Grammy-winning songwriter and artist Nija takes us on a ride on her debut solo r&b project “Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You”
Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You is a brash and self-assured work – an R&B project that takes cues from hip-hop’s confidence and pairs it with a no-nonsense approach all Nija’s own. It was executive produced by Jack Rochon.
Nija shares about the new project, “I’m taking the power role,” says Nija. “There’s vulnerability in the music but it’s a different approach. Instead of, ‘Oh you hurt me,’ it’s like, ‘Damn you did that to me? That’s crazy. I’ma move on but you fucked up for that.’”
After dropping her first three singles in 2021 – “Ease My Mind (Come Over),” “Finesse” and “On Call” – Nija teased the project by posting snippets on YouTube and TikTok and sharing playlists on Spotify and TIDAL. She’s been named as one of Vevo DSCVR Artists To Watch 2022 and was tapped by Spotify to help launch its new Lyrics feature.
“There’s a stigma against songwriters turning into artists because usually they give all their sauce away,” says Nija. “But I’ve always made sure I went above and beyond people’s expectations, so don’t say I didn’t warn you about that.”
Now at 23 the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning contributor is gaining widespread acclaim for her own music and relishing in the freedom to fully express herself.