Afrobeat keeps soaring across continents and paving way for other music genres in Africa to explore. Its electrifying sound has been in high demand since its pioneers presented it to the world for consumption and it has been on the high table of success ever since.
The sound, which started in the melodic city of Lagos, has today become one the most purchased sound in the world of entertainment, with several fans rushing and crowding in venues, stadiums, arenas, and festivals with the aim of seeing their favourite (Afrobeat) star perform as well as vibing to it magical and contagious rhythm.
As the thirst and demand for the sound increase, Afrobeat artistes are bagging more streams on digital platforms and working with top producers and artistes in the music industry as well as getting record deals with the most influential labels in the world.
Backing up this success with proof is Afrobeat star Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as ‘Asake’, who sold out the famous O2 Arena in London with an electrifying performance at his show held on Sunday, 20 August 2023. The show witnessed several Afrobeat lovers and music listeners vibing to the “Omo Ope” crooner’s sounds as he delivered a remarkable stage performance in front of the 20,000 attendees.
Afro-beat shutting down and selling out the famous O2 Arena is a no-brainer to fans and sound critics as Wizkid reportedly sold out the venue in a couple of minutes back to back in 2021.
Asake hit this milestone as the newest Afrobeat star to have sold out the famous Arena in London, joining the likes of Burna Boy, Davido and Wizkid. Burna Boy and Davido were reported to have sold out the same venue at different times.
This recent success recorded by the singer is the true definition of Afrobeat receiving a warm welcome from music lovers around the world.
The living “Work of Art” himself is no stranger to the art “music” as he holds multiple bragging records and commercial hits to his credit. The YBNL (Yahoo Boy No Laptop) signee always has his fans at heart when it comes to dropping bangers.