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Singer, Asa reveals reason for her urge for tall guys

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Asa also stated that when she started her music career, she was wary of opinions about her voice.

Nigerian singer and songwriter, Bukola Elemide, popularly known as Asa, has revealed why she has a thing for tall men.

The ‘Femi mo’ crooner, in an interview with Ndani TV, stated that she was not happy that her parents were short.

The International music star said, “I am crazy for tall guys. They could be dark. If you are dark, be very dark. Then, it takes me time to think, ‘Does he have a brain?’ If my future man is short, if I ever get married, I won’t complain. I do hope he is not short, because my parents were short and I wasn’t happy about that.”

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The Europe-based singer said, “I just never trusted people; maybe it was (because) my father told me all the time that ‘you can’t trust people’. I think people just didn’t get me. When I started performing publicly, I didn’t come out as a singer. I came out as a dancer. That thing was inside me saying, ‘Why is your voice like this? Why do you sound like this? Why do you walk like this? Who do you think you are’? So, I just went into my world and performed to an imaginary audience. When my first album came out, I did not expect it was going to be that big. I was shy and slightly embarrassed. I thought I was not ready and still needed to do more work.”

Asa also stated that patriarchy made it hard for women to succeed in the Nigerian music industry. She said, “I am glad that more ladies are coming out and doing really awesome work. Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Simi, Teni, Niniola, Tems and others are awesome. Patriarchy makes it hard for women. We need more women and when we have more women, they would be more encouraged.”

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Grammy winner, Kidjo meets Asa, spoke fluent Yoruba (Video) ..


Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo is currently in Lagos, Nigeria, and she visited Smooth FM this morning for an interview.

While saying hello to the staff at the studio, Angelique spoke fluent Yoruba.

Nigerian singer Asa also visited the studio and both women were happy to see each other.


Angelique is seen drawing Asa in for a long hug before complimenting her footwear. They also spoke Yoruba to each other.

Angelique Kidjo, who will be performing in Lagos, Nigeria, said it will be her first time performing in the state.

“This is my first time in Lagos… My first time playing in Lagos. The last time I was here was in ’93. I left here at 13 years old.”

She added that her father was “too afraid” of her mum to bring her here because he feared if she comes here, she won’t want to go back to resume school.


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