The international music star, Bukola Elemide, known as Asa revealed that she was not happy about her parent’s height.
She explained that her parents were short and would like to married a guy, the award-winning singer and songwriter said during a recent interview with Bolanle Olukanni for Ndani TV’s show, The Juice.
Asa said, “I am crazy for tall guys. They could be dark. If you are dark, be very dark. Then, it takes me time to think, ‘Does he have a brain?’ If my future man is short, if I ever get married, I won’t complain. I do hope he is not short, because my parents were short and I wasn’t happy about that.”
She said, “I just never trusted people; maybe it was (because) my father told me all the time that ‘you can’t trust people’. I think people just didn’t get me. When I started performing publicly, I didn’t come out as a singer. I came out as a dancer. That thing was inside me saying, ‘Why is your voice like this? Why do you sound like this? Why do you walk like this? Who do you think you are’?
“So, I just went into my world and performed to an imaginary audience. When my first album came out, I did not expect it was going to be that big. I was shy and slightly embarrassed. I thought I was not ready and still needed to do more work.”
Asa said, is very tough for women to succees in the Nigerian music industry due to patriarchy