Zamboangueña singer Diya – “Diskarte” PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:22

“Diskarte” is a Tagalog term that means “doing effective things on your own way.” This is what upcoming singer Diya of Zamboanga City is doing to break in the music industry. Nhordiya Jawali, in real life, is the lead singer of Noise Reduction - a Manila-based band that plays in different gigs and malls.

“Diskarte” is also the title of the carrier song of her band’s album that will be launch soon. For now, this song is being played on air by a leading radio station, MOR 101.9, in Metro Manila. Like her, the band believes that this song can be a hit with the right “Diskarte.”

A 3rd year Mass Communication student, Diya is being managed by Winners Circle Talent Agency of talent manager Geraldine “Jay” Lim (who is also from Zamboanga City). Jay is a composer and a recording album producer in Manila who has managed several singers and bands under her wings. Both ladies are equally talented and beautiful who can make our city proud.

Jay composed the song of the hit Viva-movie, “When The Love Is Gone,” which Diya sang as a demo for Viva producer Vic del Rosario that he liked. Today, Diya will be joining the growing young recording artists of Viva Record. She will also be launched as a singer in Southeast Asia by a Malaysin company, the Millenieum Arts/Dream Records. She has recorded over 5 songs under this label.

Diya’s singing style is eclectic. While she excels in R& B and fast songs, her soulful voice touch listeners  to their very core whenever she belts out ballads. She has front acted for some VIVA  artist, sang at various establishments and mall shows and has done some provincial trips. Diya is always leaving her audience wanting for more after every performance.

In between her gigs, pretty and smart Diya has been hosting several university programs and has modeled for institutional print ads. She is also a member of her school’s dance troupe and has figured in different inter school competitions. Diya's other talent is writing. She has contributed articles to MYX Magazine, our country’s leading music magazine, about the latest trends in music.

As her name in Sanskrit and Hindu Arabic language means “to shine,” Diya, who grew up in Basilan, is serious to be successful in her career singing without any compromises in her religious faith. She aims to shine as a bright star for a long time to come.


By Dante Corteza

Psalm 89:33. “But I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.”