Me’Asa Weyo (real name Maude Florent) is a Belgian singer/songwriter. Born in Anderlecht, she has lived in Belgium for most her life, but has also spent a number of years in the South of France.
Comprising pop, soul, African groove, and funk, her music style has been described as a veritable fusion.
Me'Asa speaks French, Dutch and English and currently lives in Vilvoorde, Flemish Brabant, Belgium.
Me’Asa Weyo in 3 questions:
What does your stage name mean? Me’Asa is an African name. I do not know the exact meaning of the name Me'Asa, but the day I discovered it I felt it ‘fit’ me. Weyo is kind of, an abbreviation of ‘Way of Indigo”, the title of my first album.
Where did it come from? I chose an African name because my father was born in Africa, specifically in Congo. I have always felt connected to that continent, its rhythms, its music, its colours, its smells, its stories and its philosophy of life.
Why is your album called ‘Way of Indigo’? Indigo is the colour that is attributed to a particular group of children born in the 1980s, commonly known as 'Indigo Children'. This is also the time when I came into the world. According to an African legend, these children have special psychological and spiritual abilities. I love legends. They give life more intensity. ‘Way of Indigo’ is also a name that has followed me for many years. It was the name of my first band, and the name of the first choir I created and directed whilst living in the South of France. I also wrote the title track of the album for that choir. It represents a part of me, a part of my musical and human journey, my past and my present.
My 'Dossier de Presse' can be found below in Dutch, French and English.