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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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Den hvite ridder
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Ei stjerne
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Little Darling
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Good Times
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Love Me Or Give Me Red Wine
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All I Ever Wanted (feat. Amaarae)
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Nike
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Morning Man
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Show Me Off
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Believer
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Ocean
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Mayana
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Crocodile Tears
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Always
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Be My Man (Live)
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So Beautiful (Live)
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Bibanke (Live)
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The Way I Feel (Live)
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Bed Of Stone (Live)
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Situation (Live)
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New Year (Live)
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Eyo (Live)
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Satan Be Gone (Live)
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Jailer
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Musta Kappale
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Avar Uus
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7 puupäätä
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Natural Mystic
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Omega
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Ebony (Sorrow Remix)
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You Don't Have To Be Sorry
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Arcane
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Françoise (Part 2)
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Up to Speed
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Barbaric
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Knights of Ren
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Island Wave
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Loppusoitto
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Haavanlehti
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Välisoitto
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Starlite
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Sanctuary
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Tinderbox
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Tourniquet
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Glow
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Mä haluun olla hippi
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Bimpé (Bedroom Rockers Remix)
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Jailer (Acoustic Live in Tokyo)
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No One Knows (Acoustic Live in Tokyo)
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Iba (Digital Bonus Track)
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Bibanke
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Bamidélé
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Questions
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Broda Olé
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Baby Gone
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Oré
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Dreamer Girl
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Ok Ok
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The Way I Feel
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Bimpé
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Preacher Man
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Be My Man
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Maybe
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Why Can't We
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Eye Adaba
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Lya
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Feeling Good
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Jailer
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Shine Your Light
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Sometimes I Wonder
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The One That Never Comes
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New Year
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Situation
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Ife
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How Did Love Find Me
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Society
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Grateful
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Moving On
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Bed of Stone
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Satan Be Gone
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Eyo
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Dead Again
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Eye Adaba (Unreleased Version)
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Mama
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Jailer
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Titan
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Untitled
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Yhes yös (Mennyt mies)
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Nirvana
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Dreamer Girl [Ash Howes remix]
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Makin' Me Wanna Dance (Sy & Unknown Remix)
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Asa - Preacher Man (Acoustic)
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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - No One Knows
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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - Bibanke
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Asa on "Morning Becomes Eclectic" - (=Intro=)
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So Beautiful
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Peace
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Awe
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No One Knows
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Fire On The Mountain
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Subway
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360°
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Videos

Aṣa - Ocean (Official Video)
Asa - Mayana
Aṣa - Good Thing (Official Video)
Asa - The Beginning
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 - Asa EPK
Asa - Jailer
NGLagos, Nigeria
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2003

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