Popular Nigerian singer, Asake has been on fire this year, going from one hit song to another. So far, it is safe to say that he does not have a bad song, and rightly so is able to back it up with facts, especially with the release of his first studio album, ‘Mr. Money With The Vibe.’
From ‘Mr. Money’ featuring Zlatan & Peruzzi to ‘Loaded’ the yet-to-be-released single with Tiwa Savage, the lyrics of his song about having many disciples is now a reality. But his rising popularity is not what we are here to discuss.
In this article, we will talk about Asake’s album, ‘Mr. Money With The Vibe,’ highlighting the ‘vibes’ and the songs with tendencies of being hit songs on the album.
The Perfect Intro
The first thing Asake did right on Mr. Money With The Vibe is thinking through the proper intro to use for the song, and ‘Dull’ did justice in that aspect.
In the Yoruba tradition, it is imperative to pay homage before anything. Asake did that on the opening song, firstly paying homage to the elders and assuring us all that he would not be dull, while also stylishly chipping in how Olamide gave him exposure, as well as him being elevated to the high status.
The deep meaning and interpretations of this intro makes the album even more satisfying to talk about.
Songs With Tendencies Of Being Hits
What is an album without hit songs?
Mr. Money With The Vibe was released to an audience that had been patiently anticipating its release and there are songs that immediately became hit tracks or with tendencies to become one.
“We were at a party the second day after the release of the album and the DJ played Organise. Everybody at the party was singing along to the song like it’s been released for a long time. Asake needs to cut soap for us.” Adeola, an Entertainment PR expert said to me during a phone conversation.
This reaction was not from her alone. Organise is one song that has been played almost everywhere since the release of the album. It is also dominating charts all over the world, so it is safe to say it is a hit already.
Joha is another song on the album that has already started to do numbers.
Asake as usual with his Amapiano styled beats finished work on this song, especially with several street slangs infused into the song, making it catchy.
Joha, as revealed by Asake in an Instagram post also has its own dance step.
There are other songs on the album that are likely to be hit tracks but these two so far have been taking in numbers and increasing in popularity among his fans.
Songs That Are Already Hits
A couple of tracks were on the album that had been released as singles before the album was released, and we will all agree that ‘Terminator,’ ‘Peace Be Unto You (PBUY),’ and Sungba Remix’ were all hit songs upon release and right up to the release of Mr. Money With The Vibe.
Asake was strategic enough to include these songs in the album, helping to push the album in terms of promotions.
As it is with everyone who knows what they are doing, the singer has continued to establish his presence both home and abroad with his different style of music.
Amapiano with an infused pint of Fuji is not very common in the Nigerian music industry. Choosing to do that is really creative of Asake and so far, it is working well for him. The question, however, is for how much longer? And will his style influence a new style that has come to stay in the music industry?