It's a small world after all... I noticed Diia because she actually liked one of my Instagram posts. I checked out her page, saw she was a singer, clicked on her video link and was blown away. The Canadian Singer/Songwriter/Producer has an amazing voice, an eye for production, and a great spirit. Diia is primed to make major waves in the entertainment industry. I am looking forward to seeing how her career plays out, and I will definitely have a front row seat in the crowd! And Now... The Interview!

What is the one thing most people don't know about Diia?

People may not know that I am a painter and a travel addict. 

How did you decide music was what you wanted to do?

My parents tell me I was singing before I could talk. I have been performing on stage as a dancer and music theatre since I was tiny. In 2011 I got my first taste at reording in my friends university dorm room on his laptop and a USB mic. I fell in love with the process and making music. I haven't turned back since. 

Who is your biggest personal, and musical influence?

Personal - My friends and family - They inspire and influence me daily. They give me encouragement, smiles and love. 

Musical - MJ and Madonna - They both influence me very much. They were both a big part of me growing up. Part of my dance and style. 

You just released a new music video (Link Below), what's next for Diia?

I have a UK collaboration being released Aug 18th on HK Records (Ministry of Sound). I am also in the process of shooting 3 new videos :)

Who are the top 5 artists in your music playlist?

Banks - Drake - Florence N The Machine - Bruno Mars - Justin Timberlake - Lana Del Rey

You produced 2 of your own music videos. Is production something you are looking to get into as well?

I enjoy it and will continue to produce all my videos - I'm not sure if it will go beyond that.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from today?

An international known artist :)

When most people think Canada they think Drake. Is there a future collaboration in the works for 2 of Canada's finest?

Oh well that would be absolutely an honor. Repping my city with Drake would be awesome. When the opportunity arises I would jump on it. 

If you had the chance to collaborate with ANY artist past or present who would it be?

Justin Timberlake/Timbaland - Present, MJ/ Amy Winehouse - Past

10. What would you say to kids trying to kickstart their music careers?

Own it, believe in yourself and never stop! Starting is the hardest part for most, so just be brave and do it! 

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