Veteran Nigerian musician, Bukola Elemide, popularly known by her stage name Asa has admitted to almost quitting music twice.
The 39-year-old, while speaking in an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, explained that she experienced a tough time before putting out her last album, Lucid in 2019.
Asa said “Twice, I almost gave it up. Maybe before my last album. I didn’t like what the people involved with music did with the business part of it. People don’t know how you wrote the song and came about it,” the songstress said.
“But they come and turn everything upside down. I don’t like that. It takes me away from my path, that thing I had that never made me waiver. With these guys, it’s foggy, and I hate that. Music that I loved became a job.
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“But I’m past that now. When people come to me to say thank you, I was down and depressed. I have people who told me that’s not a place to go. You have to keep doing it, to keep going. People want you to continue.
“And I thought it’s quite selfish of me to think that way. I thought maybe I should listen more to people, celebrate more, and let people say all these good things they say about me rather than tell myself I’m not there yet.”