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Asake Shares Embarrassing Experience After Copying Fela Kuti’s Style Of Stage Performance




Asake and Fela

Nigerian singer, Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, has recounted the embarrassing moment in the early years of his music career while copying the style of Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti.

Naija News reports that the ‘Sungba’ crooner, during an interview on the ‘Ginger Yourself’ podcast, said it was not easy getting to the limelight and gaining acceptance from the public.

According to the singer, he once decided to recreate Fela’s iconic style of stage performance as he stormed the stage wearing just pants and a saxophone.

However, the audience, who seemed displeased, booed him on stage for donning only pants to perform with scantily-clad ladies.

He added that the audience rejected his performance, and he ended up being assaulted at the event.

He said: “Before I got the attention, I strived till I graduated from the university. I strived for like [another] two years before people like accept me.

“So there’s this performance. I wanted to perform Fela, so I was on pants and saxophone. I packed like six girls on stage. I asked them to be half-naked. You know, one thing about Nigerians is that once people are naked, they just forget about all the thing that is happening and just focus. But these people [at the concert] stubborn o.

“Those girls just walked in, then me too. I just walked in majestically as a star boy. I did not know where the first clap come from. The audience was like, ‘No, no, no.’ Everybody, like 9,000 capacity, clapping that they don’t want it”

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