, born Adji Kane Ouza Diallo, followed in the foot steps of her father, the much respected
. It was her brother Cheikh Lô Ouza Diallo
, singer and keyboard player, introduced her into jazz and who took her to
various Dakar clubs such as Le Méridien, JUst4U and l'auberge Marie Lucienne. The manager of the latter inn,
helped her to produce a first demo song.
But her father Ouza designated her to be the intellectual of the family and go to college.
After her schooling in Senegal, she started a study Ethnology-musicology in Paris in 2004. She also
learned to read musical notes, piano, drums and guitar at the conservatory of l'Hay-Les-Roses, not far from Paris.
In Paris, Adiouza met bassist Samba Laobé N'diaye
of the band Missal
and he introduced her to
the Paris music scene. She started to sing at a Paris bar (cabaret) Les Trois Maillets
Through the great Cheikh Tidiane Seck
she met other singers, for which she worked as backing singer.
In 2008, she finished her studies in musicology and she recorded her debut album
« Maadou »
, arranged by her brother Cheikh Lô Ouza Diallo
and produced by Ibou N'dour
Impressive song is a remake of George Bizet's Carmen (at least a part of it), as a hymn to the freedom of choice for African women,
Adiouza further sings on this album about tolerance, respect and open-mindedness.
In 2013, she released a second album « Li Ma Doon »
, with various songs that were successful in Senegal. Since
then, she regularly releases singles, such as « Daddy »
(2015), followed by a very nice remix of « Daddy »
on which she sing about her father. This was even more interesting as in Senegal it is very common to sing about a mother, but much less
frequent about one's father. Other singles are « Ma La Nob »
(2017), « Bus bi »
« Ya Rassoul »
(2019), « Fans yi »
(2020), « Madame bonheur »
« Kpakpato »
(2021). Also in 2021, she made a song together with Tukuleur
, « Taamunaala »