by Isi Esene
We might never get to know exactly what made the partnership between Davido and his longtime manager, Asa Asika go suddenly cold but one thing is certain – both of them have gone their separate ways.
From the realms of speculation and rumours, the split between both young professionals have been confirmed by none other than Asika himself who released an official press statement on his status as regards managing Davido and what his next challenge is.
Read the official press release below:
Asa Asika is a very well known name in the entertainment industry; in Africa and beyond. He is a hardworking driven young man whose meteoric rise in the entertainment industry is unprecedented.
Identifying his passion for entertainment at a young age and gifted with networking and project management abilities, he honed his skills under the tutelage of his uncle, Obi Asika the Storm 360 CEO for a period of about five years.
At Storm he became involved in all aspects of the business of entertainment and this enabled him understand how best to eventually manage upcoming artists and lead them to stardom. During his time at Storm he worked on the following shows and with the following artistes – The Homecoming with MTN, For The love of music concert with Samsung, Asa at The Palms, eLDee, Ikechukwu, Naeto C, Sasha P, to mention a few.
In an attempt to diversify and become involved in other profitable business opportunities, he forayed into the bar/nightclub industry by becoming involved with the popular club Rehab. His immense drive and popularity contributed to the incredible success of the club, making it one of the most frequented venues in Lagos.
Asa Asika is most probably best known today as the manager of the artiste known as Davido- whose growth from aspiring musician to one of the biggest artists in Nigeria he undoubtedly contributed immeasurably to. Although they have parted ways, it was amicable and they remain friends with a mutual respect for one other.
Asa has since moved onto other projects and is set to break more ground in worldwide showbiz.