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 family when her mother became very ill.

When they arrived, her mother, JéNai and older sister moved in with her retired grandparents and what was meant to be a short while turned into a lifetime. 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 for them, 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 purpose and talent, sometimes many, they’re always evolving just as we are and it might take a lifetime to define them all.”

JéNai enjoys dancing, traveling and spending time outdoors in nature.

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