Bukola Elemide popularly known by her stage name as Aṣa (pronounced “Asha” in Yoruba) is a famous Nigerian singer, songwriter, stage performer and a recording artiste. She was born on 17thSeptember 1982 in Paris, France. Asa was born in Paris, France to her Nigerian parents. Her family later returned to Nigeria when she was 2 years old. Aṣa grew up in Lagos State in the south western part of Nigeria, where she completed both her primary and secondary school education and obtained both her First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.