Janelia McNair Sanya is the daughter of an American father and Nigerian mother, a Nigerian singer who was born in Houston and raised in Nigeria. Janelia brings a unique vibe to her mix of Adult Contemporary music. Her musical influences include; Sade, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti & Barbra Streisand. Janelia have performed at numerous clubs, colleges, concert series, theatres and festivals including Artscape, Marylands’s biggest arts & music festival. She’s performed opening act for artist such as Kindred Family Soul, Raheem DeVaughn, and many more.
Janelia sometimes address socio-economic problems through her music. She’s played at Africa Malaria Day concert in Washington, DC to help raise funds for malaria treatment and prevention in Africa. Janelia’s “Love Song in Yoruba have been well received by fans across the globe, her video is set to air on BET International, and other African network stations such as AIT, Sound City, LTV, MITV, TV Continental, Music Africa and other Nigerian stations. Janelia performed at the F.A.C.E List Awards in New York on March 26th, 2011 where Africans committed to excellence were honored. Her music is for the grown & sexy. You go girl!