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How My Islamic Background Shaped My Music Today – Asa



Internationally acclaimed recording artist, Asa has revealed that she was once a Muslim and that Islam played an important role in her style of music.
In an interview with Us: Asa told us about her Islamic background and how it influenced her music.
“I come from a Muslim background, and I actually had a stint with Islam. I was a Muslim for about 2 years or 3 years. I was a Muslim after high school because 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 emphasize 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.”
The singer currently is on a European tour for her album, ‘Bed of Stone’, visiting major cities on the continent.

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