Nigerian-French singer, songwriter and recording artist, Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa, has disclosed why she is yet to get married at the age of 36.
She made this revelation during an interview with Bolanle Olukani, where she discussed her personal life and career.
According to Asa, she could be a selfish person, and her prospective husbands find it difficult to adjust to her daily schedule and her plan of things.
The singer also gave an example of her previous relationship, where her partner understood not to interrupt her schedule.
“As I grow older I become selfish, I have a routine now, for instance the time I wake up, can he respect it?
The guy I was in a relationship with, he is an English man, so he knows ‘don’t go to her early in the morning’.
8 O’clock, I am all yours, do whatever you want, I am okay.”
In this interview, Asa talked about everything, from growing up as a young artistic girl in Jos, Nigeria, starting out as a dancer, and embracing her musical talents. She mentioned that her last body of work was inspired by love and heartbreak.
“I was experiencing new things, I was experiencing love, and the new. I was always so serious as a kid, and I had a lot to prove. Growing up, people believed that if you have to be a singer, then, you have to be loose, but I had to prove that that was a very wrong perception…. coming out of a tour, for me, it comes with depression.”
Talking about the kind of guys she gets attracted to, Asa states that she loves tall and dark guys, and after a while she checks to see if he is intellectually sound.
When she is in her writing process, she said it’s imperative that there is a window, ”That early hour of the day is just me, and it is so profound because I have made the best decisions of my life at dawn.”
She also spoke on her perception of Nigeria, when it comes to female artistes, ”I am glad that there are more ladies coming out doing awesome work, I mean, there is Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Simi, my girl; Teni, her sister too, Niniola,Temz, and that is encouraging for the young artistes. Patriarchy, has made it hard, for some reason, they are not supportive to the women, and it is wrong, I think the first thing is for more women to come on board.”
When asked the kind of legacy she wants to leave, she said; ”I want to be somebody who made other people want to do what I am doing, Fela Kuti is always celebrated all the time, with the shrine, and festivals, but I would never forget him because he made me want to use my lyrics to pass on messages. He used his song for something, that’s what I want to be.”
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