Nigerian musician Asake is set to make a groundbreaking appearance on the prime time American television talk show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The episode, which airs tonight, marks a significant milestone in the young artiste’s career and signifies a significant shift in the global music industry towards increased representation and recognition for artists from Africa.
Born Ahmed Ololade, the 28-year-old musician who began pursuing music professionally in 2018 started garnering attention after the release of his 2020 song “Mr Money”. The remix of the song, which features Zlatan and Perruzi quickly became a viral hit.
Since then, Asake has continued to cement his status as one of Nigeria’s most exciting new talents, releasing a string of successful singles and collaborating with some of the country’s biggest names in music like Olamide, Burna Boy and Tiwa Savage. His unique blend of Afrobeats and pop, coupled with his energetic performances and charismatic stage presence, has earned him a growing fan base both at home and abroad.
With his appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Asake is poised to take his career to even greater heights. The show, which has featured some of the biggest names in entertainment, including music legends like Elton John, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift, provides a massive platform for Asake to showcase his talent to a global audience. Other Nigerians who have been on the show are Burna Boy, WizKid, Davido and CKay.
The news of Asake’s upcoming appearance on the show has generated widespread excitement among his fans and supporters, as well as within the Nigerian music industry as a whole. Many see it as a sign of the increasing recognition and visibility African artists receive in the international music scene.