The Future of Music
DIAGONAL SURPASSED 150K STREAMS ON SPOTIFY!
Asante's song "Diagonal" reached 153k + streams on Spotify. The song was released in June of 2020. Asante has released 12 commercial singles, as well as 2 EPs: "Heater Pack" and "Cuffing Season". In total, Asante has eclipsed over 260 Thousand streams on all platforms!
GRADUATED FANSHAWE'S MUSIC INDUSTRY ARTS PROGRAM!
Asante has completed Fanshawe's Music Industry Arts program (MIA), run by 2-time Juno-winning and Grammy-nominated Engineer Dan Brodbeck. MIA graduates are among some of the world’s best producers and performers for over 40 years, including Oscar, JUNO and Primetime Emmy winners. Fanshawe's Music Industry Arts program is a creative and practical environment that allows students to discover and develop the artistic, technical and business skills that will prepare them to compete in today's evolving music and entertainment industry.
Awards & Nominations
FAN FAVOURITE AWARD AT THE FOREST CITY LONDON MUSIC AWARDS and BEST HIP-HOP/R&B ARTIST AT THE EC AWARDS
Asante was nominated for "Best Hip-Hop/R&B Artist" at the Essence and Culture Awards, alongside Motown's Emanuel and Universals King Cruff. Asante won the award that night! Asante has been nominated again in 2023 by the Essence and Culture Awards for the "Best Artist" award. Asante has been nominated by the Forest City London Music Awards for two separate awards. The first award Asante was nominated for was "Best Pop Artist" in 2021. Asante was nominated for the "Fan Favourite" award in 2022 by the Forest City London Music Awards. He was nominated for the Fan Favourite award again in 2023, this time he left with the prestigious award!
PERFORMANCES AT BUDWEISER GARDENS, LONDON MUSIC HALL, LEE'S PALACE AND MANY MORE!
Asante has performed at Budweiser Gardens' "Revive Live" show. This stage was graced by acts such as Avril Lavigne, Justin Beiber and Neil young. Asante has performed on the main stage at the London Music Hall at Fanshawe's "Share the Land" performance. Asante also opened for Bella Rosa at her Rum Runners show in the London Music Hall. Asante headlined the "Play the Park" series sponsored by TD Canada. He also Headlined at the OPPI/OALA conference at RBC Place in London Ontario. Asante has performed in front of crowds of 200 people at Western University. Asante has performed many times at Masonville Mall, contracted by Curbside Concerts. Asante is well known in Toronto. He opened for Dax at Lee's Palace in 2022, and was recently booked to open up for Mad Child at the Rec Room.
GET TO KNOW ASANTE
“Asante’s one-of-a-kind vocals and songwriting ability will dominate the music industry in the near future.”
The future “King of Melodies,” Asante, is a singer, rapper, and songwriter originating from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It's impossible Asante infuses R&B/Rap vocals with Hip-Hop/Pop instrumentals to create a vibe that will own real estate in your brain for weeks! Not only is Asante a very catchy and melodic artist, but he is also a storyteller as well. Asante's music is always relatable and easy to consume.
Asante grew up in a music-oriented family. Music would be playing around the house 24/7. His love for R&B and Hip-Hop came from his Mom, who would listen to artists such as “The Notorious B.I.G” and “Mary J Blige” around the household. Asante graduated with a Music Industry Arts diploma from Fanshawe College. "MIA" is one of the best Music Business/Production/Engineering programs in North America, run by 2 time Juno award winner and Grammy-nominated Producer Dan Brodbeck.
Asante has had a prominent career so far. Asante was nominated for the Best Pop Award (the youngest Black Male Artist nominated for Best Pop Artist in the 19-year run of FCLMA) by the Forest City London Music Awards in 2021. Asante has recently been nominated for the "Fan Favourite" award by the FCLMA, with the results coming out in June. Asante won the "Best Hip-Hop/R&B Award", awarded by the Essence and Culture Awards.
Asante is a natural-born performer. He went from performing skits in front of his high school to performing original songs at venues around Toronto and London, Ontario, sharing his new music with fans of all ages. Asante has had many notable performances at Western University, which include the Black Student Associations' Fashion Show and FireFest at the Mustang Lounge in the University Student Council (USC) building. Asante has been performing all around the city of London Ontario. He headlined "Musicians for Mental Health" at the Forest City London Music Awards, headlined Victoria Park many times, as well as performed at Wonderland Gardens as part of Community Day in London. Asante's most significant performances in London were performing at Budweiser Gardens (part of Revive Live), where artists such as Justin Beiber, Avril Lavigne and Neil Young have also performed (Just to name a few), and twice at the London Music Hall, once on their main stage, and most recently at Rum Runners. Asante has a great relationship with the city of Toronto. He performed at the Hard Luck Venue, placing fourth out of 50 performers at the Showcase Tour, and performed at the Hog Town Smoke venue as part of the Hip-Hop Supermarket show. Asante worked with the city of Toronto as an ambassador for 416 Day, supporting black businesses in Toronto and providing food for the homeless.
Asante currently has 12 singles out, with 6 of those songs being released in 2021. Asante recently released his EP "Cuffing Season" in January of 2022. Make sure you stay tapped in with the rising musical sensation Asante!
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QUOTES ON ASANTE
ALEX EMRICH, PRODUCER/ENGINEER ALEX EMRICH PRODUCTIONS LONDON, ONTARIO
"Everyone should have their eye on Asante right now. He’s a true artist. His sound is evolving quickly, so I always look forward to what he’s going to do next. With Asante, the sky’s the limit."
HUGO DIAZ OF THE LEGENDARY DIAZ BROTHERS MULTI-GRAMMY WINNING, MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING PRODUCERS (PITBULL, DJ KHALED, LAURYN HILL, WYCLEF JEAN, OASIS AND MORE.) FROM DJ SEIZURE TV LIVE LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
"The first time Asante sent us a song to check out, it was ok; we gave him some insight on ways to improve his sound and style, he listened with enthusiasm. A couple of months later, this young artist sent us two more tracks, including "Diagonal," completely taking us by surprise; he listened to our input so professionally with such a genuine, humble attitude. As we listened to these new songs, a completely new professional sound, I like this young guy; he is absolutely great; keep sending us your new music."
James R O'Rourke , Public Relations Huge Music Studios Miami Division
"We had the absolute blessing of working with Asante for three years, as we watched this incredible young man grow, he put in that work, improving his craft of music, from really enhancing his songwriting, his commercial releases to his electrifying performances. The genuine and always professional recording artist Asante has captured the attention and respect of Key Industry Officials in American Music in various aspects. Asante is a new chapter in music never disappointing his fans both old and new.
MARIO CIRCELLI, FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, FOREST CITY LONDON MUSIC AWARDS( FROM THE MUSICIANS FOR MENTAL HEALTH) FCLMA SPECIAL EVENT DURING CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK.
"Asante, my friend, your performance skills are outstanding, you're going to big places in the Music Industry, my friend. Keep putting in that work,"
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