"Why I Chose Music Over Dance" – Asake
Asake in his recent interview clarified that he opted for a music career as he was uncertain if dancing would yield the financial success he desired
Popular Nigerian singer, Ahmed Ololade, a.k.a Asake has stated that his decision to pursue music over dancing was driven by his financial aspirations.
The 24-year-old said he was originally a dancer but added singing because dancing couldn’t fetch him enough money.
The ‘Mr Money With The Vibe’ crooner, in an interview with ABC News, said his early exposure to music by his dad also made him develop an interest in singing.
Asake clarified that he opted for a music career as he was uncertain if dancing would yield the financial success he desired.
He stated: “The reason I left dance is for my love for money. I want to be very honest. Dance is something that I love. But I’m not sure dance can give me the kind of money I want.
"Even if you want to make it so gangster-like and there are so many people bumping, you still need to use the dancers. So, as they work together, I think for the love of money, I’d rather be singing."
When asked if he would pursue dancing if it brought significant success, the singer responded: “No, I would join music and dance together so I will have more money.”