She’s spunky, funny, confident and hella talented! She’s the voice you hear in Norfolk, VA middays at 103 Jamz!
I met DominiqueDaDiva during an LA trip for the Baggage Claim junket and this radio chick was an absolute joy to be around! There wasn’t a dull moment with Dominique as we walked the fabulous Rodeo Drive and checked out the high end boutiques (looking of course).
She’s one of the Radio Chicks that I mention a few times in my blogs who agreed to start this crusade for women in radio. So I was pleased when she set aside some time from her club appearances, weekend getaways with friends, and demanding show to grant me this one on one.
How long have you been in the radio business? 7 years
Who helped you get your start in radio? DJ Sir Rj, I interned on his night show
Are females harder to get along with in radio? I haven’t experienced any negativity
Do you think it’s a lot of competition? Yes!
What is your LET IT GO song? (one that you would absolutely lose your mind listening to) Alanis Morrisette- You Outta Know
You’ve interviewed a lot of celebrities, was there ever a time you had an uncomfortable celebrity interview or encounter where it went terribly wrong? Describe. –Nothing really went wrong, but I waited for a certain Philly rapper to get off his tour bus for about 45 mins. Only to end up with 1 min and 50 secs worth of interview. He seemed like he didn’t want to talk about his upcoming debut album at all. It was like I was pulling teeth to get him to say anything. Which I thought was weird. Like hey dude, aren’t you trying to sell something here?
Who was the best celebrity encounter and why? That’s hard! It’s between J.Cole & Kendrick Lamar. I’m going to say J.Cole though because he’s so genuine & humble. We were going on and on talking like I’d known him for years. Didn’t feel like an interview at all.
What’s the biggest misconception about you? Maybe my radio name. “Diva” sometimes gets a negative connotation but if you follow me you’ll realize I’m just a say it like it is, fun person. I like to make people laugh & of course be girly. I just added Diva to my name to make it more memorable.
Why don’t people get about music when it comes to radio? They don’t understand that we just can’t play whatever we want.
Who do you most admire in the radio industry and why? I love how no matter how many platforms we have in media, radio is still reigning as one of the top. Artist these days have so many outlets to get their music heard yet & still when you hear it on the radio “you made it” .
What was the best advice anyone ever gave you? “Work smarter, not harder”
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What’s the biggest misconception about women in radio? That we’re catty and I’m sure some are but not everyone.
Where do you see urban radio in the next 10-15 years? Hopefully still up & running so I’ll have a job! lol
Who do you think is the most underappreciated artist out there right now? Teyana Taylor . I wasn’t a fan at all until this album.
Who’s in your iPod/radar? Rapper Logic, Jhene Aiko, Bj The Chicago Kid & a bunch of others. I am a true music junkie.
What do you want your legacy to be? A little woman with a big personality!
Biggest regret is….NONE!
How can people reach out to you? Dominiquedadiva.com! and on Facebook,Twitter, Instagram & Snapchat @Dominiquedadiva
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