Fans have continued to show their appreciation to Afro-soul superstar, Asa Elemide, on social media following the release of her new song ‘Beginning’ after a five-year hiatus.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ‘Eyo’ singer dropped a new song and video on Tuesday, her first since 2014.
On her Instagram page, @asaofficial, she wrote, “Here is to you, ‘The Beginning’. For me, a reset, a rebirth. I hope you love it as much as I do. Thank you for all your love and patience.”
Fans have taken the message and song to heart and showed their gratitude across social media. They thanked the singer for ‘blessing’ them with a timely song, noting that it was worth the wait.
@Omoaye1 tweeted, “Thank you so much Queen ASA, your output radiates purity and genuine work of art. The wait is worth it. You are celebrated.”
@Abeltesfaye said, “Welcome back, your grace.”
@iGordon said, “Nothing good comes easy. We wait even if it’s forever.”
@MarshallOsutelu wrote, “Thank you very much for this. God will keep you and bless your life. It was worth the wait.”
@Chocmuse tweeted, “We love a queen that makes pure art, and the wait worthwhile.”
NAN reports that in the track, she explores the complexities of human relationships. She sings that to move forward, one must shed all dead weight and return to the beginning.
Apart from the strong vocals, the lyrics in the sound mirror the classic Asa style but with a much deeper message that echoes the song’s title.
In the video, Asa sits pensively in different desolate settings and dramatically performs the song as she walks on the streets; representing a deserved comeback.
Asa has released several albums including, “Asa’’, which charted radios across Europe, Asia and Africa and went on win the prestigious French Constantin Award in 2008.
Other albums released include: Beautiful Imperfection in collaboration with a French composer Nicolas Mollard, “Bed of Stone’’ released in August 2014.
Troll Lashes Out at Regina Daniels Mum for Sharing Photo in Bum Shorts
A troll has attacked Rita Daniels, the mother of Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels for sharing her bum photo on social media.
Rita who is currently under the care of her billionaire 60-year-old son-in-law took to Instagram to share a photo of herself looking like a 16-year-old teenager.
She captioned the photo ”The day you plant the seed is not the day you will eat the fruit.”
While the multitudes are showering Regina Daniel’s mother all the love in this world, an Instagram user lambasted Rita for giving out her daughter to an old man for the benefits attached.
He wrote “That’s why you seed your little daughter into the life of 70 plus old man so that you will be eating fruits, some of your mates are living happily with their husbands, you’re here wearing bomshort on IG, sugar mummy.”
Burna Boy Nominated Again for Grammy Awards
Burna Boy’s latest album ‘Twice As Tall’ has gotten him a second shot at winning a Grammy.
The talented singer, on Monday, bagged a World Music Album nomination alongside Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar, and Tianariwen.
Antibalas is an American afrobeat band modelled after Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band while Bebel Gilberto is a popular Brazilian-American singer.
Anoushka Shankar is a British Indian sitar player and composer while Tianariwen is a group of northern Malian singers.
In October, the Recording Academy announced the renaming of the ‘Best World Music Album’ to ‘Best Global Music Album.’
Burna Boy, 29, lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category in January 2020. Beninese music legend, Angelique Kidjo, won the award.
‘Twice As Tall’ which is Burna Boy’s fifth album was released in August. Burna Boy, his mum cum manager, Bosede Ogulu, and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, were the executive producers.
The album was produced by Telz, P2J, Timbaland, Leriq, Rexxie, Skread, Andre Harris, Jae5, Mike Dean, and many more.
It also featured guest appearances from Naughty by Nature, the Kenyan band Sauti Sol, Senegal’s musical titan, Youssou N’Dour, and Chris Martin of Coldplay.
Should Burna Boy win, he will become Nigeria’s second Grammy winner after Sikiru Adepoju.
In a related development, Nigerian singer, Mr Eazi, has just won an Urban Music Album award at the Latin Grammy for his feature on Colombian reggaeton singer, J Balvin’s fifth and his sixth overall album.
Mr Eazi was featured on track nine, ‘Arcoiris’ on ‘Colores.’
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will hold on January 31, 2021, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The award will recognise the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, running from September 1, 2019, to August 31, 2020.
My Boyfriend Left Me Because I Messed Up – DJ Cuppy
DJ Cuppy has revealed that she messed up her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and talent manager, Asa Asika.
Asa and DJ Cuppy who is the daughter of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, used to be an item a few years ago until they both went their separate ways.
DJ Cuppy had a Twitter question and answer session with her fans on Friday, November 20.
One of her fans asked
”@cuppymusic What’s your ex-boyfriend’s name and why did you break up? #AskCuppyAnything,”
Responding, DJ Cuppy wrote: “His name is @AsaAsika and I messed it up.”