YBNL Artist Responds to Trolls Following Grammy Loss and Fashion Mockery
Ahmed Ololade, better known by his stage name Asake, a rising star in Nigeria’s Afrobeats scene, has taken a stand to defend his style, music, and fashion sense amid criticism from trolls.
The “Peace Be Unto You” singer addressed the issue via his Twitter account on Monday, asserting that he is a classy man despite the negative comments directed towards him. Asake’s statement came in response to mockery he faced following events such as his loss at the Grammy Awards.
One particular incident that drew ridicule was a photo of Asake shared by a fan, where he appeared dapper in a white long-sleeve shirt tucked into black trousers. This photo circulated after South African singer Tyla’s track “Water” won the Best African Music Performance award at the Grammys, defeating contenders including Asake’s “Amapiano.”
Critics taunted Asake, labeling him as “razz” and suggesting that his use of the Yoruba language in his music hindered his Grammy chances.
However, Asake responded to the criticism with a confident assertion of his style and class. In an isolated post on social media, the YBNL artist shared an image of himself at the red carpet of the 66th Grammys, accompanied by the caption, “I’m classy joor.”
The post serves as Asake’s firm rebuttal to detractors, affirming his confidence in his identity and sense of style. Despite the challenges and setbacks, the budding Afrobeats sensation remains resilient in the face of criticism, focusing on his passion for music and dedication to his craft.
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