Yipee! Asa, Malik Yoba, Danielle Brooks Are A Year Older

Yvonne Williams

Today September 17 we celebrate big time stars Asa, Malik Yoba, Danielle Brooks as they turn plus one


Celebrated French-Nigerian singer-songwriter Bukola Elemide aka Asa well known for her distinct voice and deep rooted indigenous music has become one of Africa’s biggest music stars.

Born September 17, 1982 in France to Nigerian parents, the Soul/ Pop singer was inspired by her father’s collection of songs.

The former tomboy who grew up with three brothers attended Peter King’s School of Music, where she reportedly learned how to play guitar in only six months.

Many years later in 2004 fate made way and Asa met her manager and friend, Janet, who introduced her to big time producer Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo, and just like they say, the rest is history.

She has won a couple of awards and was nominated for the 2011 Female Artist of the Year award at the French Music Awards.

Asa was last spotted posing for the cameras.

she turns 34

Malik Yoba

Popular American actor best known for starring in the series, New York Undercover as J.C. Williams, a NYPD detective, and for his role as Yul Brenner in Cool Runnings. He began playing Vernon Turner on the popular FOX series Empire in 2015.

He is also known for playing the role of Agent Bill Harken in the drama series, Alphas.

Malik was married to Trisha Mann and together they had a daughter before divorcing. He also has another daughter as well as a son from a prior relationship.

Last time Malik Yoba showed up on social media he was all about dishing out some inspiration – “You ain’t been nobody until you’ve been yourself. Too many people worried about what others think about them. Honor your own truth.”

The star turns 49

Danielle Brooks

Orange Is the New Black’s Danielle Brooks is known for her role as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on the hit Netflix original series.

She grew up in a Christian family in Greenville, South Carolina and ventured into the movie world at age six.

Her mother was deacon and her father a minister. She grew up with a younger brother.

She also appeared in the stage productions of Servant of Two Masters and Blacken the Bubble.

Getting all glammed up with mega cash rolling in… last time we checked that was Danielle Brooks. Hmm…the sure is the life!

she turns 26.

Happy birthday to the stars!

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