Asake wins Best African Artiste at 24th VGMA
Written by maxfmeditor3 on May 8, 2023
Rising Nigerian music star, Asake, has emerged as one of the biggest winners at the 24th edition of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, beating out top contenders like Burna Boy, Kizz Daniel, Arya Star, Libianca, and The Therapist to clinch the coveted Best African Artiste of the Year award.
The award show, which took place on May 7th, 2023, at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Center (AICC), was a star-studded event that brought together some of the biggest names in African music. Asake’s victory comes as no surprise to his fans who have watched his meteoric rise in the music industry over the past year.
The ‘Terminator’ singer, whose real name is Ahmed Ololade, burst onto the music scene in 2022 with his unique style of singing in Yoruba over an uptempo Afro and Amapiano-styled production. His breakout single, ‘Sungba,’ became an instant hit, propelling him to fame and earning him a legion of fans across Africa and beyond.
Asake’s debut album, ‘Mr. Money with the Vibe,’ which he released in 2022, was also a resounding success, dominating music charts in Nigeria, Ghana, and other countries. The album features several hit tracks, including ‘Don’t Hesitate,’ ‘Money Anthem,’ and ‘Lady in the Glass Dress.’
The talented musician’s multiple hits and impact in the music space over this short period of time have accordingly received recognition at Ghana’s biggest music award scheme. Asake’s win is a testament to his incredible talent and the hard work he has put into his craft.
In an interview after receiving his award, Asake expressed his gratitude to his fans, saying, “I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported me on this journey. This award is for all of you, and I promise to keep making great music that you can all enjoy.”
Asake’s win at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards is just the latest in a string of accolades that the rising star has received over the past year. In 2022, he won the Rookie of the Year award at the Headies, one of Nigeria’s biggest music awards shows, and was also nominated for the Next Rated award.
With his unique sound and infectious energy, Asake is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the African music scene, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us in the future. For now, we congratulate him on his well-deserved win and wish him continued success in his career.
Asake was ecstatic as he went on stage to receive the award. In his acceptance speech, he thanked his fans for their support and promised to continue to make good music.
“This is such an honour. I never imagined winning such a prestigious award in such a short period of time. I am grateful to my fans who have been with me since day one and have supported my music. I promise to keep making good music that people can relate to. Thank you, Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, for this recognition.”Advertisement
Asake’s victory came as a surprise to many, as he was up against top African artistes like Burna Boy and Kizz Daniel. However, his unique sound and style seem to have won the hearts of the judges.
The 24th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards was a star-studded event, with performances from some of Africa’s biggest acts like Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, and more. The event was also attended by high-profile guests from the music and entertainment industry.
Asake’s win has caused a buzz on social media, with many fans congratulating him and expressing their excitement about his future in the music industry.
Asake, who recently signed a record deal with Sony Music Africa, is set to release more music in the coming months. His fans can’t wait to see what he has in store for them.