Six Things You Didn't Know About Asa
By Dipo Omoware
You already know Asa is a Marlian and that she started out as a rap artist, here are 6 other things you may have missed out from her recent radio interview.
- She is keen on Nigerian collaborations
For someone who rarely collaborates on songs, Asa is keen on working with a number of Nigerian artists. In no particular order, she listed Olamide, Maleek Berry, Odunsi and Teni the Entertainer as colleagues she would like to work with.
Of Teni she said “I love Teni, Teni and Asa would be awesome, she’s amazing, I probably won’t sing, just looking at her and hearing her sing is enough for me.”
Picture via The Guardian Nigeria
- She won’t date a Nigerian celebrity
As part of her interview on 96.9 CoolFM, she played a game where she answered rapid fire questions and when asked “which male Nigerian celebrity she would date?” she fired back with a definite “NONE.” You can tell your favourites to stop hoping.
- Bukola does not want to meet Asa the performer
The singer whose real name is Bukola Elemide admits she is shy and will not want to meet the Asa who sings and performs on stage. In her words “I don’t know the person on stage and I don’t want to meet her.” Now that is something.
- She’s presently touring
Asa is presently on tour. Just coming from Switzerland, she is going next to Germany, Paris and Cape Verde. She also promised that “Lagos is in the works” and hopefully fans get to see her perform soon.
- She secretly hails herself as the greatest.
Apart from admitting to being a different person on stage, Asa has other alter egos that will have you wondering “is this the same Asa we know?” Her other personas include Elenu Gbatia and Ashante Kotoko. She also hails herself as ‘Asa the greatest’ but only in her bedroom. “I don’t have the energy that these other guys have.”
- Instagram is her favourite social media app
The jazz and indie pop singer said her favourite social media app is Instagram. Catch her on @asaofficial.