7 Songs, 20 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hadiza Blell, a.k.a. Di’Ja, lands an arresting medley of uplifting soul and Afrobeats-infused tracks on Aphrodija, her debut EP for Mavin Records following the release of a string of hit singles. Drawing from her Nigerian and Sierra Leonean roots, the singer/songwriter effortlessly slips from English to Hausa and Krio, delivering tales of love and longing in her light, honeyed vocal on tracks like the playful mid-tempo track “Something New”. Mavin labelmate Tiwa Savage trades harmonies with Di’Ja on the invitingly silky “The Way You Are (Gbadun You)”, and Di’Ja’s warm, flirtatious verses toy with a lover over a bouncy hook on the closing track “Yeye”.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hadiza Blell, a.k.a. Di’Ja, lands an arresting medley of uplifting soul and Afrobeats-infused tracks on Aphrodija, her debut EP for Mavin Records following the release of a string of hit singles. Drawing from her Nigerian and Sierra Leonean roots, the singer/songwriter effortlessly slips from English to Hausa and Krio, delivering tales of love and longing in her light, honeyed vocal on tracks like the playful mid-tempo track “Something New”. Mavin labelmate Tiwa Savage trades harmonies with Di’Ja on the invitingly silky “The Way You Are (Gbadun You)”, and Di’Ja’s warm, flirtatious verses toy with a lover over a bouncy hook on the closing track “Yeye”.

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