Bianca Landrau known professionally as BIA, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and model is the most trolled person in Nigeria at the moment after she said she doesn’t know who famous Nigerian singers Wizkid, Davido and Burna Boy are, to the shock of many, including Nicki Minaj.
BIA is originally from Medford, Massachusetts and graduated from Medford High School. She is of Afro Puerto Rican and Italian descent. Read Also: KOKOnista Of The Day: Nigeria’s Agbani Darego Is The First Indigenous African To Be Crowned Miss World
In a new interview, she spoke about wanting to become a rapper at a young age after attending studio sessions with rappers and helping them record. Bia attended college briefly, but after realising it did not suit her, she dropped out and began bartending to pay for studio time. She moved to Los Angeles full time in 2017.
Bia was initially discovered by rapper Fam-Lay through YouTube and who later introduced her to Pharrell. Bia starred on the first two seasons of reality television show Sisterhood of Hip Hop. In 2014, she signed to the I Am Other music label as part of a collaboration with RCA Records and began working with T.I as well as singers Jennifer Hudson and Usher.
Her first EP, Nice Girls Finish Last: Cuidado, was released in 2018. She is best recognized for featuring on the 2016 single “Safari” by J Balvin and “Best on Earth” by Russ in 2019.
In early 2020, Bia signed a new record deal with Epic Records, releasing her second EP, For Certain, on December 11, 2020. Photo Credit: Getty