Ace Nigerian musician, Asake, real name Ahmed Ololade, has said that people used to take him for granted because he was “too humble.”
The ‘Peace Be Unto You’ crooner recalled his past experiences in a video circulating online, while chatting with a group of friends.
Asake said humility is a waste of time as people do not appreciate it, adding that it is better for somebody to be egoistic .
The YBNL act emphasised that excessive humility often brings disrespect. Using his experience as a point of reference, the singer said that when someone is egoistic, people feel the person is inaccessible and place more value on the person.
He said: “To me, humility is like a waste of time. People don’t appreciate it. At the end of the day, life is about your perception. That is how I think. It’s my world.
“I’ve been around people, that I tried to let them say who I am but they didn’t appreciate it. As an artiste, if you come to somewhere, if you’re humble, they will take you for granted.
“But if you have ego, they feel like you’re not accessible so they will like you more. People would rather see what you’re doing than you showing them humility. So, just do what you need to do.”
Watch him speak: