Biography Intro: Aṣa (pronounced “Àshá”; born September 17, 1982) is a Nigerian French singer, songwriter, and recording artist. Her stage name “Aṣa” pronounced “Asha” in Yoruba.
NAME: Bukola Elemide
DATE OF BIRTH: September 17, 1982
PLACE OF BIRTH: Paris
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: In 2004 Aṣa met her manager and friend, Janet, who introduced her to Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo, who in turn became her musical partner and producer of her first studio album Asa(Asha).
At age 20,[when?] Aṣa returned to France to study at the IMFP school of Jazz music.
Back in Nigeria, her first single, “Eyé Adaba,” was beginning to get airplay. Aṣa soon signed to Naïve Records. Partnered with Cobhams, and with the new involvement of Christophe Dupouy and Benjamin Constant, she produced her first platinum selling album, Aṣa. The release of the album saw Aṣa charting radios across Europe, Asia and Africa and went on win the prestigious French Constantin Award in 2008, where she was voted best fresh talent of 10 singers or groups by a jury of 19 music-industry specialists in Paris.
Her second album, Beautiful Imperfection, was released on 25 October 2010, went double gold in France in 2011. The lead single from Beautiful Imperfection is titled “Be My Man” and was released in late September 2010.
Asa’s third studio album, Bed Of Stone, was released in August 2014. Bed of Stone The lead singles are ‘Dead Again’, ‘Eyo’, ‘Satan Be Gone’ and ‘The One That Never Comes’. She went on a world tour in 2015 to 2017