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