Popular singer, Asa has come out to say that internet criminals a.k.a Yahoo Boys emptied her account last year.
She revealed this during a recent interview with Cool FM.
The singer made the statement when she talked about her admiration for controversial Nigerian rapper, Naira Marley.
According to her, she loves Naira Marley and she considers herself a Marlian.
Her words, “I think I’m a Marlian. I love him, I think he is awesome.”
She added, “Yahoo Boys emptied my bank account, but we won’t go into that.”
Do you agree?
Aṣa, born Bukola Elemide 17 September 1982) is a Nigerian-French singer, songwriter, and recording artist.
Aṣa was born in Paris to Nigerian parents who were working and studying cinematography in France. Her family returned to live in Nigeria when she was two. Aṣa grew up in Lagos city, in the south-western part of Nigeria, and 18 years later, returned to Paris, where her life as an artist took off.
Asa’s music influences grew over the years from the collection of great music her father had built up for his work as a cinematographer. These records featuring American, Nigerian and African soul classics, included musical greats such as Marvin Gaye, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, King Sunny Adé, Diana Ross, Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba. Aṣa went on to draw inspiration from them.
In 2004, Asa met her manager and friend, Janet Nwose, who introduced her to Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo, who in turn became the producer of her first studio album Asa (Asha).
On 14 May 2019, she released a new single titled “The Beginning” and on 25 June 2019 she released the single “Good Thing”. On 11 September 2019, she announced on her Twitter page that her new album, Lucid, will be released on 11 October 2019.