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Featured Artist #VideoOfTheWeek by @MikhalaJene "Is It Better?"

Thursday, January 09, 2014Ava Bella

Follow Mikhala on Twitter: @MikhalaJene





Mikhala JenĂ© (pronounced Mee-Kay-Lah Jin-Ay) is a Singer/Songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. Her voice and musical style is heavily influenced by the vocal stylings of Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Brandy and BeyoncĂ©. She has a dynamic tone that is often described as angelic yet powerful; a befitting description considering she grew up spending most of her time singing in the church choir.















By 18, Mikhala was performing her original songs all around NC and opening up for various acts. Mikhala then caught the attention of Roc Nation Producer Deputy who has worked with everyone from Wale, Rick Ross, Flo-Rida and J. Cole to Ne-yo, The-Dream and Sean Garrett. Impressed by her talent, Deputy flew Mikhala to NYC and signed her as an artist and writer under his production 
company.




“I was so thrilled when Wale’s mixtape dropped,” says Mikhala. “Just knowing that thousands of people were hearing my voice in their headphones and speakers was unbelievable to me!”


















“Just knowing that thousands of people were hearing my voice in their headphones and speakers was unbelievable to me!”


In the fall of 2012, Deputy finally felt Mikhala was ready to take the next step, so she moved from her small humble town in North Carolina to Los Angeles. “Moving to LA was one of the best decisions I could have ever made,” she says, “Sometimes I’m in disbelief when I realize that I’m actually living here and following my dreams.” Since then, Mikhala has had the privilege of writing and demoing songs with some of the industry’s most sought after writers and has also had the opportunity of being featured on Wale's song "H20" on his "Folarin" mixtape. “I was so thrilled when Wale’s mixtape dropped,” says Mikhala. “Just knowing that thousands of people were hearing my voice in their headphones and speakers was unbelievable to me!”

Mikhala has already made an impression behind the scenes and is now ready to do the same on stage. Mikhala and Deputy have been working together diligently to create a sound that's uniquely their own. "I'm so bless to work with someone who understands me as an artist and shares my vision," she says, "We have great chemistry and I'm excited for people to hear what we've been working on." They are currently putting the finishing touches on her EP that will soon grace the ears of audiences everywhere.












Take a look at our featured #VideoOfTheWeek by Mikhala Jene, who we are proud to say is the first female vocalist to be featured on #AvaTheAnarchist Blogazine!

This is the video for her debut single, "Is It Better?"

Enjoy! 



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