Hailing from Delta State in Nigeria, Donna Adja is a multiple award-winning Afrobeat recording artist based in California. She infuses African sound and style into danceable Afropop music. Donna’s artistic career began in church at 15, which led her to pursue singing and songwriting professionally at 22.
Donna’s first break in the music industry was working as a featured vocalist with top Nigerian recording artists such as Duncan Mighty, Harry Song, and others. Soon, she took the lead in putting together her own band, Daz Entertainment, which became the in-house talent at the prestigious Sheraton Lagos hotel, where they performed five shows a week. During their multi-year run, she and her 14-piece band performed for two different Nigerian presidents, while Donna herself did solo shows in the UK, Dubai, U.S and Australia.
As a budding solo artist, Donna was featured in top Nigerian magazines like Vanguard and The Sun, among others. She had multiple singles featured on MTV Base, Africa, and other top stations. Donna also won the D’cem Award this year for the best most creative artist. Donna had two hits on Nigerian radio, “Shut Up” and “Gaga.” Since relocating to the US, her releases include “I Like Your Body,” with over a million views on YouTube, and more recently, “Breathe,” and “Oghene Do.”
Donna is the consummate songwriter and a unique vocalist, whose sights are firmly fixed on making addictive songs that cross international borders. She brings a wide repertoire of skills to her stage show, even designing and building her own costumes. To experience Donna Adja live is to have an unforgettable encounter with a true artist.