Hadiza Blell, better known by her stage name Di’Ja, is a Nigerian singer 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. 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. Di’Ja’s received a joint degree in biology and psychology
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”On February 14, 2014, Di’Ja signed a record deal with Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records. “Yaro”, her first official single under the label was also released that same day. 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. She was also featured on “Arise”, alongside Don Jazzy and Reekado Banks. On December 15, 2017, Di’Ja released her extended play Aphrodija, which also features guest vocals from Tiwa Savage and Reekado Banks
Before her family finally settled down in Nigeria, Di’ja also lived in Sierra Leone, the United States, and Canada. Unlike many popular artistes, she has a double bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology. She is certainly the epitome of beauty and brains. Di’ja is not just a singer but also a visual artist, songwriter, fashion designer and humanitarian.
Di’ja husband and child
She got married to Rotimi in 2015 at a very private wedding. The couple had their first child in 2016. Just take a look how cute the son of the Mavin Princess is. He is a little heartbreaker!
Di’ja started her music career in 2008. She performed as one of the opening singers for Akon’s performance at the Sierra Leone’s 49th Independence anniversary celebration. In 2012 and 2013, she also released some of her hot singles. Di’ja came into the limelight when Don Jazzy signed her to the Mavin Record label in 2014. Her first official single under the label was also released that year.
|2008||“Rock Steady”||Non-album single|
|2012||“How Can We Be Friends”|
|“Hold On (Ba Damuwa)”|
(with Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, and Korede Bello)
(with Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, and Don Jazzy)