Tiwa Savage will always remain the “First Lady” or Mavin records, but according to Don Jazzy’s Instagram page there is a new kid on the block and the best way to welcome her to one of the most celebrated record labels in town is with a new song produced by Don Jazzy himself. Real name Hadiza Blell and stage name Aphodija, Mavin’s new artist will be joining an increasingly formidable team which includes Dr Sid, Tiwa Savage, D’Prince and Don Jazzy.
Coming from a small town in Nigeria, Di’Ja is a fresh face in the music industry. After growing up both in Sierra Leone and Nigeria, she moved to Canada, to pursue a higher education.
Don Jazzy, CEO and owner of Mavin Records took to his Instagram and stated “Guys pls welcome Mavin records new artist @AphroDija and visit mavinrecords dot com to download her first official single #Yaro . Thanks #Idja #mavins”
He stated on another picture of the new artist “We need all the support we can get on this new exciting journey for Mavin’s new artist @aphrodija. #Mavin #Yaro #HappyValentine”
The eclectic sensation, who is set to be the most dynamic new act of 2014, has already made waves in Canada. She was nominated for the Best Urban/R&B Single at the 2009 Canadian Radio Music Awards and won the 2008 Best New Artiste award at the Beat Awards. Hadiza ‘Di’Ja’ Blell, has always had a passion for her craft. This multi-talented singer, song-writer, visual artist and humanitarian holds degrees in Biology and Psychology, but it is music that always coursed through her veins. It is a talent that she is now about to share across the continent and beyond.
According to Don Jazzy: “Di’Ja represents the new generation of Nigerian music. She is versatile and adaptable. No experience in the studio with her is ever the same as the last. Our fans, friends and good music lovers are in for an interesting musical journey planned ahead.”
It’s exciting to have more females getting into the music industry and being celebrated. “Yaro” is an up-tempo celebration of love and commitment against all odds. The song features an ethnic twist that infuses Hausa and Krio dialects in honour of her Nigerian and Sierra Leonean roots. Listen to the new single below:
Check out some other songs from her below:
Meet Hadiza Blell – Aphrodija