Rising Star Ali Freedom, Aka Vasa To Redefine Nigeria’s Afrosoul Sound


In the heart of Lagos, a musical prodigy is making waves with his soulful melodies and poetic lyrics. 

Meet Ali Freedom, professionally known as VASA, an 18-year-old sensation hailing from Benue state, Nigeria. Recently signed to Ize Records, VASA is quickly becoming a household name, captivating audiences with its distinctive blend of Afro beats and Afro Soul. In an exclusive interview, VASA shared his inspiring journey into the music industry. "I've always been a lover of good music, but it wasn't until 2020 that I started recording professionally," he said. "My passion for music runs deep; it's not just a hobby for me, it's my life."

VASA's musical prowess caught the attention of fans and industry insiders alike through his captivating freestyles on social media platforms like TikTok. His unique style, a fusion of soulful melodies under the Afrobeat umbrella, sets him apart in a crowded music landscape. Speaking about his music, VASA explained, "My vocals, songwriting abilities, and pen game are something you don't hear every day. I draw inspiration from personal experiences and legends in the industry, infusing my passion into every note."

VASA's journey took a significant turn when he won a talent show at his school, propelling him further into the limelight. "My cousin, who is also an artist, and his friend, a producer, influenced me greatly. They made me fall in love with music even more," he shared.

Through his connection with a dancer named Vickdance and his friend Junkie, he found his way to Ize Records, where he's now signed.


With two tracks already released, titled "Bolanle" and "Teriza," VASA's music is making its mark on the Nigerian music scene. Despite being a newcomer, his music and videos have found their way to TV channels and radio stations nationwide. Through his artistry, VASA is not just creating music; he is crafting experiences, eliciting emotions, and shaping the future of Afrobeat and Afro Soul. His ability to seamlessly blend genres and infuse his music with genuine emotion has set him apart as a true trailblazer in the industry.

When asked about his unique style and goals, VASA said, "My music is my escape from pain, a place where I find solace and peace. I want to change the narrative around music, making people see it differently. I aim to pave the way for a new generation of superstars and contribute philanthropically to society."

Excitingly, VASA revealed that he is currently working on his first body of work, a project that promises to showcase his artistry and creativity in its purest form. As he continues to capture hearts with his soul-stirring tunes, the world eagerly anticipates what this young artist will bring next.


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