How My Islamic Background Shaped My Music Today - ASA

Date: 17-02-2015 4:24 pm (7 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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Internationally acclaimed recording artist, Asa has revealed that she was once a Muslim and that Islam played an important role in her style of music.
In an interview with Us: Asa told us about her Islamic background and how it influenced her music.
“I come from a Muslim background, and I actually had a stint with Islam. I was a Muslim for about 2 years or 3 years. I was a Muslim after high school because I lived with my grandparents. My grandparents were Muslims from Lagos Island, and yes it did influence the way I see things and the way I write.”
Asa further went on to emphasize the inspiration she received, crediting Islam as the major factor behind her song ‘Awé’, a single of her hugely successful self-titled debut album, ‘Asa’.
“It influenced the song ‘Awé’. You see just near where I used to live, there was a mosque, and we had a munedžim who calls out prayers.
“He would early morning by 5 O’clock, ‘Allaaaah’. That was amazing, It just inspired ‘Away’, so yeah, Islam, Christianity is always going to be part of my history."

The singer currently is on a European tour for her album, ‘Bed of Stone’, visiting major cities on the continent.


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- bankadetoun at 17-02-2015 04:40 PM (7 years ago)
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- echeeche at 17-02-2015 04:46 PM (7 years ago)
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Give your life to God forget story
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- tokslucci at 17-02-2015 04:58 PM (7 years ago)
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- mibnuu at 17-02-2015 05:19 PM (7 years ago)
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- martinsohion at 17-02-2015 05:19 PM (7 years ago)
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the first time i heard her music was in a shopping mall in hamburg (mr jailer)nd a friend told me she was a nigerian, God bless ur work we are proud of u Cool
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- danni105 at 17-02-2015 05:40 PM (7 years ago)
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- danni105 at 17-02-2015 05:41 PM (7 years ago)
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- joromy at 17-02-2015 05:47 PM (7 years ago)
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- dareper at 17-02-2015 07:11 PM (7 years ago)
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I see, u 4 remain there and see if ur life we be the same as now.
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- paulohking at 17-02-2015 09:13 PM (7 years ago)
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- kebella at 17-02-2015 10:55 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: dareper on 17-02-2015 07:11 PM
I see, u 4 remain there and see if ur life e be the same as now.
Cheesy ; D

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- charlesomo at 18-02-2015 12:32 AM (7 years ago)
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Asa i happy for you o, but as you live islam so abeg dont even think about it again abeg please just remain whit jesus ok.
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- discollins at 18-02-2015 08:53 AM (7 years ago)
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Great musician!
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- Solidstonez at 18-02-2015 02:59 PM (7 years ago)
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Great choice

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