Nigerian legendary singer Bukola Elemide popularly known as Asa looks stunning and radiant in new photos as she covers the latest edition of Schick magazine.
In her interview with the magazine, the singer talked about her long break from music, being an intersectional feminist, living and dating under the international spotlight.
The issue looks into the life and work of the award-winning singer, discussing her five-year hiatus from the music scene, the cultural influences that have shaped both her and her craft, and the real change she wants to see in Nigeria.
See excerpts from her interview below;
“Music is subjective, some will like what you do, and some won’t. One day, you’re in a 5-star hotel, the next, in a below 1-star hotel. Life is full of ups and downs, and that’s what makes it stimulating. I think the most important thing is never to lose sight of who you are and your purpose in life.”
On Her Personality:
“I don’t take myself too seriously. People think I’m a little uptight, but I like meeting and learning about people. Once we get past the introduction, I end up becoming the class clown!”
On Being a Woman
“You are simply an angry feminist. No one looks at the fact that being a strong woman is the influence of good parenting and society.”
On Love & Dating:
“It’s either guys think they aren’t in your league or you have 150 sailors waiting at every port to swoon at your feet! Either way, it can be quite lonely and difficult to find someone who doesn’t mind taking the back seat to see you grow and wilfully take you for all you are.”
About the cover, Schick magazine writes:
“A unique voice that needs no introduction, we reveal Nigerian international soul sensation @AsaOfficial as our new Cover Star for “Our Summer Issue” The Parisian-born singer talks about her new upcoming album, Lucid, her career journey, dating under the international spotlight and everything else in between on set at Castle Lavender Farm, Kent.”