DIINNA Releases Her First Single

Ilori Divine Ifeoluwa, professionally known as DIINNA (formerly spelled Dina), emerged onto the music scene with a dynamic blend of talent and resilience.

Born on August 31, 2002, in Kosofe, Lagos, and raised in Ogun State, Nigeria, she proudly embraces her Yoruba ethnicity, a testament to her cultural roots.

 

DIINNA’s early musical journey began at Lifegate Wisdom School, where she excelled in both academics and the arts. Mastering the drumset and violin during her primary and secondary education, she showcased her musical prowess at the tender age of 8, playing drums in church. By 13, she assumed the role of the head of the media department in her church, foreshadowing her leadership and creative abilities.

 

Her educational pursuit led her to Kwara State University in 2018, where she earned a BSc degree in Computer Science with Second Class Upper honors. DIINNA’s commitment to service was evident during her National Youth Service in Ilorin, Nigeria, in 2023.

 

Venturing into the music industry as a DJ in 2019 at Kwara State University, she quickly gained recognition as the Celebrity “DJ Dina”, distinguishing herself as the only female DJ in the institution and state. Despite facing challenges and bullying during her college years, DIINNA found solace in music, expressing her emotions through the drumbeats and melodies she crafted. Her parents provided unwavering support for her musical ambitions, encouraging her to pursue a career in music.

 

DIINNA’s resilience and unique approach to her craft attracted attention, and she wrote over 100 songs across various genres since she began songwriting in 2022.

 

“DIINNA,” a name whispered to her by God, meaning vindicated and judged, reflects the divine intervention in her life.

Inspired by the renowned artist Billie Eilish, DIINNA’s versatility shines as she refuses to be confined to a specific genre, considering herself a universal artist. Through crafting numerous song covers and channeling her life’s experiences into heartfelt poems in her journal, DIINNA’s unwavering commitment captured the attention of Ora Records, which got her into an exclusive label deal, marking a significant milestone in her musical journey.

 

Today, she continues to embrace challenges and showcase her creativity, poised to make a lasting impact in the music industry.

Go listen to DIINNA’s debut single “GOOD LIFE”.

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