With Hip-Hop at the height of it’s popularity internationally, the success opens the door for the future to be welcomed with open arms from all across the world like the new Nigerian-descent recording artist, Nija Gal. Born Nnena Aidgwe, thanks to her impactful and pride-centric content, the Cleveland, Ohio indie act has quickly become an new found sensation in music that the world is quickly paying close attention too.
A triple-threat at heart (actress/recording artist/writer), Nija Gal got into music through her inability to purchase song licensing for her film making endeavors. Unable to get the perfect sound, Nija began recording her own music to input her features. Realizing she had some slick wordplay, Nija took her act to social media and began recording and posting freestyles. Nija quickly accumulated thousands of views along with positive responses to her empowering rhymes over Instagram and began producing more clips showcasing her must-see potential.
Nija Gal’s style is blended with thought-provoking, feminizingly brazen lyricism that allows her Nigerian roots to speak volumes. Gaining her the moniker of The Nigerian Nightmare by her impressive viral foundation. Music isn’t shy of Nigerian success with previous artist to shine bright of Nigerian-descent being Warner Music newly-signed Wale. Nija is quick to follow in the same successful steps with her unique presence.
As Nnena Adigwe (22) is a very proud Nigerian and a female of many avenues as she is a Comedian, Basketball player, and Director. Nnena is the screenwriter for her own upcoming original series, titled, Damn Nnena: The Hurt Bitch Chronicles, the same project that kickstarted her musical career.
In 2018 thus far, Nija has released two buzzworthy songs “Me & You” and the new lover’s scorned anthem, “Not the Thumb”. On the track, Nija crafts an in your face tell-all official universal response for any woman who has endured an unappreciated relationship. The infectious track is raw and uncut, the perfect depiction of what goes through a woman’s head when dealing with an good for nothing. Interesting enough, “Not the Thumb,” is a self-reflection and self-healing body of work that will easily be fan’s favorite track from the up-and-coming artist’s catalog for years to come.
As the year continues on, Nija Gal promises plenty more freestyles and release of original music for her consistently growing fanbase. With Cleveland a current music melting pot for hit new artists, it’s only a matter time that Nija Gal will carry the indie label before being a top prospect for the majors.
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