This page contain the official Biography Singer ASA (Bukola Elemide). On this post we will be revealing all that should be known about the singer (Asa) — including her Background, growing up, date of birth,age, net worth and everything that is included in a comprehensive biography of a loving person.
Bùkólá Elemide better known as Aṣa is a Nigerian French singer, songwriter, and recording artist . Her name is pronounced “Àshá”, she was born September 17, 1982 in Paris, French to her Nigerian parents. Her parents lived half of their life in Paris but they later relocate to Nigeria full-time when she was just two years old. The gifted singer grew into adult in Ogun state near Lagos, in the south-western part of Nigeria. Twenty years later, Asa is now a fully grown adult , she decided to return to her birth land Paris and that was where her career kick-started.
Asa had three brothers and she was the only female among them. She is the only female child begotten by her parents which was one reason they don’t joke with her. She was like the mother of the house whenever her parents are not around as she will be the one to take charge of the house since she is the eldest child at home. When the music starting flowing in her vein , her father noticed it and started building up a fine collection of records for her — featuring soul classics and Nigerian music, including Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, King Sunny Adé, Ebenezer Obey and Lagbaja and Asa went on to draw inspiration from them . She developed herself listening to these song done by music icons of those past days.
Asa grow up a Lagos state, a city known for it busy and populous state.This town is filled with people of different ethnicity and culture , people with different spiritual mind , energetic people busy with everyday task . In this state, Islam thrives shoulder to shoulder with Christianity in an atmosphere of tolerance .
Asa is fully back to Paris to concentrate on her music career full time. She was schooling and doing music at the same time . Whenever she is back form school, she will always listen to musical acts like Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, Lauryn Hill, Femi Kuti and Angélique Kidjo as they are her source of inspiration . She wanted to be like these icons that was one major reason she was in pursuit of educational excellence, and these musical acts are whose footprints she dreamed of following.
When she returned to Nigeria from Paris, she released her debut singer titled “Eyé Adaba” . After some time, she came out with another banging hit she titled “Jailer” . This song enjoyed airplay and the music video was off the huke. After some time, she was signed to Naïve Records, a record owned by Nigerian music prodigy and keyboardist, Cobhams. With the help of Christophe Dupouy, she produced her first album, Aṣa. The release of the album helped her win the prestigious French Constantin Award in 2008, where she was voted best fresh talent of 10 singers or groups by a jury of 19 music-industry specialists in Paris.
Fast forward to 25 October 2010, her second studio album was released and it was titled “Beautiful Imperfection”. One of the major song on Beautiful Imperfection album is “Be My Man” the song was released in late September. The music video of “Be My Man” was released in mid-October.
Awards And Nominations
In 2008, she won Headies Album of the year
In 2008: Prix Constantin
In 2011: French Music Awards Victoires de la Musique nomination for “Female Artist of the Year”.
In 2015, she won Headies nomination for “Best “R&B/Pop Album”, “Best Alternative Song”, “Best Vocal Performance (Female)”, and “Best Recording of the Year”
2007: “Kokoya” – on the soundtrack to the film The First Cry
In 2007 she released Aṣa (Asha)
In 2009 she did Live in Paris
In 2010 she released Beautiful Imperfection
In 2014 she released Bed of Stone
2009 she released “Fire on the Mountain” off Aṣa (Asha) album
2009 she did “Jailer” off Aṣa (Asha) album
2010 “Be My Man”
2011 “Why Can’t We” Beautiful Imperfection album
2011 “The Way I Feel” Beautiful Imperfection album
2012 she did “The Way I Feel” and “Ba Mi Dele” off Beautiful Imperfection album
2014 “Dead Again” Bed of Stone album
2015 “Eyo” Bed of Stone album
Asa current worth is around $3 million.