JIJA Canjero aka JIJA is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. As a first-gen Somali musician, JIJA stands as an anomaly. She recounts painful introversion in her youth but a mind that was expansive, curious, and eager to experience the chaos that is life. In her recent years, JIJA has made music, storytelling, and alter egoic escapes an artform.

JIJA takes influence from global neo-soul, pop, hip hop, and r&b rhythms.

JIJA commands listeners with uninhibited lyrics, detailing rocky relationships, self-destruction, and an arise from the ashes type of self-love (journey). JIJA captivates the modern ear.

In her debut project, JIJA's raspy melodies bolster her tales of naivete, aggression, and control (or lack thereof...). Jija's wordplay and fervent storytelling prove there is more than meets the eye.

With the help of artist & producer Ness Nite's dreamy synths and bass-heavy beats, JIJA stamps her place in the alternative r&b landscape. JIJA plans to release her debut EP, SIREN, in Spring 2022. The sultry sounds will transport audiences through the tales of her evolutionary journey in love, loss, doubt, and womanhood.

Past Shows


Jul
8
th
2022
7th St Entry
Jul
8
th
2022
7th St Entry

EHN JEY

'Needs & Non-Negotiables' Release Show
with NESS NITE, JIJA and Anju
Jun
24
th
2022
First Avenue
Jun
24
th
2022
First Avenue

DJ Keezy presents
The Klituation ⏤ Pride Party

featuring Sophia ErisMaria IsaReviiRicki MoniqueDJ K.ReevesJijaChico ChiEnzy RoseNewblackcityTygraEssjay The Afrocentric RatchetRaven Nevermore Ninja • hosted by Destiny Spike
with Gully Boys
Jan
19
th
2022
Turf Club
Jan
19
th
2022
Turf Club
Cancelled

Andrew Broder & People

Back on Our Bullshit January 2022 Residency
with DNM, NESS NITE and JIJA
Feb
10
th
2019
7th St Entry
Feb
10
th
2019
7th St Entry

Shanell McCoy, PAIGE ELLIS and ASHLI HENDERSON

with JAZMINSHAE, JIJA, LETTRISH BETRISH and more!

More Shows

May
27
th
7th St Entry

Daddy Issues presents
Bad Decisions

with John Murph, Pour Hommes and Adrian Loving
May
1
st
7th St Entry

Appolis

with J Dynamic, King Juan, Niko Slim and more!
Jun
23
rd
Fine Line

duster

with Sour Widows
Sep
20
th
Fine Line

Swans

with Norman Westberg