Di’Ja [Hadiza Salma Blell] is a Nigerian singer born in Kaduna to a Sierra Leonean Mum and a Nigerian dad, Joe Blell. She has lived in several countries including Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the United States. However, most of her fans only know her by the stage name, Di’Ja.
At her young age, Di’Ja committed herself to education and acquired a degree in both Biology and Psychology. After getting the latter, she grew interest in music. However, her passion for music has some connection with her family as she explains that her mum had an influence on her path through the various CD collections around her during childhood.
Di’Ja started her music career in 2008 and later released her first single “Rock Steady” in 2009 which got nominated for the best RNB single at the Canadian Radio Music Awards in the same year. She took music seriously when a friend, Aman Manhas guided her to sign for a singing competition in Canada, The Beat Music Awards. Since then she has never been loose in the field.
In 2012, she released a few singles including “Dan’Iska (Rudebwoy)”, “Hang On (Ba Damuwa)” and “How Might We Be Friends”. Her expansion to Mavin Records was on February 14, 2014, by Don Jazzy, the CEO. DI’Ja’s official single under Mavin Records was similarly released on February 14, 2014. The song, “Yaro”, uses both Hausa and Krio languages to pay tribute to her Nigerian and Sierra Leonean roots.
DI’Ja was born on the 14th of August. This was in her mother’s native land Kaduna, Nigeria. Her year of birth is still unknown.
The star has her mother from Nothern Nigeria and her father, Joe Blell from Sierra Leon. Her elder brother is described as her best friend as they are the only siblings.
Di’Ja Husband |Son |Daughter
In 2016, the superstar is married to Rotimi and the two were blessed with a baby boy. However, it is said that they had a secret wedding. She further stated that she started dating her husband back in 2014. Later on March 9, 2018, they were blessed with another baby, daughter.
Hadiza Salma is a Muslim. This is evident from her posts where she often quotes the Quran. “My mother is God’s gift. #GRANDMA and her grandkids. Wow, I now have TWO children now (a boy and a girl). Alhamdullilah. Ubangiji Allah sai Godiya.”
- Rock Steady
- Take Kiss
- By Your Side
- Dan’Iska (Rudebwoy)
- Falling for You
- Hold On (Ba Damuwa)
- How Can We Be Friends
- Wan Chop
- Private Show
- Adaobi (feat. Reekado Banks, Don Jazzy, and Korede Bello)
- Looku Looku
(with Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks, Tiwa Savage, Dr SID, D’Prince, and Korede Bello)