With a myriad of wide ranging musical and creative influences the internationally celebrated Nigerian music star Asa has always forged her own path with her trailblazing sounds and song-writing. Today she returns with the release of her dreamy brand-new single Mayana and its breath-taking visuals. Produced by the exciting Nigerian producer P Priime and taking cues from Pop Afrobeat R&B and Soul sounds Mayana is a mesmerising marriage of rhythmic hip-shaking percussion and Asas sultry laid-back vocals that will no doubt ensure that this song is on repeat on airwaves and speakers across the globe. Shot in Ghana the songs cinematic clip sees Asa reconnecting with the talented Nigerian director and photographer Meji Alabi to create something that was simply about showing off young vibrant colourful fashionable Black people. Showing who we are and what we are about.
Speaking on the new single Mayana Asa said
Usually when I write a song I would make melodies with bits of words here and there. Mayana stuck. I didnt know what it meant. The usual thing Id do is look for another word. I knew I wanted it to mean something good to this person I am singing to like his forever. So I Googled the word and voila! It means Healer tomorrow..
The new single is taken from Asas eagerly anticipated forthcoming fifth album and was born out of a last-minute decision to return to her home in Nigeria when the European leg of her tour had been paused due to the pandemic where she started working on new music with a certain care freeness letting go trusting in the process and allowing myself to be vulnerable and connecting with some of the brilliant artists and creative from the country and across the continent. With the promise of more new music in 2022 next year will also see Asa bring her invigorating one of a kind live performance offering to London for a headline show at the iconic Royal Albert Hall on May 3rd.