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May 24, 2017

Woman Crush Wednesday: The Darling Di’Ja

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Written by: Nesiama Esther
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Hadiza Blell, better known by her stage name Di’Ja, is a Nigerian singer, visual artist and songwriter. She is currently signed to Mavin Records. In 2009, she released her first single “Rock Steady” which was nominated for Best Urban/R&B Single at the 2009 Canadian Radio Music Awards. She went on to win the Best New Artist award at the 2008 Beat Music Awards.

Di’Ja has lived in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, the United States and Canada. Her mother is from Northern Nigeria and her father is from Sierra Leone. At a young age, Di’Ja committed herself to academia and earned a double degree in Biology and Psychology. After earning the aforementioned degrees, Di’Ja found passion in music, art and philosophy.

Her music career started in 2008. In 2012, Di’Ja released several singles including “Dan’Iska (Rudebwoy)”, “Hold On (Ba Damuwa)” and “How Can We Be Friends”. In 2014, Don Jazzy announced the addition of Di’Ja to Mavin Records. Her first official single under Mavin Records was also released on February 14, 2014. The song, which is titled “Yaro”, is an up-tempo celebration of love and commitment against all odds. It infuses Hausa and Krio dialects in honour of her Nigerian and Sierra Leonean roots.

In May 2014, Di’Ja was featured on “Dorobucci” alongside label mates Don Jazzy, Dr SID, Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Korede Bello and Reekado Banks. In May 2014, an animated video was released for “Dorobucci”. Di’Ja was featured on “Arise” alongside Don Jazzy and Reekado Banks.

Her hit song “Awww ” went on to bring her to the spotlight and made everyone love her. She went on to get busy with other songs like:

“Adaobi” (with Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, and Don Jazzy)

“Looku Looku”

“Take Kiss” etc…. 

Di’Ja’s presence in the music industry has continued to be scandal free and her soft sweet voice and talent has kept her fans endeared to her over the years. 






 
 

 

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