Birth name Hadiza Blell
R&B urban contemporary afrobeat afropop african hip hop
Recording artist songwriter performer model
Years active 2008–present
Labels Mavin Records
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Hadiza Blell, better known by her stage name Di’Ja, is a Nigerian singer, visual artist, fashion designer and songwriter born in 1982. 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. Moreover, she won 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 became passionate about music, art and philosophy.