Mayaeni (mah-yay-knee), rock and soul singer from Detroit, Michigan.
Raised in a suburb just outside Detroit that she describes as racially pretty segregated, Mayaeni—pronounced mah-yay-knee—was actually born to rock.
Growing up in Detroit, she spent a lot of time not necessarily knowing where to fit in. Her mom is black, her dad white.
Hanging out with her musician dad in the studio was Mayaeni’s form of grooming, with Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan and Hendrix records serving both as musical surrogates and soundtracks to her life.