A native Hawaiian, but raised in Jersey City, New Jersey; Sharaya J has always been an artist at heart. Music has always been prevalent in her life; exposed early by her father who was a member of 90's Hip Hop group Double XX Posse, she's always been a natural performer. With a very successful career in the dance industry working with the likes of Diddy, Rihanna, Ciara and Alicia Keys as well as great choreographers like Laurianne Gibson,Fatima Robinson and Jamaica Craft; Sharaya is no stranger to the spotlight.
Introducing a fresh new sound and style; inspired by true Hip Hop and Jersey Club music, Sharaya’s taken center stage as Missy "Misdameanor" Elliott's new recording artist. She has also spearheaded the "Banji Movement" which encourages the masses to embrace Uniqueness and Originality, thus birthing the acronym Be Authentic Never Jeopardize Individuality (BANJI).
In early 2014, Sharaya J joined forces with Alexander Wang; starring in his T by Alexander Wang campaign and becoming a brand ambassador for his line. With multiple features throughout the year including Dazed Digital, Interview magazine and NY Mag/The Cut, Sharaya is blazing a trail “to get the people dancin’ again!!!” She even caught the eye of Wilhelmina Models and was signed to their celebrity board by the years end. Sharaya J is on a mission to shake things up and make music fun again!
"I would say if you ready for something refreshing and creative you should most definitely look out for sharaya! she's the future 10s across the board!" -Missy