Diamond in the Ruff

An uncut diamond. (idiomatic) A person whose goodness or other positive qualities are hidden by a harsh or unremarkable surface appearance. Diamond derives from the Greek word adamas, meaning invincible. Also, which is resilient, strong and beautiful.

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Music is the universal language that has the capabilities to cross boundaries, from sexism, discrimination, religion, and so much more. It can be the medicine for the mind and the healer of the soul.


Aiming to shine brighter than ever, Diamond Liyah is quickly climbing the steps of the musical ladder. With a diverse range of lyrics from the witty Padlock with Dancehall star Gully Bop, to the social consciousness of Mother’s Crying, Diamond Liyah has already proved that she is a force to be reckoned with lyrically.

Born as a libra, 19 years ago at the Kingston Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica as Aaliyah Williams, she was destined to take her place in the music industry. She began honing her writing skills writing poems at the primary school level, which she continued well into high school. She believes that music chose her and she is answering to the call. Although young to the business she is fully focused on her career, she wants to take her music to an international platform.

Admiring the musical artistry of the likes of Tanya Stephens, Queen Ifrica, Shabba Ranks, Eminem, Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer and Ninja Man, she is aiming to surpass the influence they have had in music and on the world. Believing in ‘humble calf drinks the most milk,’ she remains humble and working hard at having a successful career. With the support of her schoolmates at Camperdown High School in Jamaica, she is even more determined not to let them down.

Already an internet sensation with her freestyle video for Mother’s Crying going viral, it is very clear that the public loves her work. With a strong unique voice and clarity, it is easy for one to be captivated by her presence.

upcoming events

Live Interview

Date: 12 jul 2017

Location: www.ijahstars.co.uk

The Fireside Show

Date: 30 jun 2017

Location: www.tribestarradio.com

DJ LUX with Diamond Liyah

Date: this Saturday

Location: HOT 102

Jerk Cultural Fest & Family Fun-Day

Date: 06 aug 2017

Location: Ensom City

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