With Djadja , Aya Nakamura finished in first place in the hit parades in the netherlands. What blush Edith Piaf, the only French singer to have held this position. The young performer of Aulnay-sous-Bois has long entrusted to the new york magazine The Fader , November 13. In particular, on the path that has led her to stardom. And on the pitfalls that she has encountered. “I was asked me to whiten the skin or to put makeup and more clear to reach a wider audience”, says it as well.

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“I really don’t want to complain, but I’m not going to lie : getting to where I am now has been tough”

Aya Nakamura at The Fader

“I really don’t want to complain, but I’m not going to lie: getting to where I am now has been difficult. It is difficult when there is a black woman in this industry,” said Aya Nakamura. So far, the singer born in Bamako, Mali, is far from denying its origins. She is proud of the legacy of his mother, who is a “black cherry”, that is to say, a singer traveling traditional.

“I sang exactly as I would speak to my friends. I’m not going to change what I am to become a suitable” she continues, defending the language of the people of the suburbs that she uses in her songs. Djadja , which collects 240 million views on Youtube, was inspired by a woman who undergoes “bails [rumors] – atrocity” on the part of her ex-boyfriend.

Aya Nakamura is back on an episode that occurred in August 2018, which was put to test. A publication of a photo of her without makeup has unleashed comments violent on Instagram. “People would have compared it to a man or God-knows-what”. “It was very violent. I’m doing better now.”, rest assured, t-it.

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The new york magazine did not hesitate to call Djadja d'”hymn to the independence of women”. A craze that can leave you perplexed: I guess the language barrier is not there for nothing.

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