8 things to know about French singer Aya Nakamura

8 things to know about French singer Aya Nakamura

Aya Danioka aka Aya Nakamura was born in 1995 in Mali. She grew up in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris. She is the eldest of five siblings. At the age of 24, she became famous thanks to her world-wide “Djadja”, whose clip has accumulated more than 380 million views on Youtube since it went online in April 2018.

1/ Her artist name “Nakamura” is inspired by the character of the fantasy series “Heroes”

This is the computer scientist Hiro Nakamura, interpreted by the comedian Masi Oka.


2/ « Journal intime », her first album, was released in 2017. A gold record, he sold more than 50,000 copies.

You should also know that her career actually started in 2014 with the title “Karma” posted on Facebook.


3/Her music “Djadja” number 1 in the Netherlands 

In April 2018 “Djadja”, from the album “Nakamura” becomes a hit all over Europe with more than 220 million views on You tube. Her music is at the top of the charts in France and number 1 in the Netherlands.


4/ .Aya Nakamura is mother of a little girl, Aicha, born in 2016.


5 / She comes from a family of griots.

The griots are the traditional African storytellers.


6/ Her idol is Oumou Sangare.

Since childhood, Aya is a fan of African music singer Oumou Sangaré. In June 2017, she met her idol thanks to the Skyrock station.


7/She dreamed of working in fashion.

Before becoming one of the last musical revelations, the pretty French-Malian wanted to become a modelist. She took fashion classes at La Courneuve in Seine-Saint-Denis before devoting herself to music.


8/ Djadja a true story. Who is the famous Djadja?

“The Malian singer explains: ” It’s a lambda guy, it could be your friend, your brother, who tells salads about one of your girlfriends. “

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