Asa ‘My Muslim background inspired me’

In a chat with My Africa Podcast, Asa, told show host,
Andre Blaze, about her inspirational background,
revealing how much time she spent following the
teachings of Islam.

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Asa has revealed that her time spent as a Muslim plays
a very important role in her music.
The singer currently is on a European tour for her
album, ‘Bed of Stone’, visiting major cities on the
continent.
In a chat with My Africa Podcast, Asa, told show host,
Andre Blaze, about her inspirational background,
revealing how much time she spent following the
teachings of Islam.
“I come from a Muslim background, and I actually had a
stint with Islam. I was a Muslim for about 2 years or
3?” Asa said.
“I was after high school I lived with my grandparents.
My grandparents were Muslims from Lagos Island, and
yes it did influence the way I see things and the way I
write.”
Asa further went on to emphasise the inspiration she
received, crediting Islam as the major factor behind her
song ‘Awé’, a single of her hugely successful self-titled
debut album, ‘Asa’ .
“It influenced the song ‘Awé’. You see just near where I
used to live, there was a mosque, and we had a
munedžim who calls out prayers.
“He would early morning by 5 O’clock, ‘Allaaaah’. That
was amazing, It just inspired ‘Away’, so yeah, Islam,
Christianity is always going to be part of my history.”

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