Asa Bukola Elemide is a Nigerian/French musician, songwriter and a recording artist who is popularly know by her stage name as Asa. She has recorded very famous and melodious songs that have won the admiration of all her fans. Asa’s style of music is a mixture of Pop, Jazz and Indie Pop.
Asa Profile Overview
|Real Name:||Asa Bukola Elemide|
|Birthday:||17th September, 1982|
|Place of Birth:||Sign Virgo, Paris, France|
|Occupation:||Singer, Song writer, poet|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 Million (N581,256,000)|
The popular Asa was born on the 17th of September, 1982 in Sign Virgo, Paris. Her parents were students of cinematography when they gave birth to her. She is the only daughter in the family of 3 brothers. Sh was two years old when her family relocated to Nigeria where she finally grew up in Lagos state. She later went back to Paris where she nurtured her dreams to becoming a music star.
Asa Music Career
Asa’s musical aspirations came from her dad’s music assortment when he working in Sign Virgo, Paris, as a cinematographer. The assortment incorporated the music of Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, King Sunny Ade, Miriam Makeba, Diana Ross and Nina Simone. Asa had her musical training at Peter King’s School of Music where she figured out how to play guitar in half year. She met Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo in 2004, a musician and producer through her manager and friend, Janet Nwose. Cobhams from that point turned into the producer of her debut studio album ‘Asa’. At the age of 20, Asa returned to France to learn at the IMFP school of Jazz music. Amazingly, her instructors advised her to go on with her chronicles since she was qualified and required no tutoring. In 2007, she responded to the call and recorded her first single in Nigeria, ‘Eye Adaba’. Eye Adaba deciphered as bird is a solemn song brimming with expectation, supplications and a sob for harmony in the country. The song won the admiration of all and was a world wide master piece.
Asa was later signed to Naive Records where she worked together with Cobhams, Christopher Dupuoy and Benjamin Constant to produce her first platinum album named after her, Asa. In an interview with Funmi Iyanda, Asa said that Angelique Kidjo is her mentor.
Asa Net Worth
Asa’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5million.
- Fire on the Mountain 2009
- Jailer, 2009
- Be My Man, 2010
- Why Can’t We, 2011
- The Way I Feel, 2012
- Ba Mi Dele, 2012
- Dead Again, 2014
- Eyo, 2015
- The Beginning, 2019
Awards and Nominations
- French Constantin Award, 2008.
- French Music Awards, Victories de la Musique nomination for “Female Artist of the Year’, 2011