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Names: Bukola Elemide
Also Known As: Asa
Record Label: Wagram, Naive
Genre: Pop, Jazz, indie pop
Bukola Elemide popularly known as Asa is a Nigerian French musician , She was Born on 17 September 1982 in Paris, France. Asa parents are both Nigerian.
Asa first official single was Eyé Adaba, this record was produced by Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo. After her breakthrough in the music mainstream, Asa has released so many hit songs like; Fire on The Mountain, Jailer, Be My Man, Why Can't We, The Way i Feel, Eyo, Good Thing, Dead Again etc.
Asa has released the following albums; Asa (Asha) - 2007, Beautiful Imperfection - 2010, Bed of Stone - 2014 and Lucid in 2019.
With a voice like that of an Angel, Asa got her inspiration from Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, King Sunny Adé, Diana Ross, Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba.
According to some online sources, Asa’s estimated net worth as at 2019 is $1.5m. Asa album "Asha" reportedly sold about over a million copies worldwide.
With such hard work, Asa received several awards including; Prix Constantin - 2008, French Music Awards Victoires de la Musique nomination for ‘Female Artist of the Year - 2011, Recording of the year- Bibanke by Asa Headies 2008, COPSS President Awards, Herskovits Prize, Jessie Bernard Award, COPSS Distinguished Achievement Awards etc.
Asa signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal with GTBank , Etisalat Nigeria.