At the Faulk Central Library we decided to revamp our World music section and added a lot of music from Africa just recently. In the process of finding the most representative African artists that were missing in our collection, Asa, a new voice from Nigeria came to our attention.
Asa grew up between Nigeria and France. She had the passion for singing since she was a child. Her distinctive style and voice made it harder for her to succeed as a singer in her native Nigeria but little by little she was able to succeed. Under the wing of a good producer, she was able to enjoy the freedom to write and compose her own music. When a teenager, Asa says she was very different from everybody else, and it was hard for her. As a musician, you can also see that she is one of a kind. Her melodies, arrangements and lyrics written both in English and Yoruba are very unique and beautiful.
Here are the titles we recently added for your enjoyment: