Așa (real name is Bukola Elemide) is a Nigerian, Paris born, soul musician with very personal, humorous and light emotional lyrics.+/-
On October 16th 2007, she released her first self-titled album with the Naïve label. She sings in English and Yoruba, her native Nigerian language. Așa (pronounced ‘Asha’) means falcon in Yoruba. Her influences are soul artists like Marvin Gaye, reggae artists Bob Marley, african artists like Fela Kuti, and jazz artists like Nina Simone. She describes her own music style as ‘fusion’.