Rising Atlanta songbird Bahja Rodriguez, best known for being a member of the top selling girl group OMG Girlz founded by Tameka “Tiny” Harris, releases her long-awaited new single “Necessary” via indie powerhouse Street Sxholar.
Genuine, mature, and centered, the 20 years old singer/songwriter who is now riding as a solo artist, decided that not singing was never an option after the OMG Girlz disbanded in 2015. Bahja is coming into her own as an artist and songwriter very securely. From dying her signature pink hair jet black to venturing into more mature lyrical content, Bahja is determined to show the world that she has all grown up.
Hello Bahja! Before we get into it, how are you feeling today? How is life treating you?
Hello. I’m feeling great and life is treating me wonderful!!
You just released your official debut single “Necessary”, what is it about?
“Necessary” is a song that is empowering yet fun, catchy and something anybody can turn up to.
LISTEN: “Necessary” by Bahja
The song is featured on your upcoming debut album. What can we expect from it?
Yes, it is! This new project will show a different Bahja. An overall more mature Bahja.
You were a member of the girl group OMG Girlz. How is it riding as a solo artist now?
The group disbanded in 2015. I’ve been riding this solo wave since and loving it.
Do you miss being in a group? What are the advantages of being solo?
I do miss being in the group at times, however I am definitely loving my solo journey and where it is taking me. One of the advantages of being a solo artist is that I basically make my own decisions. [laughs].
What is your label situation looking like?
I just recently signed to an independent label named Street Sxholar Entertainment.
Is your musical style different from the OMG Girlz?
Yes, my musical style is much different than that of OMG. When I was in OMG I was a teenager. Now, I am 21 and a woman. My lyrical content is much different.
Let’s now focus on your overall swagger. As far as style, delivery and appearance what makes you different from the competition and from you being a former OMG girl?
You know I just do me. My style and appearance is pretty much however I feel on a given day. As far as my delivery and sound I don’t feel like I sound like any of my competition and vice versa. As stated above when I was in OMG I was a teen. Now, I’m an adult.
Musically, who do you look up to? Who’s that one recording artist and/or mogul you look up to and say, “I want a solo career similar to his?”
Musically I look up to, admire and adore Static Major so so much! If I could have a solo career similar to anybody it would definitely be Beyonce.
What is your opinion about the music industry? What would you chance if you could?
The music industry is very political so you have to handle it accordingly. I wouldn’t change anything.
What is your formula for success?
Prayer, faith, hard work and dedication.connect
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