Asa: “Islam influences the way I write my songs”

Asa: “Islam influences the way I write my songs”

Nigeria – French singer, Asa, says her Islamic background has helped to influence some of her music.

The ‘Jailer’ crooner who is currently on a tour of Europe for her album ‘Bed of stone’ told My Africa Postcast, during a chat that Islam has without doubt played a vital role in her story story as a musician.


According to her, the religion (Islam) has influenced the way she sees things and also writes.

“I come from a Muslim background and I actually had to stint with Islam. I was a Muslim for about two years or three,” she said.


She narrated that “After high school, I lived with my grandparents who were Muslims from Lagos Island and yes it did influence the way I see things and the way I write”.


The fantastic singer believes that Islam was the inspiration behind her successful single ‘Awe’ which was a hit out of her highly successful album.


“It influenced the song ‘Awe’. You see, just near where I used to live, there was a Mosque and had a Muzeddin who calls out prayers. He would rise early in the morning by 5 O’Clock and call “Allaaah hu akbar” that was amazing, it just inspired ‘Awe’ so, yea, Islam and Christianity will always be part of my history,” said Asa.

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