Haddy N'jie

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Haddy N'jie at the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo (2010)

Haddy Jatou N'jie (born 25 June 1979[1] in Oslo) is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, writer and journalist. Her father is Gambian and her mother is Norwegian.[1][2] She grew up in Kolbotn near Oslo and is the eldest of five siblings.[3]

N'jie has worked as a reporter for Dagsrevyen and columnist for Dagbladet.[3] She hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with Erik Solbakken and Nadia Hasnaoui.[1] She hosted the 2010 annual telethon on Norway's largest TV channel NRK 1[2] which she also co-hosted in 2009.

Haddy N'jie has toured Norway several times, both as a solo artist and as part of the group comedy Queendom, consisting of herself and four other black Norwegian women, all sharing in part African backgrounds. Much of the group's material lampoons either Norwegians or Africans.[2]

When Norway held a national ceremony of remembrance on August 21 for the 77 victims of the worst attacks on the country since World War Two, the TV broadcast was hosted by N'jie.

In 2012 she co-hosted the prestigious sports award show Idrettsgallaen from Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre together with Anne Rimmen. The show was broadcasted on NRK.

Discography[change | change source]

N'jie has released three solo albums:[1]

  • White Lies (released 16 September 2005)[4]
  • Welcome Home (released 1 June 2009)[5]
  • World of the Free (released 25 January 2010)[6]

She is a contributor to

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bakker, Sietse (2010-03-10). "Nadia, Haddy and Erik to host 2010 Eurovision Song Contest". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 2010-03-11.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wamwayi, Cynthia (November 16, 2010). "Haddy N'jie: The African face of Norwegian TV". CNN. Retrieved November 16, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Paulsen, Cathrine Th (17 September 2008). "Portrettet: Haddy N'jie". Psykiskhelse.
  4. "White Lies". iTunes Store Norway.
  5. "Welcome Home". iTunes Store Norway.
  6. "World of the Free". iTunes Store Norway.


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Russia Semi-finals: Natalia Vodianova and
Andrey Malahov
Final: Alsou and Ivan Urgant
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Nadia Hasnaoui and Erik Solbakken)
2010
Succeeded by
Germany Anke Engelke, Judith Rakers and Stefan Raab