The true meaning behind Aya nakamura’s song Djadja

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Aya Nakamura finally opened up about the meaning behind “Djadja”.
The speculation was around the meaning of the line “en catchana baby tu dead ça”.
The whole world sang along to the track, but no one had the slightest idea of what “en catchana” meant. 😂😂
Everyone had their own interpretation.
Aya was invited on numerous TV shows where she finally gave a clear explanation to the lyrics.
Turns out “catchana” is the name of a sexual position, also known as “la levrette” (doggy style). “Tu dead ça” means you’re killing it, as in you’re doing it good.
And “djadja” is just the guy’s name.
She explained that Djadja is basically a liar, going around spreading lies that he had sex with her behind her back.
She’s making fun of him in the chorus, because he’s acting like he’s so good “en catchana”, whereas he never touched her.
It’s also worth mentioning that the single was #1 in Holland, a record that hasn’t been broken since Edith Piaf.



One Comment

  1. Jacques Dehue

    Hello, it is indeed rare for a French-language song to reach the top of the Dutch charts. But it is an exaggeration to say that there have been no French/french-language number 1 hits in the Dutch Top 40 since ‘Je ne regrette rien’. It is true though, that Nakamura is the first woman of French nationality to achieve number 1 success with a French song in the Netherlands since Piaf.
    The information below I translated from a site called EntertaimentBusiness.NL (Augusth 17th 2018):
    “The last time [before ‘Djadja’] a French-speaking song managed to reach the No 1 position in the Dutch charts was in May 2010 when Stromae spent five weeks at number one with ‘Alors On Danse’. In doing so, Stromae broke a period of no less than 34 years without a French-language No 1 hit. In 1976, ‘Mon Amour’, nota bene performed by the Dutch group BZN, was the last French-language song to reach number one in our country at the time.
    Of all the French-language No 1 hits in our country over the past 62 years, only five were actually sung by French artists by birth, namely Edith Piaf, Johnny Hallyday, Les Poppys and Julien Clerc. The other French-language No 1 hits came in the name of a Canadian (Lucille Starr), a Greek (Vicky Leandros), an American (Mort Shuman), an Italian Belgian (Adamo), a Belgian (Stromae) and a Dutch singer, and a Dutch band (Dave and BZN).”
    Fun Fact: the predecessor of BZN’s number 1 hit ‘Mon Amour’ in 1976 was also called ‘Djadja’. Although the latter song wasn’t a hit, you can find it on the internet.

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