Jhene Aiko – American singer and songwriter
Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo was born on 16 March 1988 in Los Angeles. The singer has African American, German, Japanese, Dominican, Jewish, and Spanish heritage. Jhene’s parents divorced when she was rather young. Aiko and her younger sister stayed with their mother. For a long while, Jhene was homeschooled. She took private vocals lessons as well. Both Aiko and her sister Mila J became successful in the music industry.
Aiko began her music career when she was just 14 years old. In 2002, she worked with the group B2K. Later, she helped record soundtracks for the movies, Barbershop, The Master of Disguise, You Got Served, The Proud Family, and Byou.
In 2003, the singer signed a contract with Sony and recorded her debut LP, My Name Is Jhené. However, the album never came out due to disagreements between the producers. After that, the young woman went on a long break.
It took Aiko eight years to find her style, finish her education, and spend time with her family. In 2008, she gave birth to a daughter.