“When it comes to going after what the heart wants, I don't believe the right moment will come merely from patiently waiting. Rather, I think the right moment is the one we create for ourselves.” — Roja Valentine
Roja Valentine’s story is one of choosing the unpredictable pursuit of passion over the safe stability of a nine-to-five. After years of building a promising career in communications, which was just about to take off, Roja decided to leave it all behind and embark on a daring journey to follow her dreams.
Roja Valentine is a Haitian-Canadian performing artist, vocalist, and producer who boldly pushes the boundaries of musical genres. With a unique fusion of Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B, she innovatively weaves Afro-Latin rhythms into her dramatic soundscapes.
In 2021, Roja's undeniable talent garnered her a coveted spot as a featured act in the prestigious National Arts Centre's Fridays at the Fourth Series, where she charmed audiences with her enchanting performances. The following year, she further showcased her exceptional artistry at the acclaimed Ottawa Afro Festival in 2022, solidifying her status as a rising star in the music scene.
Having honed her craft at the esteemed Metalworks Institute of Music, Roja's outstanding dedication and zeal were recognized when she was awarded the prestigious 2020 Slaight Family Scholarship Award. In 2022, she achieved yet another milestone in her career as she received a well-deserved nomination for the JUNOS' MusiCounts Accelerate Scholarship, a true testament to her remarkable potential.
Roja's latest project, titled "My Time," is an impressive demonstration of her artistic versatility. Serving as the performer, songwriter, and producer, she delivers a dark and captivating pop-trap single that embodies her refusal to wait for permission from others to pursue her desires. With her uniquely melodic voice, Roja fearlessly and honestly sings about her ambitions, inspiring listeners to embrace their potential and claim their time in the spotlight.
With each enthralling composition, Roja Valentine continues to create a sonic experience that is both thought-provoking and invigorating. As she paves her own path in the music industry, Roja's music serves as a catalyst for empowerment, motivating others to chase their dreams and ultimately take control of their lives and destiny.