Nigerian singer, Bukola Elemide, AKA Asa turns 37
Nigerian-French singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Aṣa clocks 37 today.
She was born as Bukola Elemide on September 17, 1982, in Paris, France to Nigerian parents.
Her stage name “Aṣa” means “Hawk” in Yoruba.
In 2009, she released two smash singles titled “Eya Adaba” and “Jailer” which topped many music and radio charts in Nigeria.
She signed a record deal with Naïve Records and later released her first album titled “Asa”. The album won the prestigious French Constantin Award in 2008.
She has won numerous awards including the 2008 Prix Constantin award and the 2011 French Music Awards Victoires de la Musique nomination for Female Artist of the Year category.
Her musical inspirations include Femi Kuti, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Angelique Kidjo, Raphael Saadiq, Bob Marley and Erykah Badu.