Asa: Biography, Music, History and Everything you need to know about Asa

Bukola Elemide famously known as Asa is a Nigerian French artist, musician and a chronicle craftsman. She is celebrated for her sweet melodies with her guitar. Her style of music is a blend of Pop, Jazz just as Indie Pop.

Asa was brought into the world on 17th of September, 1982 in Sign Virgo, Paris. At the hour of her introduction to the world, her folks were contemplating cinematography in France. Asa is the solitary female youngster in the group of 4 children When she was two, her family moved to Nigeria, so she experienced childhood in Lagos state. Following 18 years, she got back to Paris and started her music vocation.

Music Career

The honor winning vocalist drew her first music motivation from her dad’s music assortment while he functioned 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 went to Peter King’s School of Music where she figured out how to play guitar in a half year.

In 2004, she met Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo, a musician and maker through her chief and companion, Janet Nwose. Cobhams from that point turned into the maker of her introduction studio collection ‘Asa’.

At age 20, Asa returned to France to learn at the IMFP school of Jazz music. Shockingly, her educators 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 pigeon is a grave tune brimming with expectation, petitions and a sob for harmony in the country. Right away, the melody acquired overall acknowledgment and commendation.

Thereafter, she got endorsed to Naive Records. She cooperated with Cobhams, Christopher Dupuoy and Benjamin Constant to deliver her first platinum collection named after her, Asa.

In a meeting with Funmi Iyanda, Asa said that Angelique Kidjo is her coach.

The collection ‘Asá’ which was delivered in 2007 was a significant break for Asa. It saw her garnish music diagrams across Europe, Asia and Africa. Notwithstanding that, the collection was casted a ballot the best new ability of 10 vocalists by a jury of 19 music-industry experts in Paris.

Living in France (Paris)

In 2009, Asa delivered another collection named ‘Live in Paris’. The collection was an accumulation of her live exhibitions and incorporate ‘Tram’, ‘Fire on the Mountain’, ‘Wonder’, ‘Bibanke‘, ‘360 degree‘, ‘Guard’, ‘So Beautiful’, Feeling Good, Speech, Lya, No one knows and Eye Adaba.


The collection ‘Wonderful Imperfection’

Asa delivered her third collection ‘Wonderful Imperfection’ on 25 October, 2010. She worked together with Nicholas Mollard, a french writer to deliver the collection.

The collection ‘Bed of Stone’

Asa delivered another studio collection, ‘Bed of Stone’ in August 2014. The collection contained 4 singles: Dead Again, Eyo, Satan Be Gone, The One That Never Comes and Moving On. News has it that before the arrival of Bed of Stone.


The collection got 400,000 collections deals around the world.

The collection ‘The Beginning’

Following a long term sever the music scene, Asa delivered another pop single on May 14, 2019, named ‘The Beginning’. Asa prompted that we as a whole return to the starting when our undertakings were greatly improved and euphoric.

As per, Asa’s assessed total assets as at 2019 is $1.5m.

Grants and Nominations

French Constantin Award, 2008.

French Music Awards, Victories de la Musique assignment for “Female Artist of the Year’, 2011

Soundtrack Appearances

The First Cry Movie, Kokoya”, 2007

GTBank soundtrack, “The Place To Be”, 2009

Zarafa Movie soundtrack, 2011: “Zarafa” , 2011

Asa Singles

Fire on the Mountain 2009

Guard, 2009

Be My Man, 2010

For what reason Can’t We, 2011

The Way I Feel, 2012

Ba Mi Dele, 2012

Dead Again, 2014

Eyo, 2015

The Beginning, 2019


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