Born Zainab Agoro in Chicago, Illinois to Nigerian parents Yinka and Supo Agoro, Zaina spent her early years in the United States. Zaina’s entry into the entertainment industry came naturally. Her striking face and tall slender frame made her stick out in every setting. She immediately attracted the likes of industry professionals and scouts. She began her modeling career at the tender age of 6 posing and smiling for any camera in site, and actually featured in a number of print Ads. By the age of 10 however, Zaina realized that her passion wasn’t so much in Modeling but in music.
She joined the local choirs in her school in England and then came back to the US at age 16 to further her education in music. An all around music lover, Zaina also took up the trumpet and tuba; she played in her school’s orchestra and jazz band for six years. Zaina is not only a beautiful face and a virtuoso musician; she is also an astute academic, armed with a Law degree from Georgia State University.
By around 2005, a musically mature and well-rounded Zaina began her journey to stardom. After gaining modest popularity amongst the Nigerian community in the United States, she recently returned to Nigeria with the intention of bringing the Zaina experience home to the source of her roots. Though she never lived in Nigeria, she developed a passion for her beloved Country and after several short trips over the last few years, she finally decided to make the bold move and relocate in December 2010.
She is currently working on her first album which is scheduled to be released sometime in the second quarter of 2011 and will feature production from TY Mix, Jay Sleek and some other Nigerian and International Producers. The Album is projected to be a truly refreshing musical experience bridging the gap between smooth African vibes and mainstream R&B/pop.
In her relatively short musical career, she has had the privilege to work with artists such as Eldee (also featured on his album “return of the king”), Keno, Del, Banky W, Styl Plus, Zara, Amplifyed, Lynxx, Sauce Kid, Sasha, Naira, and many others…. She has graced the same stage with the likes of DBanj, Tuface, Eldee, Majek Fashek, and Nykita just to mention a few.
Check out the official music video for “Moving On“. This Sexy and Classy Video was produced by Bola Omotosho productions, and shot on location in Atlanta by the extremely creative eye of Film Director, Suban Dey.
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