MONA DISA, the driven singer/songwriter/producer who hails from Brooklyn, NY! At age 12 she knew exactly what her purpose was in life; to become an Entertainer. Among many great artists her main influences Dorothy Dandridge, Patsy Cline, Missy Elliott, Jackie Wilson, Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, and the incomparable Michael Jackson stirred her passion for creating unforgettable music. Always raising the bar with her bold lyrics and unique sounds Disa challenges herself to delve in deeper into the impossible. A force to be reckoned with, those around her know what she is capable of and those who have yet to experience, well let’s just say Buckle up, sit back, relax, and enjoy the frequency!
Dealing with her own life experiences,in addition to taking on experiences of loved ones, lead to Disa’s flair for writing catchy songs that leave her listeners moved by the relatable emotion in them. Although some will place her in mainstream Urban Pop, she draws inspiration from many different genres. “I am a versatile artist, I don’t like to stick to one genre, because it limits my creativity. There should be no rules in music.”
While performing at DC’s own “Up and Up Open Mic.”, she caught the attention of Hajji Harrison, Manager and father of Platinum Selling Artist/Dancer Mya. Currently Disa is one of the lead singers in Hajji and the Jump Street Band located in the DMV area performing throughout the country for a wide variety of clientele and has had the pleasure of performing backup vocals for the beautiful Mya. As far as her solo career, Mona Disa delved into her Caribbean roots writing her first hit Soca tune of 2012 “Wine Up” which was Number 1 in the beautiful Spice Island of Grenada. “Wine Up” with such great reviews was pushed to be remixed by Grenada’s own Ambassador, “King of Jab Jab”, Tallpree, which put “Wine Up” on the map as one of the best Groovy Soca tunes of all time. Disa was invited to perform in various shows including Pree Day, White in the Moonlight, and Divas Divine, for Grenada Carnival.
Mona Disa, born Mandisa Amena Melanie Delves, April 30th, 1987 acquired a passion for music as a toddler. Her father, a Grenadian reggae artist, Patrick Delves would compose music on the family piano as Disa sat next to him watching intently how his fingers gracefully played and his voice resonated both filling the room with beautiful sounds. Private schooled during her beginning years, at age 10 Disa pleaded to attend a Performing Arts Magnet School, Bay Academy for the Arts and Sciences. She auditioned to enter, in which she performed Mariah Carey’s “Hero.” In lieu of anxiously awaiting for her acceptance letter, she was surprised by a phone call that changed her life forever. From that day her love for music flourished.
Currently the sultry songstress resides in the heart of our nation’s capital, where she spends her time in the studio writing, producing, and recording material. Obsessed with color, energy, and frequency Mona Disa’s first project “YELLOW” debuted February 2017 with hits like ”Squad Goals and Rye X Bourbon.” Her motto, very simple, “There are no IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS just our LIMITED PERCEPTION of what’s POSSIBLE.