Nigerian singer and songwriter, Hadiza Bell aka Di’ja has thrown a virtual concert to help families and businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
Di’ja, who is signed to Don Jazzy’s Mavins Record label is one of Nigeria’s finest female vocalist. The ‘Aww’ crooner has now found a way to blend her passions; charity and music as she threw two virtual concerts which are now available to stream on her YouTube.
Di’ja brought the power of her voice and the influence of her music to address the many problems faced by the less-privileged Nigerians amidst these trying times, as she embarks on a gospel to take these issues to the mainstream. She has earlier held the first concert in partnership with iChange Foundation which helped to cater for families living in remote parts of the country who have been drastically affected by the coronavirus upset, and also families of healthcare practitioners who are at the frontline of the battle against the pandemic.
The success of the first virtual concert has now led to the birth of the second virtual concert which was held recently. The latest concert helps to endear her to her teeming fans, and bridge the gap seemingly created by the coronavirus pandemic – which has forced creatives and businesses across sectors to be innovative in their thinking – by employing the power of the new media to connect with fans who seem to have been distanced from music artistes, thanks to the pandemic which has put a halt to live musical events.
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.
Her music career started in 2008. Di’ja in 2012, 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. 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.
The virtual concert is available for streaming on her YouTube channel.
We impore other artiste to follow the footsteps of Di’ja. Not just artistes, every other person who has the resources and platform to help people who are in need and have been seriously affected by the pandemic.
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