Adiouza Biography | Ouza


Adiouza full name is Adji Kane Ouza Diallo , she is a female Senegalese’s who hit the limelight in 2008 with her first album “Maadou” that had made her the female revelation. In 2010, she received the great distinction of Best Female Artist at the gala SUNU ,AFRIMMA AWARD 2016 Nominees.

Adji Kane Ouza Diallo, known as Adiouza, was born in Dakar, Sénégal. Her father Ousmane DiaLLO whose stage name is Ouza, fought the former political regimes trough his music, and is still striving to express his political commitment through his art.

A trained secretary, Adji’s mother Coumba, left her job to support her husband and become her manager, from 1979 to 2004. Flooded with music since her early childhood, Adji took her first steps on stage at her brother, Cheikh Lô Ouza Diallo’s side. A pianist, a backing singer and a vocalist, Cheikh has been a mentor to Adji. Her brother made her discover Jazz, and accompanied her in Clubs like “The Meridian”, “Novotel”, “Just 4u” and “Marie Lucienne” Inn. Noticed by Ousmane Diop, the Inn’s owner, this admirer supported her to produce her first model with a leading song on AIDS.

Adiouza Biography
During 3 years of hard work, she consolidates the hopes placed in her. She goes out of its original borders Senegal to go carry his music, take traditional African influences and western sounds.
Trips that will lead to frequent, marquee festivals and sharing the stage with big names in music such as Georges Moustaki, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Laobe Samba Fall. His singles and featuring with other artists were a high with the purists.

Adiouza beautiful vocal proponent of flights, must numerous predispositions to his “stay” in the cabaret “the three mailletzs” of 2005-2007 and also his academic training in Ethnomusicology at the University of Paris 8.
Music theory, piano, drums and guitar have no secrets for her.
The factual argument is that she is the daughter of OUZA, Honored Artist and national heritage of Senegal. We would even try to say they are the same.


With its roots in African values and opening as much as possible to other cultures, she apprehended this second album, and flesh out the senegalese sounds, influences drawn from Brazil, France, hacked by a music, both modern and traditional, committed and festive. The second album was conceived and recorded between Dakar, Bahia and Paris.

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