Pure Talent! 9 things you probably didn’t know about Asa


    Asa is 33 years today, here are 9 things you probably never knew about the singer. Photo:
    Brilliant and unique are two words which best describe talented singer, Bukola Elemide better known as Asa as she celebrates her 33rd birthday. Here are 9 facts you probably didn’t know about the ‘Bed of Stone’ singer.
    Asa was born in Paris, France 33 years ago but grew up in Lagos.
    Despite recording different songs with Yoruba language, Asa cannot speak the language fluently.
    Asa’s stage name which means a hawk was inspire by her childhood days when she would drift away from home with no destination in particular.
    Asa once got admitted to study a diploma course in Theatre Arts and Music at Lagos State University but she later dropped out to chase her music career.
    She is inspired by the music of late Fela AnikulapoKuti, Bob Marley and Aretha Franklin.
    After dropping out of Lasu, Asa attended a music school, Peter King’s Music School where learnt music composition and how to play the guitar more professionally.
    Asa’s 3rd album, Bed of Stone was ‘written on the road’. She wrote of the songs while on tour of Europe and America.
    Although not a practicing Muslim, Islam actually inspires Asa and has been a motivating factor for some of her songs especially ‘Awe’. Asa practiced the religion for about 3 years while staying with her grandmother.
    Asa debuted with two albums. Well this is a fact as Asa’s former label, Questionmark owned by Kelvin Luciano released a debut album (The Captivator) for the singer while she also went on to drop her own record which was self-titled. Both albums had similar songs as well as individual songs.

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