by his stage name Asake, has said that American rapper Kanye West will be his future music collaborator
In an interview with Billboard News, the singer of “Omo Ope” revealed this.
In order for him to collaborate on a song with any artist, the singer insisted that he must feel a connection to them and their music.
Asake said, “For me, I need to like the person before I can make music with you. I need to be comfortable with you. Not even because of the music alone.
“I’m not saying I can’t make music with other people but I like real energy. If you like me beyond the music, it’s good. But I need to connect with your music, I need to like the person I want to work with first so it won’t be a problem for me. There must be synergy.
“I have been saying this thing since; maybe God will do it. I will like to work with Kanye [West].”
On the huge explosion of the afrobeats genre globally, he said “It is like you having a baby and your baby is growing. You know, you feel good when you have something around you and the thing is growing.
“In a couple of years, it [afrobeats] will be bigger.”
Recall Asake swooped two awards at the recently held 16th Headies, emerging winner in the Next Rated category and Album of the Year