Bukola Elemide is a talented Nigerian artist, Singer, Songwriter, Stage Performer And a Model, well known by her stage name “Asa”.
The famous Singer was born on 17th September 1982 in Paris, France to her Nigerian parents. She is currently 35 years old. Aṣa is the only female child in the family and had three brothers.
Bukola moved down from Paris to Nigeria with her family when she was just 2 years old. Aṣa grew up in Lagos State Nigeria, where she completed both her primary and secondary school education and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After her primary and secondary school education, Bukola returned back to Paris in France where she studied at the IMFP school of jazz music
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Asa is a versatile singer with musical genres of Pop, Jazz and Indie Pop. Asa music career took off at the age of 18 when she was in Paris. Bukola later got signed to Naïve Records.
Bukola’s father had built up a collection of records featuring soul classics and Nigerian music, such as “Marvin Gaye”, “Fela Kuti”, “Bob Marley”, “Aretha”, “Franklin”, “King Sunny Ade”, and “Ebenezer Obey”. Asa got her inspirations from these music super stars.
In 2004, she met Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo, who is her musical partner and producer of her first studio album “Asa”. her first single was, “Eyé Adaba” which gained her massive airplay in Nigeria, before she left for Paris in France.
On 25th October 2010, she released her third studio album “Beautiful Imperfection” The lead single from her second studio album “Beautiful Imperfection” is titled “Be My Man” and was released in late September 2010.
In August 2014,she released her fourth studio album “Bed of Stone”. That fourth studio album “Bed of Stone” had lead hit singles like Dead Again, Eyo, Satan Be Gone and The One That Never Comes.
Bukola who is yet to marry, has revealed that she lost her virginity at the age of 28.
- Fire on the Mountain
- Satan Be Gone
- Preacher Man
- No One Knows
- Eye Adaba
- The Way I Feel
- May Be
- Dreamer Girl
- Shine Your Light
- So Beautiful
This pretty damsel won herself several French Constantine Awards. In 2011, she was nomination for “Female Artist of the Year” at the French Music Awards.
Asa is currently one of the richest and most influential female artiste in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $350,000.
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