Award-winning singer, songwriter and performer Bukola Elemide, professionally known as Asa, had people talking on social media platforms as she performed her hit song “Fire On The Mountain” at an event that had president Muhammadu Buhari present.
The legendary singer Asa and her band performed her popular song ‘Fire On The Mountain’ during the NNPC relaunch, which was attended by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Channels TV in a video uploaded on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, the artist performed the song in front of the President at the reopening of NNPC; nonetheless, the video has elicited multiple comments on social media from music fans and Nigerians.
Watch the vide video below:
@Asa_official sings “Fire On The Mountain” at the relaunch of the NNPC in the presence of President Buhari. pic.twitter.com/m83OCpJyvC
— Channels Television (@channelstv) July 19, 2022
After the video went viral, people reacted on social media by discussing the meaning of the song the artist released in 2007.
At the launch of NNPC Limited earlier today, the musician Asa performed her hit song FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN…
Buhari and his gang were smiling away but refused to get the message.
— Malachy Odo II (@MalachyOdo1) July 19, 2022
The people that invited Asa never knew she did a song called Fire on the mountain, if they knew, they would have warned her not to sing it….they need to operate some of you people’s brains
— Souljah (@jeffphilips1) July 19, 2022
Asa’s rendition of “Fire on the mountain” at the NNPC Ltd unveiling is a direct message to Nigeria leaders including Nigeria President who is on ground. I do hope they hear the message and not just enjoy the tune.
God bless NG.
Ajah | Obi Cubana | Pastor Dami | One Million Boys pic.twitter.com/1SHMgdJc6I
— Lino Isawhe (@LinoIsawhe) July 19, 2022
How did NNPC/APC gaffe and allow Asa come on stage to sing fire on the mountain, dressed in all black? In front of Buhari? 😂. Clueless people without intuition and sense of symbolism
— Michael Banks (@AceofThought) July 19, 2022
Is Asa singing There’s Fire On The Mountain at the unveiling of NNPC Limited deliberate?
Whatever the answer is, this is one of the loudest protests ever with Mr President sitting across her.#NNPCLtd
— bisuclef (@bisuclef) July 19, 2022
Asa was invited to sing at the NNPC re-launch with Buhari in attendance. Guess the song she chose to sing? “There is fire on the mountain.” No one can convince me that this was not on purpose . I saw what you did there our lovely sister. God bless you for passing the message.
— DR.PENKING™ 🇦🇺🇳🇬 #PeterObi (@drpenking) July 19, 2022
Singing “fire on the mountain” is a subtle dig towards d govt. I expect any sound individual to get that. Instead, I’m even scared for Asa given how intolerant the FG is towards protests. My concern is whether PMB will pay up her balance given the situation on ground. No shades.
— MisYarn (@_misyarn) July 19, 2022
Asa sang “fire on the mountain” at the relaunch of NNPC and I wonder if this our leaders understand the powerful lyrics that the song entails@Asa
— JFA👊✊(Justice for All) (@LawrenceDaren) July 19, 2022
Asa’s “Fire on the Mountain” performance at the launching of the new NNPC LLC was a strategic message. I wonder if it made any difference to the political leaders who graced the occasion.
— The Phoenix (@seanfelix) July 19, 2022