When I first came across the name Queen Naija, the inner-Nigerian in me jumped at the idea of new Nigerian act on the rise, but I quickly learned it’s almost always wrong to assume things in life.
Hailing from Michigan, Queen Naija first came prominence thanks to an appearance on the 13th season of American Idol. Despite an early exit from the show, she continued to showcase her singing skills on her YouTube show, Chris and Queen, with then husband Christopher Salis.
After the two separated, Queen put more of her attention into her singing career and that decision turned out to be very beneficial for her.
Queen dropped off her self-titled debut EP this past weeeked. Queen Naija, is led by two singles “Medicine” and “Karma,” both coming as a result of her past breakup. Standing at 5 tracks, the EP is an impressive display of her artistry and singing abilities.
Give it a spin below.