Entertainment

I Had To Prove To Family I Wasn’t Sleeping Around As Artiste — Asa

I Had To Prove To Family I Wasn’t Sleeping Around As Artiste — Asa (Updated: 2 months ago)


Nigerian singer/songwriter, Asa has opened up on what she had to face as a female artiste at the top of her carrier.

She disclosed that she had to prove to her strict parents that she wasn't sleeping around.

Speaking with CNN’s Zain Asher at the Access Bank International Women’s Day conference in Lagos, she said, “In Paris, I don’t think about gender. (Rather), I have to fight being from Nigeria. Gender is not a problem. In Nigeria, I have to fight (for my) gender.”

The multi-award-winning artiste, who recently released her fifth album titled, V also noted that her gender had a profound effect on her behaviour in the early days of her career.

She said, “I was very aware of my femininity, so when I went into studios, I usually wore baggy clothing because I did not want to accentuate the fact that I was female. I did not want to bring attention to myself; I just wanted to do my job.”

According to Asa, those (fashion) choices led men to question her sexuality. “Some men would comment, ‘Are you even a woman? What’s wrong with you’?

“People think if one is a female artiste, one is sleeping around, so I had to prove that to family.”


Asa also stated that she struggled with her parents’ attitude to her upbringing, particularly her disciplinarian father. “It was a bootcamp at home.

He made us eat beans for a year, and insisted on the home help putting weevils (on), sprinkling them as protein,”
 she said.

Tags

Add a coment

Recent Posts

Victony
Victony
Busiswa
Busiswa
Simi
Simi
Spotless
Spotless
Rayvanny
Rayvanny
Vector
Vector
Lil Kesh
Lil Kesh
BlaqBonez
BlaqBonez
King Promise
King Promise
Young Jonn
Young Jonn
Yomi Blaze
Yomi Blaze
Sean Tizzle
Sean Tizzle
Jaywon
Jaywon
Chinko Ekun
Chinko Ekun
Fizzy Mayur
Fizzy Mayur
Zinoleesky
Zinoleesky
Dammy Krane
Dammy Krane
2Baba
2Baba
Samklef
Samklef
Popcaan
Popcaan
C Blvck
C Blvck
Emma Nyra
Emma Nyra
Ruffcoin
Ruffcoin
Drizz Ace
Drizz Ace
Patapaa
Patapaa
Wande Coal
Wande Coal
Nonso Amadi
Nonso Amadi
Saheed Osupa
Saheed Osupa
Dice Ailes
Dice Ailes
Wale
Wale
Zlatan
Zlatan
Shatta Wale
Shatta Wale
Oxlade
Oxlade
BNXN
BNXN
Terry Apala
Terry Apala
Tope Alabi
Tope Alabi
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj
Naeto C
Naeto C
Kida Kudz
Kida Kudz
Zuchu
Zuchu
NAIJAKIT.COM