Hadiza Blell better known by her stage name, Di’Ja or Aphrodija, is a Sierra Leonean-Nigerian singer, songwriter and visual artist. She began her career in 2008 in Canada before moving to Nigeria. She is currently signed to Mavin Records and has produced amazing songs including Awww, a song that was positively received by Nigerians.
Di’Ja grew up in Kaduna before moving to Canada to further her education.
In her early years, Di’Ja committed herself to academics and earned a double degree in Biology and psychology. She attributed her passion for music to her parent’s collection of old CDs and her mum especially.
Her professional music career started when a friend of hers, Aman Manhas, signed her up for a singing competition in Canada.
Di’ja released her first single “Rock steady” in 2009. Through her first track, she got nominated for the Best Urban/R&B single at the 2009 Canadian radio music awards.
Through her manager, she met the renowned Nigeria producer, Don Jazzy. After listening to some of her songs which he fell in love with, they worked together for a few months before she eventually got signed. On February 14, 2014, Di’ja was announced as an artiste of Mavin records.
Di’Ja’s net worth is estimated at $400,000. She is an ambassador of Globacom and a couple of humanitarian organizations.
The Mavin queen announced she was in a relationship in 2014 and later got married in 2016. Di’ja’s husband’s name is Rotimi Olo, from a Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. The singer consistently keeps her husband out of the limelight.
Di’ja is from the northern part of Nigeria popularly called the “arewa”. Although she has a mixed nationality, her father is from Kaduna.
Dija’s most popular hairstyle remains the bun and afro bun hairstyle. The singer rocks it effortlessly.
Di’ja’s current age is unknown as she never divulges personal information even though she is a celebrity.
After getting married in 2016, Dija gave birth to a baby boy in 2016. On the 9th of March 2019, Di’ja took to her Instagram page to announce her newborn, a female.
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On February 14, 2014, Di’ja released her first official single under mavins records, “Yaro”. The song received wide acceptance from locals and the international audience. She also featured on “Dorobucci” alongside label mates, Reekado banks and Korede Bello. In December 2014, she released her biggest song yet “aww”. A song that got bagged her award nomination all over Africa.