Adji Kane Ouza Diallo, known as Adiouza, was born in Dakar, Sénégal. Her father Ousmane DiaLLO whose stage name is Ouza, fought the former political regimes trough his music, and is still striving to express his political commitment through his art. A trained secretary, Adji’s mother Coumba, left her job to support her husband and become her manager, from 1979 to 2004. Flooded with music since her early childhood, Adji took her first steps on stage at her brother, Cheikh Lô Ouza Diallo’s side. A pianist, a backing singer and a vocalist, Cheikh has been a mentor to Adji. Her brother made her discover Jazz, and accompanied her in Clubs like “The Meridian”, “Novotel”, “Just 4u” and “Marie Lucienne” Inn. Noticed by Ousmane Diop, the Inn’s owner, this admirer supported her to produce her first model with a leading song on AIDS.
For Father Ouza, however, embarking into music should mean going on with studies, graduating and becoming « The Intellectual of the family ». After her Baccalaureate, Adji who became Adiouza, registered as student in Ethnomusicology at Paris XII University in 2004. Along with her studies, she registered at L’’Hay-Les-Roses Conservatoire to learn music and piano theory, to play the drums and the guitar. In 2005, Adiouza met Samba Laobé N’diaye, the great bass guitarist from the Missal band, who introduced her to the Paris World of music. There, in the famous cabaret« Les Trois Maillets », she brought her talent as a singer and a dancer until 2007. In 2006, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, the great musician, introduced her to some great artists at the side of whom she sang in the chorus then became the main singer. In 2008, while preparing her Master’s degree, Adiouza launched her first album entitled« Maadou », arranged by Cheikh Lô Ouza Diallo and produced by Ibou N’dour. That first product was to make a strong impression on the Senegalese, mainly because of the song “Nobel”, a replay in a « Mbalakh »(traditional Senegalese type of music)version of Carmen. « Nobel » praises freedom of choice for the African woman. The main message of that eleveen-title album is respect for the others, tolerance and open mindedness for the world citizens we all are. A turning point in Adiouza’s career, « Maadou » raised her as female revelation of the year 2008 in Senegal.