Di Ja Biography – Dija Biography
Di Ja born Hadiza Salma Blell, is a Nigerian singer, visual artist and songwriter. Born and raised in Kaduna, Nigeria. 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, she committed herself to academia and attained a double degree in Psychology and Biology before pursuing what she knew was her destiny – Entertainment. After earning her double degrees, she found passion in music, art and philosophy.
She started her music career in 2008 and released her first single “Rock Steady” in 2009. The single was nominated for Best Urban/R&B Single at the 2009 Canadian Radio Music Awards. Moreover, she won the Best New Artist award at the 2008 Beat Music Awards.
In 2012, she released several singles including “Dan’Iska (Rudebwoy)”, “Hold On (Ba Damuwa)” and “How Can We Be Friends”. On February 14, 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”. She was featured on “Arise” alongside Don Jazzy and Reekado Banks.
Her influences are the late Afro Beat legend Fela Kuti, Legendary late Bob Marley, Legendary Soul singer Marvin Gaye, Tracy Chapman, Diana Ross, and the Everly Brothers, to new artists including Alicia Keys, Mary J Blige, Beyonce, Madonna, and Tupac Shakur.
Di Ja Religion – Dija Religion
The information about her religion is being updated.
Di Ja Age
she was born on the 14th August.
Dija Married – Di ja Wedding
Di’ja secretly got married to Rotimi in 2015. They had their Yoruba Traditional Wedding in December 2015.
Di’ja and Rotimi are blessed with a baby boy.
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- Won the Beat Music Award Vancouver in 2008.
- Nominated for Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Artist (urban/Rhythmic)
Di Ja songs
- Take Kiss
- Falling for You
- Wan Chop
- Private Show
- By Your Side
- Adaobi (feat. Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks & Korede Bello)
Di’ja Interview on life after marriage, motherhood and how she’s been coping so far.
According to the new mum, she would be launching a new website soon where she’d answer questions from fans regarding her family, new child and everything they want to know about.
On motherhood, “You already respect your mom, but you respect your mom like a hundred times more… And you also have another respect for being a chick, being a woman, so it’s a pretty cool, very very cool experience.”
She also revealed the experience of making a child makes you appreciate God even more and gives you a new sense of living.
On how she managed to surprise fans with news of her baby, she said, “It’s not really all of a sudden, I think it’s just more or less that we’re in a society where because everything is just out there, it’s no longer the norm to just chill and just keep moving.
It wasn’t like an aim to do, I just kinda lived, like I just lived… Like I’m having too much fun, I forget to take pictures and I forget to post them, that’s just what really happened. It is what it is.”