Bukola Elemide (born 17 September 1982), professionally known 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 hail from Itoku, Abeokuta South local government area, Ogun State, Nigeria. Aṣa grew up in Lagos city, in the southwestern part of Nigeria, and 18 years later, returned to Paris, where her life as an artist took off. She has three older brothers.