Djaka was born and raised in Paris, France to a French Mother and a West African Father. She starts performing, acting, singing & dancing at the age of eight.
At 17, under the direction of Claudia Stavinsky, she gets cast as the witty Anita in West Side Story at the famous Chatelet Theater. She then leaves Paris to spend a year immersed at the Performing Arts Academy of Skyline High near San Francisco, where she perfects her English. Back in Paris, she pursues her training, studying Stanislavski, and joining the Paris Musical Theater Academy. She works in TV, commercials, models and performs in French festivals.
At the age of 23, Djaka writes her first play:"What do girls talk about?", a comedy about two roommates stuck in their house on Valentine's night, that she tours in France, Belgium and Hong Kong. Represented by CineArt then Artmedia, she gets cast in french independent films, but returns to Hong Kong where she performs non-stop for about two years.
Graduate of the ISVP Program at Broadway Dance Center, Djaka is selected to choreograph Beyonce "Who run the world" for the 2015 NYC Dance Parade. She performs in a Pascal Rambert play at La Mama, plays Helena in New Saloon "Three Translations of uncle Vanya" at The Invisible Dog, and is part of Classical Theater of Harlem "Romeo'N Juliet" in 2014 and "The Tempest" in 2015.
From 2015 to 2019, Djaka becomes part of Goldcrest Post Production family, working across both documentary and narrative films, overseeing projects from financing to casting with financiers, producers, writers and directors. Djaka was a producer on Sebastian Junger & Nick Quested National Geographic feature film: "Hell On Earth: the fall of Syria and the rise of Isis." The documentary premiered at TriBeCa Film Festival 2017 and received a DuPont Award. Djaka still produces for Saboteur, Goldcrest' sister company, and was a producer on " I Want my MTV" that opened at 2019 TriBeCa FF.
In 2018, Djaka starred in "Z-born", by Shaan Couture for the 2018 Women Weekend Film Challenge, and in "Words", a love story by Amhalise Morgan featuring Nicholas Pinnock.
She also starred in 2019 TriBeCa Film Founder Awards winner Philip Youmans' short "Nairobi" for Solange Knowles' platform: Saint Heron.
Fierce human's rights advocate, fighting for representation of minorities and the African diaspora across all media, advocate for equity and inclusion for women in the entertainment industry, Djaka just wrote & directed her first short film - composed of 70% women crew & cast: "Jazz in Wakanda", a "thought-provoking and powerful story about race and identity" that got selected for 2019 Harlem Film Festival and 2019 NY African Film Festival.
Djaka has several projects in development, including, amongst others, a narrative written by actress of color Yolonda Ross in her directorial debut, a documentary about Salif Keita's human rights endeavors, and a TV series set in New Orleans, featuring multi cultures and multi languages - all shedding the light on the experience of diverse and mixed identities, all celebrating underrepresented voices.
Djaka is also developing her father's life story, Guinean immigrant who illegally flew the country in the 1970s, lived in Paris and ended up working as an actor in Los Angeles.