Nigerian singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Bukola Elemide, better known as Asa, has revealed that she lost her virginity at the age of 28 – but was quick to have added that she was not proud of it.
Speaking in a rare interview with media personality, Funmi Iyanda, the 35-year-old singer talked about battling with depression and waiting for many years before having sex.
Though granted in 2015, the interview was published on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
In the interview, she also talked about her preference in men and admitted that she compromised on them, as she got older.
Asa talking to @Funmilola about being a virgin till she turned 28. pic.twitter.com/0Mfj5Tvj11
— Wole II (@Kingwole) October 22, 2017
She told her interviewer:
“I never wanted to date any artiste. On the day I lost my virginity, I called my manger, Janet to tell her and she was surprised that I was a very late starter. I also called my mum and she didn’t have any advice, she said, “it will be painful at first’, and I was there wondering what she was saying.
“I am ashamed to say I lost my virginity at 28, so don’t clap for me. Perhaps one of the reasons why I lost my virginity that late was because I was shy and somewhere else where I was too focused on my career that I didn’t even think about having sex.”
On allegations of lesbianism, she said:
“I sued someone for writing that I was a lesbian and I regret doing so. In hindsight I don’t think it was necessary but a lot of people nudged me to sue the writer.”
Watch Full Interview Below: