REAL NAME: Hadiza Blell
STAGE NAME : Di’Ja — Dija
NET WORTH : $400,000
DATE OF BIRTH: Born August 14th
PLACE OF BIRTH : Nigeria
STATE OF ORIGIN : She is from Northern Nigeria. Lived in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, the United States and Canada.
OCCUPATION: Nigerian singer, visual artist , fashion designer and songwriter
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Mr Rotimi
PARENTS : Her mother is from Northern Nigeria and her father is from Sierra Leone
EDUCATION : She earned a double degree in Biology and Psychology.
Dija Biography – Net Worth, Age, Early Life, Baby, Husband & Awards
Hadiza Blell who is popularly recognized with her stage name Dija, is a Sierra Leonean-Nigerian singer, Model, visual artist, humanitarian and songwriter who became known after inking a record deal with Mavin Records. The Mavin act was born on August 14th and currently signed by Don Jazzy to his Record Label, Mavin Records.
Di’Ja rose to stardom after identifying with Mavin records in 2013 and with the release of her hit single “Aww” in 2014 her fan base increased drastically beyond our expectations. Di’ja is the second lady of Mavin Records after Tiwa Savage, she was introduced on their most popular song titled “Dorobucci” released in 2014 which also features her label mates including Don Jazzy, Dr SID, Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Korede Bello and Reekado Banks .
Early Life And Background
Di’Ja’s father is from Sierra Leone while her mother hails from the Northern part of Nigeria . Di’Ja has lived in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, the United States and Canada which gave her mixed ethnicity. Dija was very determined academically and was able to earn herself double degree in Biology and Psychology. After obtaining the aforementioned degrees, Di’Ja decided to pursue his dream/passion in music, art and philosophy. Her debut single “Rock Steady” was released in year 2009 and it earned nomination for Best Urban/R&B Single at the 2009 Canadian Radio Music Awards. Whilst, she won the Best New Artist award at the 2008 Beat Music Awards.
Her parents were lover of music and had a huge collection of old CDs; her mum especially and she thinks it’s an habit for her to keep old Cds, this was how she began to develop that love /soft spot for music. She thanked everyone who contributed to her success especially her parents for giving her a nice upbringing . She also disclosed that she has an older brother who’s also her best friend in her family.
Di’Ja was born and brought up in Kaduna where she always love to stay when she is in Nigeria, the whole music thing came into play when she was in Kaduna but later moved out of the state to pursue her education. Her first taste of music started in Canada when her friend Aman Manhas signed her up for a singing competition in Canada, at Beat Music Awards.
Music Career Beginning
Di’Ja music career kicked off proper in 2008. She released a song in 2009 titled “Rock Steady” which was nominated for Best Urban/R&B Single at the 2009 Canadian Radio Music Awards. She was worked underground for several years in order to come out with new songs, and finally in 2012 she released several singles including “Dan’Iska (Rudebwoy)”, “Hold On (Ba Damuwa)” and “How Can We Be Friends”. The breakthrough came on February 14, 2014, when Don Jazzy signed her to Mavin Records. She was given a warmth welcomed with her first official single under Mavin Records, The song, is titled “Yaro”. The song done in Hausa and Krio dialects which is the infusion of her Nigerian and Sierra Leonean identity.
According to the singer, she said it was her former manager that introduced her to Don Jazzy, he gave her the opportunity to meet Don Jazzy one on one which came as a big surprise for her. She also said it was one of her happiest moment in life as she didn’t expect it because her manager told her that they going to a studio to meet with a producer.
When they got to Don Jazzy’s studio he wasn’t there, after having a chat with some people around the studio , they demanded for her work and she started sharing it with them. A moment later, Don Jazzy walked in , in Dija’s voice – ” It was both exciting and scary” . After listening to two of her songs, it was a yes for him and he made up his mind to sign her.
The most favorable year for Dija is 2014, she was called to the table for the song “Dorobucci” alongside label mates Don Jazzy, Dr SID, Tiwa Savage, D’Prince, Korede Bello and Reekado Banks. Surprisingly, an animated video was released for “Dorobucci” In May 2014.
Di’ja Has Been Pregnant, She Is Now A Mother
We have seen some couple of Nigerian celeb who prefer to keep their personal life far from the media but what Dija did was unexpected and unbelievable. Dija was married for years and we didn’t even have a single idea of that, she was pregnant for 9 months and even had her baby and the world didn’t know. Hmmmm! i am dumbfounded, she is the best secrete keeper i have ever seen on earth because what she did is almost impossible.
She woke up one morning and decided to let the cat out of the bag that was on July 1, 2016 precisely. She have been married to her boo, Mr Rotimi and they recently welcomed a son together. In the video, she revealed 5 major truths about herself.
- She started dating her husband in Summer 2014.
- They had their wedding Fatiha in Summer 2015.
- They got engaged in Summer 2015.
- She gave birth to a baby boy in Spring 2016.
- They did their Yoruba Traditional Wedding In December 2015.
Hadiza Blell Dija Net Worth
Her most accepted and popular song is “Awww” which had more than two million views on YouTube week after it release. She also have other songs that is currently selling in the market right now not forgetting the likes of Falling For You, Take Kiss, Amen and many more. She is currently winning in the game , her current net worth is estimated at $400,000.