The back story

Life of JéNai Rashida

JéNai Rashida was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada when she was 4 years old. She moved cross country to be close to her grandparents when her mother became very ill.

When they arrived, her mother, older sister and JéNai moved in with her retired grandparents and what was meant to be a short while turned into, forever. Her mother passed away from Cancer when JéNai was just 7 years old. 

Going through such a dramatic experience, JéNai started writing to express how she was feeling. At age 7, she wrote her first poem and discovered her passion for writing and music. She will tell you that being raised by her “Grammy” as she liked to call her, exposed her to a wide range of experiences and different genres of music that were due to being raised with a generation gap. “When I was younger, our long distant family and friends would come visit and we would dress up, dance to old records and put on shows, it was the best!”, she said. From those fun times with family, JéNai found her voice and her calling.

JéNai is all things creative and she says she will never fit into one box. “We're all born with a talent, sometimes many and they’re always evolving just as we are. Some parts of us take a little longer to define, but everyone has a unique gift to share.

JéNai enjoys traveling to new places, gazing at the ocean and creating art.

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