With an impressive following on social media and brand new single featuring the iconic vocalist, Shaggy, international pop sensation Didi J is an accomplished songstress, fashion designer and model who is bursting onto the US music scene. Her fresh single “Say No More” combines Shaggy’s unmistakable vocals with an eastern inspired melody to create a fun dancefloor anthem. “Say No More” follows the success of Didi J’s debut U.S. single “Tell Me Why” which was released in September 2016.
If taking the music scene by storm wasn’t enough, she also designs a self-titled line of cool street wear, which was launched in 2014.
Check our exclusive interview & the Official Music Video for “Say No More” featuring Shaggy!
Hi Didi J, please tell us a little about you!
Hi, my name is Didi J, I am a singer-songwriter and fashion designer. People say that I am obsessed with music and fashion! I aspire to become a star in the US, and want to give my fans all of me!
Who has made the biggest impact on your life so far, and why?
I would have to say that my parents have made the biggest impact on my life so far, because they raised me to be the person I am today. They instilled in me the values like hard work, humility, and respect for others. I will always love and respect my parents for what they’ve taught me.
Explain your sound in 3 words?
My sound is pop, sexy and dance!
“Say No More” featuring Shaggy
Now tell us about newest music video “Say No More”?
My new video “Say No More” is the best video I’ve done so far. It was very exciting to film and work with Shaggy. The video was produced by Gil Green and David Garcia. They did a great job, and Gil is one of the top video producers in the world! The experience was great and one that I will never forget.
How was working with Shaggy on this track?
Shaggy is amazing! I met him through a member on my team that works in promotions. I was very happy when he told me that Shaggy liked my song and was interested in recording the feature! It is amazing working together, he is such a great person!
And about the success of your hit “Tell Me Why”?
The “Tell Me Why” video was very popular. It has generated over 1 MIL views! It has been my biggest video so far. My team and I are working hard to make the “Say No More” video bigger than “Tell Me Why.” Believe it or not, my company in Vienna actually filmed the “Tell Me Why” video, and I produced it. We wanted to focus a lot of the visuals on fashion in the video, and we used designs from my clothing line to style everyone in the video! I loved it! People said that the song is amazing!
What we can expect of Didi J in 2017?
I love to work a lot, so you can expect more projects and releases in 2017! With the release of this video, we are working to gain fans in the US. I want to connect with those fans and build a relationship with them. I love to be connected with my fans, and they mean a lot to me! So, I am going to work on more songs and my clothing line to keep my fans with Didi J music and fashion! I would love to attend NYFW 2017!
Now tell us about your fashion line?
As I said before, I love fashion and music. I can’t live without those two things in my life. With my designs, I strive to show a woman’s beauty, power, and sexiness! I believe that every woman should look and feel beautiful, powerful, and sexy. So, I try to design my clothes to make them feel that way. I enjoy making beautiful dresses, jeans, and t-shirts to fit the female body.
Where we can get your fashion designs?
At the moment, my clothes are available on my website, didijofficial.com. However, I dream that soon my designs will be featured in Saks or Neiman Marcus! Then, of course, in Didi J Fashion boutique shops worldwide! Lol!
Best advice ever given?
The best advice I was ever given, and believe I could give is: “You should always listen to your heart, and follow your dreams!”
What are the 3 things you can’t live without?
I can’t live without LOVE, MUSIC, and FASHION!
What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
My motto is DO OR DIE! I will never give up on my dreams. I will always fight to achieve my goals! I believe that people should always fight to do what they love, and to be happy!
What is you favorite song to belt out in the car/for karaoke?
My favorite song is “Say no more”, of course! Lol!! I love it and I sing it everyday! Lol! But, if I have to choose a song from another artist, my favorite song to sign has always been “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. I love that song! Don’t judge me. Lol! 🙂
Do you support any charity?
Unfortunately, I have not found a charity in the U.S. that I support yet. But, I do love charity, and I always love to help. My passion is helping and supporting organizations that help children! In my home country, I do a lot of charity events, like giving toys to children for Christmas at an Orphanage, or visiting children in hospitals to show them support. One day, I would like to be able to help children all over the world! And, I promise to use any fame I gain to do just that!
Where we can follow you?
You can follow me on my social media: my Instagram, snapchat, YouTube, everywhere! I love taking photos all the time and sharing my life with my fans! Lol!
Quote: “Success means successful living. When you are peaceful, happy, joyous, and doing what you love to do, you are successful.” -Joseph Murphy, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Travel Destination: My favorite destination is definitely Thailand! I love the country and culture. When I go there I feel so much peace and tranquility, like I don’t feel anywhere else in the world.
Book: One of my favorite books is The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy.
Sports Team: My favorite sports team is definitely the LA Lakers, although my good friend in the US has been trying to convince me that Golden State Warriors (as she says it) “is the truth!” Lol!!