November 8, 2010 § 2 Comments
Behind the “glamour and the glitter,” to paraphrase Buju Banton, is no “bed o’ rose!” “It’s Not an Easy Road” is what ran through my head when I finally caught up with African recording artist (who launched her career in Canada) Di’ja and her crew at a small recording studio in Northern Virginia. After weeks of trying to pin them down, it was somewhat satisfying to witness this young lady working on her music. Turns out Di’ja has been working almost non-stop, recording tracks for her new album and working on the video for her breakout hit “Rocksteady” (which they are planning on releasing in just a few weeks!) « Read the rest of this entry »
October 4, 2010 § 3 Comments
If you haven’t already heard of this young pop singer from Canada – by way of Nigeria and Sierra Leone – called Di’ja, well…allow me to tell you! I found her proudly waving the Sierra Leone flag at a performance in Silver Spring, Maryland, as she sang two of her hits: “Rock Steady,” and “Get the Girl.” With two university degrees already under her belt, you can kinda guess she’s well on her way to her goal of being “a very successful West African woman in both academics and entertainment.” I got a chance to chat with Di’ja and her manager backstage after her performance. Found her to be very warm, friendly, determined, and confident. Not surprising, really, considering she’s previously been nominated for Best New Artist at the Canadian Radio Music Awards (2009).