Bukola Elemide (September 17, 1982) is Nigeria’s foremost pop icon. Asa is the name of the singer who is only 5 feet tall.
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She is a singer, songwriter, and recording artist whose powerful voice and lyrics have made her stand out. She is a professional guitarist, and her first album, Asha, brought her to the public’s attention.
Asa is one of the best-known musicians to come out of Africa. She has four studio albums and has played several concerts.
- Full Name: Bukola Elemide
- Stage Name: Asa
- Born: 17 September 1982 (age 39 years old)
- Place of Birth: Paris, France
- State Of Origin: Lagos State
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Boyfriend • Husband: Highly Confidential
- Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
- Net Worth: $1,500,000
Aṣa was born in Paris to Nigerian parents who were working and studying cinematography in France. When she was two years old, her family moved back to Nigeria. Her parents are from Itoku, Abeokuta South local government area, Ogun State, Nigeria, but Aa grew up in Lagos City, in the south-western part of Nigeria. Eighteen years later, she moved back to Paris, where her career as an artist took off. She is the only girl in a family of four boys. She is the fourth child and the only girl.
Asa’s taste in music grew over the years because her father had a lot of great music because he was a cinematographer. American, Nigerian, and African soul music legends like Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, King Sunny Adé, Diana Ross, Nina Simone, and Miriam Makeba were all on these records. Aa got ideas from the music her father had on his playlist.
Asa met her manager and friend, Janet Nwose, in 2004. Nwose connected her with Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo, who made her first studio album, Asa (Asha).
Aa went back to France when she was 20 to study jazz music at the IMFP school. There, teachers told her that she was ready to become a recording artist and didn’t need any more schooling. Back in Nigeria, “Eyé Adaba,” her first single, was starting to get played on the radio. Soon after, Aa signed with Nave Records. She worked with Cobhams Asuquo and added Christophe Dupouy and Benjamin Constant to make her first platinum-selling album, Aa, which was just her name. When the album came out, it went to the top of the charts in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Aa won the prestigious French Constantin Award in 2008 when a group of 19 music industry experts in Paris chose her as the best new talent out of 10 singers or groups.
Beautiful Imperfection, her second album, which she made with French composer Nicolas Mollard and came out on October 25, 2010, went platinum in 2011. “Be My Man” is the first single from Beautiful Imperfection. It came out at the end of September 2010. It was said that Aa had sold 400,000 albums worldwide by 2014.
Bed of Stone is Asa’s third studio album. It came out in August of 2014. “Dead Again,” “Eyo,” “Satan Be Gone,” “The One That Never Comes,” and “Moving On” are the names of the singles. From 2015 to 2017, she went on a world tour.
On May 14, 2019, she released a new song called “The Beginning.” On June 25, 2019, she put out a song called “Good Thing.” On September 11, 2019, she wrote on Twitter that her new album, Lucid, would come out on October 11, 2019. The album came out on October 11, 2019, just as she said it would. On February 25, 2022, she released another album called “V.” It had songs by Wizkid, the Nigerian highlife duo The Cavemen, and the Ghanaian artist Amaarae.
Asa is a Nigerian songwriter and recording artist with an estimated net worth of $28 million. He is one of Nigeria’s most well-known musicians.
Awards and Nominations
She won the Prix Constantin Award in 2008. She was nominated for the Female Artist Of The Year at the 2011 French Music Awards Victoires de la Musique.
- Bed Of Stone
- Beautiful Imperfection
- Fire On The Mountain
- The Beginning
- My Dear
- Be My Man
Due to her fame, the music star Asa has a large following on social media. She has over 475k followers on Instagram and over 796k followers on Twitter.
- Instagram handle – @asaofficial
- Twitter handle – @Asa_official
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