Bukola Elemide (born September 17, 1982), known professionally as Aṣa, 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 years old. Her parents hails from Itoku, Abeokuta South local government area, Ogun State, Nigeria
In 2004, Asa met her manager and friend, Janet Nwose, who introduced her to Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo, who later became the producer of her first studio album Asa (Asha).