Asa - Asa
Asa whose real name is Bukola Elemide was born in 1982 in the city of Paris. Her parents relocated to Lagos Nigeria when she was 2yrs old. She attended Peter King’s Music school where she learnt how to play the guitar in 6 months.
“I was a tomboy and when I was a teenager, I became very shy because people made fun of me…in my own way, I was already attracting attention! I got in the habit of never doing anything like everyone else. People didn’t understand my low-pitched deep voice; the choirs didn’t want anything to do with me. I had to get to church first if I was to have any chance of getting near the mic!”
She is successful thanks to her lyrics which deal with everyday African issues. She is the new singer of soul and has been compared to Tracy Chapman.