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Nigerian singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Asa Elemide a.k.a Asa has released her first single, “The Beginning,’’ after a five-year hiatus.
Asa revealed on Twitter that the single is the opening track off her forthcoming studio album.
The singer had earlier on her Instagram handle, @asaofficial shared her hopes that the song would be a worthy comeback that would satisfy fans after her five-year break from music.
The song is a melodious post-break-up song that details the residual love still between the warring partners.
Aṣa’s music influences grew from her father’s music collection built up from his work as a cinematographer, with records featuring American, Nigerian and African soul classics such as Mavin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Sunny Ade, Diana Ross, Miriam Makeba.
She has released several albums including, “Asa’’, which was aired on radios across Europe, Asia and Africa and went on win the prestigious French Constantin Award in 2008, where she was voted best fresh talent of 10 singers or groups by a jury of 19 music-industry specialists in Paris.
Other albums released include: Beautiful Imperfection in collaboration with a French composer Nicolas Mollard, “Bed of Stone’’ released in August 2014 and the singer went on a world tour from 2015 to 2017.