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  • Writer's pictureEze Bolade

Nigerian Sensation Asake Takes the World by Storm: Barclays Centre Sold Out!



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Asake, a young and charismatic musician from Nigeria, has accomplished the inconceivable in a momentous development for the country's music. His September 8 performance at the Barclays Centre in New York, a legendary facility with a 19,000-seat capacity that has played host to music icons from all genres, was sold out to the hilt. 🤯🔥


This remarkable feat not only cements Asake's status as one of the hottest stars in the Afrobeat scene but also underscores the global dominance of Nigerian music on the international stage. 🇳🇬🌍

Asake, whose real name is Ahmed Ololade, burst onto the music scene with the viral hit "Yan Yan," since then, he has been a force to be reckoned with. His unique blend of Afrobeat, hip-hop, and pop sensibilities has struck a chord with fans worldwide, earning him a dedicated following that spans continents.


The Barclays Centre, an iconic arena in the heart of Brooklyn, has hosted legendary artists such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, and many more. The fact that a rising star like Asake has managed to sell out this venue is nothing short of a musical triumph. Among the patrons were Afrobeats singer Fireboy DML and British rapper Central Cee.




Nigerian artists are increasingly making the sale of international shows appear effortless, reflecting the unparalleled growth and influence of Afrobeat and Nigerian music globally. The world is witnessing a seismic shift in the music industry, and it's becoming evident that Nigeria has taken centre stage. 🙌🇳🇬


This is not an isolated incident. Nigerian musicians have been making waves internationally for years, with acts like Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Davido leading the charge. They have sold out venues worldwide, earned Grammy awards, and collaborated with international superstars, further solidifying Nigeria's reputation as a musical powerhouse.


Nigeria's ascent on the global music scene is a testament to its artists' incredible talent, creativity, and work ethic. They have embraced their roots and seamlessly blended them with global influences, creating a sound that resonates with people of all backgrounds.

The rise of Nigerian music to the world stage has opened doors for collaboration, cultural exchange, and global recognition.



It has shattered stereotypes and showcased the richness of African culture to the world. Nigerian artists are not just entertainers; they are cultural ambassadors, breaking down barriers and uniting people through the universal language of music.



Asake's sold-out show at the Barclays Centre is a celebration of his success and a symbol of Nigeria's continued musical conquest of the world. It is a moment of pride for Nigerians and music enthusiasts everywhere, a reminder that talent knows no boundaries and that music has the power to transcend borders.


Nigeria to the world! 🇳🇬🌍 With each sold-out venue and every chart-topping hit, Nigerian artists are proving they are here to stay, and the world is eagerly listening. Asake's sold-out Barclays Centre show is a continuation of what promises to be an exciting journey for the rising star and Nigerian music.






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