Now—thanks to her reinvigorated relationship with God, the support of her family and counselors that cosmically expanded her viewpoint on life purpose—Kenya shares her first full-length CD, My Own Skin on her label, KenyaMJ Music.
Time invested finding herself has resulted in songs informed with wisdom first gleaned for self that will be balms of insight and comfort for others. Based in Chicago, Kenya released her debut version of My Own Skin in the UK/Europe on March 15, 2015.
Kenya EPK (My Own Skin)
The album peaked at #1 on the UK Soul chart for four consecutive weeks (she knocked out Charlie Wilson from the #1 spot). My Own Skin reached #1 on both the Solar Radio Gary Spence Sweet Rhythm chart and the Colourful Radio chart for two consecutive weeks.
The U.S. lead single “Let Me” represents Kenya’s danceable side singing an open invitation to let her give you joy (video shot in Los Angeles features Amin Joseph of the summer release Dope, as well as the “Zane Chronicles” and “Transparent” TV programs).
“Be Here” is a romantic duet produced by and featuring twin brothers Kloud 9 (Kendall and Kelvis Duffie) that bursts into your ears with unmistakable guitar vibe similar to what Ernie Isley brought to his brothers’ gemstones (it peaked at #28 on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary chart, #2 on the UK Soul chart and remains in rotation on Sirius XM’s Heart and Soul channel).
“Make u smile” is another soulful relationship duet, this time with Brandon McKenzie. And Kenya brings a seductive touch to “I Can’t Help It,” her second take on Michael Jackson’s classic penned by former Supremes member Susaye Greene with the legendary Stevie Wonder (video stars Malik Yoba). “Stevie Wonder is my Jesus of music,” Kenya confesses.
KENYA “Wednesday Girl” Official Music Video
Kenya Performs “My Own Skin”
KENYA “Let Me” Official Music Video