Black AD

Black AD is a young singer, she is still student at the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers Multimédia Balla Fasséké KOUYATE in Bamako. Already when 12 years old, she want to be a singer, inspired by Oumou Sangaré and, later, Southafrican Nomcebo (famous for the song « Jerusalema »).
In November 2022, she was nominated with 9 other artists out of more than 2000 candidates at the French radio RFI's Prix découverte, and she won the award. She was 19 years old.

She won the award with her song « Mali », taken from her first EP « Idjidja : Volume 1 » (2021), where she sings about the beauty of her country Mali, appealing to respect traditions and be united as a country. Given the various disruptive upheavals Mali is facing since years, this is a welcome appeal, watching the video clip of the song, one is tempted to hope for a better future for Mali.

Still in 2022, she released a second volume of « Idjidja : Volume 2 », which is compiled to « Idjidja : Volume 1 & 2 » on the streaming platforms. Black AD is very popular in Mali because of her sense of fashion, beauty and her attachment to Malian traditions.
Black AD
 Black AD 
Born: as Hawa Diallo
Style: Urban / afro-pop / r&b

Title Year Label Remarks
Idjidja : Volume 1 & 2 2022 3458386 Records DK
Idjidja : Volume 1 (EP) 2021 3458386 Records DK EP
Abdoulaye Ouattara: Sans Tabou: Black AD, incohérence ministérielle, in: Info-Matin Mali. Retrieved February 2023 from:
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