- Nigeria's rave of the moment Asake has reacted to his recent concert at the prestigious 02 Arena in the UK
- Asake, who was joined by the likes of Olamide, Tiwa Savage, and Lil Kesh, among others, said it was his first time performing at an arena
- He further stressed that his latest feat has made him believe dreams do come true, which stirred comments from fans
- In a conversation with Legit.ng Solomun Lang, an Afrobeats stan, said Asake has achieved a lot, but it would be wrong to rate him alongside Burna Boy, Davido and Wizkid
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The YBNL music star Asake, who continues to trend after shutting down the 20k capacity O2 Arena in London, UK, over the weekend, has broken his silence.
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Asake, who Olamide signed to his record label, YBNL, in 2022, has gone on to join the likes of Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid on the list of Nigerian music stars who have sold-out the prestigious arena.
Reacting to his latest achievement, the Lonely At The Top crooner revealed that performing at the O2 Arena was the first time he would believe that dreams do come true.
The singer said he had never been to the 02 Arena or got the chance to watch an artiste perform there.
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The YBNL golden boy also added that the Arena he used to know was the one in school during theatre art class.
Watch Asake's video after selling out O2 Arena
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Fans react to Asake's video
Legit.ng compiled some of the comments from fans below:
"May our dreams come true."
"Ghana and Cameroon artist put together can't sold out 02 arena in the next 600 years."
"Artiste of the year no cap. Why I no con dey see seyi vibes fan again? Shay dey don give up?."
"Wow..... am so proud of this guy."
"Keep it up Idan you just started…. Won da ron as u said wen Baddo jumped into ur song ."
Asake selling out the O2 Arena in his second breakthrough year is a big achievement for Afrobeats
Solomun Lang, who applauded Asake for selling out the prestigious O2 Arena, said it was not right to rate him alongside the likes of Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid, who paced the way and had to endure a lot in the industry.
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He, however, stressed that Asake has achieved what has never been seen before in the history of Afrobeats.
"Lil Kesh had a similar run and was the first young artist with the hopes of international stardom, but sadly that never went past Nigeria. Naira Marley came and also broke through to the UK with the help of him being in the UK music scene before switching to Afrobeats. But with Asake, it’s like he was destined for this moment. To see an artist sell out the o2 in their second breakthrough year is an extremely big achievement for Afrobeats, and it is even bigger when you put the perspective of his lyrics being mostly Yoruba. I am even pretty sure he is the first Afrobeats artist to fully sell out the O2( using the full 20k capacity), although that may need to be verified against Davido’s 2019 O2 concert. Asake’s rise to fame is something of Nigerian folklore, something many would’ve never seen coming," Solomun Lang said.
Asake sets record with O2 Arena show
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Asake trended online across all social media platforms in the Nigerian space over his UK show.
The Amapiano crooner set a new record as the sixth Nigerian artist to sell out the 02 Arena.
Also, his 'Asake Live at 02 Arena' show made history in terms of streaming, hitting over 100k streamers.