|Date of birth||September 17, 1982|
Asa is an award-winning Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer who has become one of the most successful female musicians in the country. She has released several hit albums, singles, and collaborations and has achieved numerous awards and honours.
Asa is estimated to be worth about $ 10.5 million, making her the richest female musician in Nigeria. Her net worth is estimated to be around $10.5 million, and she continues to rise in fame and wealth. This blog will explore Asa’s net worth as of 2023 and how she has achieved such financial success.
Bukola Elemide, professionally known as Asa, is one of Nigeria’s top Forbes richest musicians. Elemide is a Nigeria talented music star who is born into a family of four (3 boys and one girl). She is the only girl in the family.
She was born in Sign Virgo, Paris, on the 17th of September, 1982. Asa is a Nigerian/French songwriter, stage performer, singer and recording artist who is talented in singing emotional songs.
After two years of her birth in Paris, her parents relocated to Nigeria with her and her siblings. Therefore, she grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Asa started playing the parent role at a tender age because her parents were frequently absent from home due to work schedules. Asa’s father was a cinematographer.
When she was 18 years old, she returned to Paris, where she later started her music journey. Asa, in 2015- 2017, decided to make a world tour.
Asa Musical Journey
Bukola Elemide started her music career after secondary school. She went to Peter King’s School of music and learnt how to play the guitar within six months.
Asa became interested in music due to her father’s music collection, which he compiled from his Cinematography. His collections had the likes of Nigerian, African and American soul classics by artists such as Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Aretha Franklin, King Sunny Ade, Diana Ross, Miriam Makeba and Bob Marley.
When she was 20 years, the young artist relocated back to France( Paris). On getting to Paris, she attended the IMFP school of Jazz Music there. While she was studying there, her teacher advised her to go into music and become a recording artist instead of furthering her education.
In 2004 Asa met her friend Janet Nwosu. Janet Nwosu introduced her to Cobhams Asuquo, which began her music career journey.
Janet Nwosu became Asa’s music partner and producer. After some years, Asa made Janet Nwosu her manager.
Soon, Asa released her first debut single titled “Eyé Adaba”, and this brought her to the limelight. She got so many awards and recognition for this album. Not long after, she signed a contract with Naïve Records, partnered with Cobhams records and then produced her first album titled “Aṣa” with the involvement of Christophe Dupouy.
She released her second album Album in 2010 on October 25. She titled it ” Beautiful imperfection” in joint work with French composer Nicolas Mollard. The lead single from Beautiful Imperfection, titled “Be My Man”, was released in late September 2010, and she made great sales from this. In 2011, Asa was also accepted to perform with Féfé at the Sydney Festival 2011.
Asa also went ahead to release a third album in August 2014 titled “Bed Of Stone”. The singles are “Dead Again”, “Eyo”, “Satan Be Gone”, “The One That Never Comes”, and “Moving On.”
On 14th May 2019, she released a new single titled “The Beginning”, and on 25th June 2019, she released the single “Good Thing”.
She released another album on the 25th of February 2022, titled “V”, featuring the likes of Wizkid, Nigerian highlife duo The Cavemen and Ghanaian artist Amaarae.
Asa has a unique hairstyle, and her sense of dressing has been exceptional. She has worked with some Nigerian singers like Jeremiah Gyang, Davido, 9CE and many more.
Asa has sung so many hits that are making their way into the market. Her first hit song was titled ” Eye Adaba”, which she did in 2007. Other songs include:
- Fire of the mountain
- So beautiful
- No one knows
- Be My Man
- The one that never comes
- Moving on
- Why Can’t We
- Be My Man (Live In Session)
- Dreamer Girl
- The way I feel
- Murder in USA
- Dead again
- Love me or give me red wine
- Satan be gone
- Broad ole
- New year etc
- Asha ( Asa) (2007)
- Live in Paris (2009)
- Beautiful Imperfection (2010)
- Bed of Stone (2014)
Asa also has some soundtracks, e.g. “Kokoya” – on the soundtrack to the film The First Cry(2007), “The Place To Be” – on the soundtrack for GTBank (2009) and “Zarafa” – the soundtrack for the animation movie Zarafa(2011)
Awards and Nominations
- Headies Album of the year(2008)
- Prix Constantin(2008)
- French Music Awards (2011)Victoires de la Musique nomination for (“Female Artist of the Year”.)
- Headies nomination for “Best “R&B/Pop Album”(2015)
- “Best Alternative Song”, (2015)
- “Best Female Vocal Performance(2015)
- Best Recording of the Year(2015)
Asa likes privacy, so she hasn’t disclosed her relationship life online, but the only information known is that she is single with no children.
Bukola Elemide is a French & Nigerian music star known for singing mainly in the Yoruba language. She is one of the top female artists in Nigeria and is very influential. She has an extraordinary musical style.
She has a unique voice and dress sense. Her commitment to the love of her life ( music)has been noticed and rewarded locally and internationally.