There’s An Asa Song For Every Kind Of Love

It’s women’s month, and I’m so happy to kick off this significant time of the year with a fun article highlighting one of my favourite women, the talented songbird Asa. She’s my G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time). Asa is someone I can listen to all day, every day, with every song and every album on repeat, with no skips but occasional repeats for some of my all-time favourites. With a cup of tea and a lit candle chilling at home or work while I get through my day with one task after another, Asa rides with me through it all. She’s the singer of some songs that could qualify as the “soundtrack to my life” at various stages of my life, and she may not know it, but she’s definitely helped me through some rough times.

It’s ironic because I’m not a big fan of love songs, but when Asa sings about love, she has my whole heart. I don’t like to admit it, but I’m truly a lover girl at heart and obsessed with the way Asa sings about love. It’s not corny, it’s not tacky, it’s not overbearing and exposed, but it’s deep, and it’s real, and it’s just how I love to listen to love. Please take your Westlife and the rest away from this place. LOL. I could write mutiple worship articles about Asa, but we’d start with this one. Leaving the month of love into the month of celebrating women, this seemed like the perfect fit today.

I’ve picked five love stories or scenarios and paired them with some of Asa’s love songs, but more where they came from so maybe I’ll do a part 2 or make this a series? I really think someone should look into a musical featuring her songs, like Mama Mia, but instead of ABBA, it’d be Asa. If you steal this idea, you’re welcome; just include me somehow. I don’t know how, but I’d love to be a part of it.

IDG (I Don’t Go)
Album: V

I don’t go where no love
Where my home o
Find my way home

This is a song for free spirits who prioritize love and happiness for themselves first and foremost. It is a simple story of self-love: We should never go where we are not wanted or where we are not loved. Find your way home to love and comfort. You don’t have to put up with a love-less situation to make others happy at the expense of your happiness. After all, if you don’t prioritize loving yourself, you might find it harder to love others.

Good Times
Album: V

They say blood is thicker than watеr
Some friends are loyal than brothers (true true)
It’s whom I run to when life sometimes gets hard

Platonic love, this song celebrates true, genuine friendship. Through life’s ups and downs, you know you can count on this one true friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Until We Try
Album: Lucid

Baby, you’ll never know
Until we try, until we try this lo
I’ve been around the world
But you’re the only one my heart
The only one my heart beats for

This song feels like besties (or two people who are fond of each other) who want to take it to another level but are afraid to spoil the friendship they’ve built. But the only way to truly know if love can succeed is by giving it a chance and putting in the effort rather than letting fear hold you back.

Show Me Off
Album: V

Show me off, Show me to the world
I wanna live my life with you

A sweet love song, a bold proclamation of love, however, she’s begging to take this relationship to a new level. What may have started as a secret relationship is no longer enough for her. This girl is in love and having the best time with her partner, but now she wants her partner to love her out loud.

The Beginning
Album: Lucid

One of us must have a last say
Words like dagger, we try to hurt each other
There’s no other way until one surrenders
We’ve been like this for days
Let’s go back to the beginning

This song explores the bittersweet nature of love. It’s a story of love that has gone cold, and now she’s longing for the relationship to go back to where it all began.

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G.O.A.T.
Acronym for Greatest Of All Time

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Ms. Eki Ogunbor has been appointed Lifestyle Editor at Large of THEWILL DOWNTOWN.
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Eki Ogunbor has a Vogue Fashion Certificate from Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design and also attended Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the University of Kent. Eki headed the Design Operations at a top Nigerian womenswear fashion brand before developing her own brand, KISARA. She is the Editor-At-Large at THEWILL DOWNTOWN.

Ms. Eki Ogunbor has been appointed Lifestyle Editor at Large of THEWILL DOWNTOWN.

About Author / Eki Ogunbor

Eki Ogunbor has a Vogue Fashion Certificate from Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design and also attended Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the University of Kent. Eki headed the Design Operations at a top Nigerian womenswear fashion brand before developing her own brand, KISARA. She is the Editor-At-Large at THEWILL DOWNTOWN.

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