A young Nigerian singer by the name of Asa (pronounced Asha) is currently causing a stir with a debut album called Naïve. Asa’s subtle mix of soul, folk and pop, cleverly interwoven with her African roots has already gained attention. Featuring impeccable percussion, a funky Hammond organ, reggae-infused bass and contributions from celebrity flautist Magic Malik, Asa’s debut album contains two stand-out tracks: Jailer, a song about “the irony of oppression, not just political or racial oppression, but the kind that operates in everyday life” and Fire on the mountain.
Asa’s singing is deep and beautiful! She is a rising star and I love her!
Fire on the mountain