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: 8 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

Banky W
Banky W
Minjin
Minjin
Umu Obiligbo
Umu Obiligbo
Cynthia...
Cynthia...
Wande Coal
Wande Coal
Brymo
Brymo
BNXN
BNXN
Ceeza Milli
Ceeza Milli
Waje
Waje
Shatta Wale
Shatta Wale
CDQ
CDQ
Burna Boy
Burna Boy
Zlatan
Zlatan
D’Banj
D’Banj
Rayce
Rayce
Emo Grae
Emo Grae
Dablixx
Dablixx
Chidinma
Chidinma
Wizkid
Wizkid
Vector
Vector
Mohbad
Mohbad
JoeEL
JoeEL
Tems
Tems
Lilyungage
Lilyungage
Davido
Davido
Bracket
Bracket
Olamide
Olamide
Saheed Osupa
Saheed Osupa
Dre San
Dre San
Terry Apala
Terry Apala
BOJ
BOJ
Idahams
Idahams
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj
Barry Jhay
Barry Jhay
Skaa
Skaa
Lamboginny
Lamboginny
Bella Shmurda
Bella Shmurda
Falz
Falz
Boy Spyce
Boy Spyce
Ruffcoin
Ruffcoin
NAIJAKIT.COM