Asa

Bio

Aṣa (pronounced "Asha,") born 1 September 1982, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, and recording artist. Her stage name "Aṣa" means "hawk" in Yoruba. Christened Bukola Elemide, she grew up listening to Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, King Sunny Adé, and Ebenezer Obey. She draws inspiration from the music of Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, Lauryn Hill, Femi Kuti and Angélique Kidjo.

She received her music training at the Peter King School of Music in Lagos. Her self-titled debut album, released in 2007, was produced by the blind virtuoso producer Cobhams Asuquo. It featured the singles 'Jailer' and 'Fire on the Mountain', both of which were central to the album's global success. Her sophomore 'Beautiful Imperfection' was released in 2009. It peaked at number 14 on the French charts.

She currently lives in Paris, from where she tours the world extensively. Her third studio album 'Bed of Stone' was released in 2014.

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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - (=Intro=)
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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - Bibanke
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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - No One Knows
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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - (=Interview=)
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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - Jailer
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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - No One Knows
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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - Fire On The Mountain
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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - Subway
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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - 360 degrees
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Asa interview by Tony Cox for NPR, Feb 2009
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Asa - Preacher Man (Acoustic)
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Asa ft. Keziah Jones - Iya (Live in Paris)
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Asa - Ces petits riens (Serge Gainsbourg cover)
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Asa - The Music Show - Acoustic session on ABC Radio
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Asa - Bamidele
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Bimpe (Bedroom Rockers Remix)
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Dreamer Girl [Ash Howes remix]
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Loppusoitto
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Välisoitto
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Haavanlehti
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Titan
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7 puupäätä
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Yhes yös (Mennyt mies)
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Island Wave
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Mä haluun olla hippi
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Crocodile Tears
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Musta Kappale
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Always
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Avar Uus
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Barbaric
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Knights of Ren
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Mama
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Makin' Me Wanna Dance (Sy & Unknown Remix)
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Bimpé (Bedroom Rockers Remix)
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You Don't Have To Be Sorry
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Omega
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Ebony (Sorrow Remix)
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Iba (Digital Bonus Track)
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Up to Speed
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Eye Adaba (Unreleased Version)
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Natural Mystic
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Tourniquet
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Arcane
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Jailer
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Broda Olé
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No One Knows (Acoustic Live in Tokyo)
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Eye Adaba
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Tinderbox
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Lya
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Jailer (Acoustic Live in Tokyo)
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Situation (Live)
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New Year (Live)
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Bed Of Stone (Live)
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Bibanke (Live)
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The Way I Feel (Live)
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Jailer
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Baby Gone
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Eyo (Live)
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Dreamer Girl
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Untitled
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Bibanke
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Bamidélé
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Be My Man (Live)
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So Beautiful (Live)
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Feeling Good
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Oré
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Glow
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Françoise (Part 2)
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Peace
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No One Knows
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Subway
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Nirvana
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So Beautiful
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Awe
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Ok Ok
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Satan Be Gone (Live)
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Questions
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Preacher Man
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Bimpé
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Shine Your Light
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The One That Never Comes
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How Did Love Find Me
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Situation
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Society
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Satan Be Gone
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Why Can't We
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The Way I Feel
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360°
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Sanctuary
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Sometimes I Wonder
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Ife
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New Year
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Moving On
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Grateful
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Fire On The Mountain
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Maybe
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Bed of Stone
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Dead Again
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Eyo
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Jailer
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Be My Man
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Videos

Asa - Shine Your Light (Official audio)
Asa - Sometimes I Wonder (Official audio)
Asa - The One That Never Comes (Official audio)
Asa - New Year (Official audio)
Asa - Situation (Official audio)
Asa - Ifé (Official audio)
Asa - How Did Love Find Me (Official audio)
Asa - Society (Official audio)
Asa - Grateful (Official audio)
Asa - Moving On (Ofiicial audio)
Asa - Bed Of Stone (Official audio)
Asa - Satan be gone (Official audio)
Asa - EYO (Official audio)
Asa - Dead Again (official audio)
Asa - Dead Again
Asa - Jailer
Asa - Asa EPK
Profile added by Ed Keazor on 06 Aug 2014
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