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.