Today, Nigerian recording artist Asake releases a brand-new song and music video, “Amapiano” featuring Olamide, produced by Magicsticks. Shot in Lagos, the accompanying music video was directed by Jyde Ajala. This new collaboration between Asake and Nigerian rap titan Olamide comes a year after the two teamed up on “Omo Ope”, which was released in February 2022 and has over 30 million YouTube views on the music video.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Asake’s second album, Work Of Art, will be released on June 15 through YBNL Nation and EMPIRE. The album will feature “Amapiano” as well as the previously released singles, “2:30” and “Yoga”. Asake’s debut album Mr. Money With The Vibe, was released on September 7, 2022, and set the record for becoming the highest charting Nigerian debut album of all-time. The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Pitchfork, The FACE, & more included the album atop of their ‘Best of 2022’ lists, with Rolling Stone noting he has “become one of Nigeria’s biggest breakout stars in recent years”.
Earlier this year, Asake made his late-night TV debut on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, watch his vibrant performance HERE. Also this year, Asake joined Olamide and Fireboy DML at EMPIRE’s San Francisco studio as part of their Africa Writing Camp, spending days “creating the next generation of records that will continue spreading the movement across the globe”, according to Billboard who documented the experience.
Asake is set to bring his exhilarating live show to stages across the world this spring/ summer, including at Afro Nation in Miami on May 27**, Rosendal Garden Party in Sweden on June 8, Broccoli City in Washington, D.C. on July 16, and The O2 in London, England on August 20**. More dates to be announced soon.