Sasha P Biography: Age, Husband, Children, Awards & Net Worth

Sasha P – Emi Le Gan

Stage Name Sasha P
Real Name Anthonia Yetunde Alabi
Occupation Musician
Date Of Birth/Age 21st May, 1983 (41 years old)
Gender Female
Height 5.741feet
Weight
Place of Birth Ibadan State
State of Origin Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality Nigerian
Marital Status N/A
Education University of Lagos
Known for Emi Le Gan

Early Life and Education

Anthonia Yetunde Alabi, known by her stage name Sasha P, was born on May 21, 1983, in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. As the last of eight children, she faced the challenges of growing up in a single-parent household after her father’s passing. Raised by her mother, whom she affectionately called Sisi Fadekemi, Sasha P’s early exposure to music began in Ibadan. She pursued her education at the International School Ibadan before earning a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Lagos.

Career

Sasha P emerged as a luminary in the Nigerian hip-hop scene, breaking barriers in a male-dominated industry. Her journey began as a child in Ibadan, and she rose to prominence in the early 2000s, a time when few Nigerian women ventured into hip-hop. Her success marked a significant breakthrough for female artists in the genre.

She kicked off her music career by collaborating with artists and later signed with eLDee’s Trybe Records. Sasha P’s impact was felt with the release of her debut album, “First Lady,” under her record label STORM. Notable singles like “Emi Le Gan” and “Adara” garnered attention, earning her accolades, including the 2009 “Best Female Artist” award in the UK at the Women in Entertainment Awards.

Sasha P’s influence extended globally as she became the first Nigerian female artist to perform at the 20th anniversary of the World Music Awards in 2008. Her achievements also include being the first Nigerian female artist to win the Best Female Award at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).

Fashion Business

Sasha P delved into the world of fashion in 2004 as a bespoke designer. Over the years, she made significant strides in the industry, launching her own clothing label, Eclectic by Sasha, in August 2012. In 2013, Sasha P decided to take a hiatus from the music scene to focus on her fashion business. Undoubtedly, her contributions laid the foundation for subsequent generations of female musicians in Nigerian hip-hop. Her commitment to promoting Nigerian high street fashion and her luxury sneaker line, ORÌKÍ Shoe Line, showcased her versatility beyond music.

Humanitarian Work

Beyond her artistic pursuits, Sasha P is actively engaged in humanitarian work. She participated in initiatives such as the “Save a Street Child” campaign and the “Maternal Mortality” project, demonstrating her commitment to making a positive impact. Her role as a motivational speaker and involvement in campaigns against violence towards women further underscores her dedication to social responsibility.

Husband and Kids

Sasha P has kept her personal life relatively private. Currently single, she has directed her focus towards her business ventures and continues to inspire through her various projects.

Sasha P
Sasha P

Impact and Influence

Sasha P’s legacy extends beyond her musical achievements. Her pioneering role in Nigerian hip-hop opened doors for female artists, and her commitment to social causes reflects a holistic approach to success. As the “First Lady of Nigerian Hip Hop,” Sasha P remains an influential figure in both the music and fashion industries.

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Albums

  • “First Lady” (2006)
  • “Gidi Babe” (2009)

Selected Singles

  • “Oya” (2002)
  • “Work it” (2002)
  • “Emi Le Gan” (2003)
  • “Adara” (2008)
  • “Only One” (2009)
  • “Bad Girl P” (2012)
  • “Falling in Love” (2014)

Awards and Nominations

  1. 2004: Amen Awards
  2. Best Upcoming Artiste (“Emi Le Gan”) – Nominated
  3. 2009: Women in Entertainment Video Awards
  4. Best Female Artiste (“Adara”) – Won
  5. 2010: MTV Africa Music Awards
  6. Best Female Artiste – Won

Net Worth

Sasha, with a net worth estimated at $5 million, has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry through her music, fashion ventures, and humanitarian efforts. Her story continues to inspire aspiring artists and entrepreneurs alike. You can connect with him on Instagram.

Facts & Stats

Languages: English, Yoruba

First song:  Gidi Babe

Genre: Hip hop

The year he started signing: He started signing in 2012.

Songs: Sasha P – The Box (M.I Cover) · Sasha P – The Box (M.I Cover) · Urban Hype – Leta ft. Sasha P · Wizkid – Soundman, Vol. 2 (S2) (EP).

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