Jhene Aiko is an American singer and songwriter. She generally sings R&B songs and started her career by contributing to the B2k group when she was 14 years old. She is popularly known for her album ‘Sold Out’.
|Real Name/Full Name||Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Jhene Aiko|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California|
|Date of Birth/Birthday:||16 March 1988|
|Age/How Old:||33 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 157cm|
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 1″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 45kg|
In Pounds – 99lbs.
|Parents Name:||Father –Karamu Chilombo|
Mother – Christine Yamamoto
|College:||West Los Angeles college|
|Boyfriend:||Sean Paul (2006-present)|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Oladipo Omishore (2016-2007)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Namiko love browner|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
|Last Updated:||’May, 20222|
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Biography and Early Life
Jhene Aiko was born on March 16th, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Christina Yamoto and Karamu Chilombo. When young, she lived in the south part of California. When she was 7 years old, her home burnt down and they had to move. Her parents are divorced. Her dad is an African American and her mother is of the decent of Japanese, Spanish and Dominican. Her sister Mila J is also an R&nb singer.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Jhené Aiko in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Jhené Aiko’s age is 33 years old as of today’s date 1st September 2021 having been born on 16 March 1988. Though, she is 5′ 1″ in feet and inches and 157 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 99 lbs in Pound and 45kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Black and hair color is Black.
Jhene was home-schooled till she joined high school. By age 13, Jhene was signed with a recording company called Epic Records. By the time she was 16 years old, she requested to be let go by the record in order to finish her high school. After high school, she joined West Los Angeles College where she studied until she got pregnant.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
At age 17, Aiko started dating singer O’Ryan. Their relationship lasted for a span of 3 years, that is, from 2005-2008. When she was 20 years old, she got pregnant of the singer while still in college. This saw her drop out of school in order to take care of her baby. Namiko Love was born on November 19, 2008.
In the year 2013, she and her daughter were involved in an accident. Her sister and baby daddy were also present. Nobody was seriously injured though Aiko herself was injured in the arm. Her daughter however, didn’t even have a scratch. Jhene announced that she was married to Oladipo Omishore in March 2016. Their marriage did not even last a year.
After 5 months, she filed for a divorce which was finalized in 2017. There were big rumours since 2016 that Aiko was dating Sean Paul. The rumours were confirmed true after a while. In 2018, the couple broke up and Sean revealed that Jhene had suffered a miscarriage. In March 2020, Sean Paul was seen congratulating Jhene and this somehow indicated that they were back together.
Is Jhene Aiko gay?
As of sexual orientation, Jhene is straight. She has been seen dating only men. Recently she has been rumoured to be dating Sean Paul and she has a daughter whom she gave birth to when she was still a student.
Jhene started her music career in the year 2002. She contributed to ‘The Master of Disguise’ soundtrack when signed to The Ultimate Group. She was being managed by Chris strokes while in this record. At this time, people referred to her as Lil Fizz of B2K cousin although they were never related. This was a marketing strategy used by her label company to promote her through the B2K and make her famous. Aiko was featured on five out of the eight songs of the B2K group remix.
Aiko appeared in a lot of music videos which include O’Ryan’s starting video, ‘Take it Slow’, B2Ks video ‘Uh Huh’ and ‘Why I Love You’, ‘Same Ol Same Ol’(remix ) BY P.Y.T ft Sarai, ‘M.A.S.ST.E.R.(Pt 2)’ by Play ft. Lil Fizz. Aiko also featured in the soundtracks of, ‘Barbershop’, ‘The Master Disguise’, ‘The Proud Family’ and Byou’. ‘No L.O.V.E’.
Her single was released on BETs 206&park at the age of 15 years old. In 2003, she was to release her first album ‘My Name is Jhene’ but this never happened. This led to her quitting the label and going back to school. She then returned to music in the year 2007. In 2011, her mixtape, ‘sailing souls’ was released through her website, Jhene Aiko.com. All the tracks in this tape were written by her expect ‘July’. This mixtape included big names like Kanye West and Drake.
On an interview in 2014, she announced that her album ‘sold out’ would be realised that year. The album was a huge success being number 3 on US billboard 200 and sold over 70,000 copies. In 2016, she released an album called ‘Twenty 88’ with Sean Paul. In 2019, she released ‘Triggered’ and her third album ‘Chilombo’ in 2020.
In 2015, she was awarded the Soul Train Music Award and in 2021 she got the Image Award for outstanding album for ‘Chilombo’. She still has several upcoming projects and this may result to her winning even more awards in the future.