Bukola 'Asa' Elemide has turned 33 today. Asa has made many headlines since the release of her third studio album 'Bed of Stone' to critical acclaim with the lead single 'Dead again'. The dread-haired singer whose stage name means ' Hawk' has released three major albums since she begun her professional music career.
Aṣa grew up in Alagbole, a border town in Ogun state near Lagos, in the south-western part of Nigeria. Twenty years later, Aṣa returned to Paris where her life as an artist took off.
French-Nigerian singer-songwriter who was nominated for the 2011 Female Artist of the Year award at the French Music Awards.
She attended Peter King's School of Music, where she learned how to play guitar in only six months.
Her stage name, Asa, means "Hawk" in Yoruba. She was born Bukola Elemide in Paris.
She grew up with three brothers.
She cites Erykah Badu as a huge influence on her music.