ASA TO BECOME MTV AMBASSADOR?
In spite of a few unsavoury reviews by some international critics who do not understand the colour of her music, Nigerian-born soul kid Asa is not stopping in her quest to conquer the world. The 25 year-old musician, born Bukola Elemide is building an amazing followership across the world, finding her way to mainstream music caucuses, and moving impressive untis of her debut solo album.
And, as if to add icing on the cake, sources told Glitz beat last week that urbane music channel MTV is considering making her an official ambassador for the continent of africa. Although no official pronouncements have been made, a report on her official Myspace indicates she has been ‘approached by MTV to be ambassador for africa’. And a report on bbc.co.uk reads in part ‘… she is currently being approached by MTV to take up the role of ambassador for Africa…’ Meanwhile, Asa’s eponymous album was released in the UK on February 18.
Judging from the performance schedule on her official myspace page, the rapidly-rising singer is not expected back home until later in May. The singer has a long string of performances across Europe, but will take a three-week break on May 25th, after performning at the Africa International Festival in Frankfurt.