Asa, the Nigerian-French singer/songwriter has cleared the air on the perceived mysteriousness that surrounds her personality. The recording artist said this might be because her life on stage and as a musician is definitely very different compared to when at home and not performing.
“I think this is natural. This is who I am. Mysterious, I don’t know. Inasmuch in music, you need to be out there and you’re usually the centre of attention. You’re at a concert and everyone’s looking at you. I do like to live a very quiet, private life because it makes me happy. So my life on stage and as a musician is definitely very different when I’m home and not performing.”
Asa added that she prefers enjoys being quiet when she is not on stage because the stage is where she is has to impress her audience.
“And the contrast is that I’m on fire on stage and in the studio. I want to make sure I bring out something well-thought-out and present good work to the people because I know they expect that much from me. I’m the same person but I just like to really be quiet when I’m not on stage.”
On the difference between Asa on stage and elsewhere, the Nigerian songstress said that she hardly celebrates occasions like birthdays but seeing people coming out makes her happy. For this, she feels she owes a duty to appreciate people for their support.
“I hardly celebrate birthdays. And I’m always very appreciative when I get to perform in Lagos. I don’t do that a lot but whenever I do it, I’m very happy that people came out. Some of them know me, some of them just discovered me. It’s just a good thing to be before people and perform. To me, if you ask which one do I prefer, studio or stage: stage. The stage has always been my life. What I have lived for.”