Real Name:
Bukola Elemide
Aṣa (pronounced [/a∫a]) is a French songwriter and singer of Nigerian origin (born Bukola Elemide January 1st 1970, Paris, France).

Nicknamed Aṣa (little hawk) because she often ran away and changed directions as a youngster, she returned to Lagos in Nigeria with her family at the age of two. Her mother was a shopkeeper and her father shot video reports for weddings.

Settled in Paris in 2004, she worked with Manu Dibango and has been influenced by pop, reggae and African traditional sounds, more particularly by Bob Marley and Fela Kuti’s songs. Her manager Janet introduced her to Cobhams Asuquo in 2004, who in turn became her musical partner. Signed to the Naïve label, Aṣa recorded her debut album with producer Christophe Dupouy, which has been hailed as one of the best African albums of 2007.


WN 145137 Aṣa - Aṣa album art Aṣa Aṣa (Album) Naïve WN 145137 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
NV818971 Aṣa - Live In Paris album art Aṣa Live In Paris (Album) Naïve, Naïve NV818971 France 2009 Sell This Version
NV822111 Aṣa - Beautiful Imperfection album art Aṣa Beautiful Imperfection (Album) Naïve NV822111 France 2010 Sell This Version
n.d. Aṣa - ILU album art Aṣa ILU(CD, Album, Car) Questionmark Entertainment n.d. Nigeria 2013 Sell This Version
NV831211 Aṣa - Bed Of Stone album art Aṣa Bed Of Stone (Album) Naïve NV831211 France 2014 Sell This Version
3368946 Aṣa - Lucid album art Aṣa Lucid(LP, Album) Wagram Music 3368946 France 2019 Sell This Version