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SHARAYA J

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.

In 2013, after a chance encounter, she landed a deal with The Goldmind Inc. This allowed Sharaya the opportunity to study and work under the legendary Missy Elliott; as her protégé. Within the same year, Sharaya J released her debut single "Banji". This record not only displayed an underground Jersey Club rhythmic sound; but it also created an international movement. Ushering in all who were willing to: Be Authentic and Never Jeopardize their Individuality. This was followed up by two more singles, "Takin' It No More" and "Shut It Down"; which set the dance world ablaze.

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 blazed 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. 

Currently this entertainer, filmmaker, actress and choreographer is creating quite a buzz under her own company; Banji Entertainment. Sharaya released her first solo project “BIG”; which reintroduced her fans to a more evolved lyricist and an established brand. In the first half of 2017, Sharaya J dropped her explosive collective entitled “Dope Product – Vol. 1”; showcasing fierce freestyles over tracks from both the past and present. October 2017 brought the release of "New Wave" - the first single off her upcoming debut EP of the same name.