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Zenesha 'Zenny' Riley has pulled off a feat few people have the ability and persistence to do - succeed
at the highest level in three demanding professions.
(1) Successful model that has graced catwalks in Jamaica, Europe & the United States.
If you ever venture to Negril’s Hedonism II in Jamaica or any super clubs hotel and see their brochures
and promotional materials, Zenny is the tall, beautiful, sexy, black model on the front covers.
(2) Production Management services for film company Nice Time Productions Ltd, winning countless
awards for her world popular documentary “Why do Jamaican’s run so Fast”, huge excitement for the
new Reggae documentary “Hit me with Music” and a rehabilitation through music documentary “Songs
(3) Zenny had earned rave reviews as a singer based on the success of the runaway Jamaican
hit single 'No Combo', in 2009 which is a remake of the popular UB40 and Lorna Bennett
vintage, 'Breakfast in Bed'. "I was really pleased with the response of the public. the song has
connected with people," she says.
Born on December 16, 1984, Zenny grew up in St. Ann, Jamaica, State of Bob Marley, Marcus
Garvey, Burning Spear, and Shaba Ranks. Always a lover of music, dance, sports, fashion, films and
entertainment, she was raised in a rural environment called“ Farm Town" where patriotism, and an
appreciation of authentic roots and culture were encouraged. The household supported the sharing of
ideas and the interplay of different philosophies and ways of thinking. Zenny later travelled and lived
overseas to learn different cultures and languages, spending time in Germany, Spain & the United
States of America. Zenny’s music is inspired by her upbringing & her daily realities. "I basically write
about people's lives, my own and reality which is clear or deep to our own understanding. Music is
someone's story or an imaginary creation of what could be," Zenny is now working with her own record
label Zenny Muzik Records, Lee Milla Productions & Universal Music Publishing in Europe to hone her
Her singing style varies between the gruff 'rude gal' “Rebel” when she is chatting/mc-ing, to whip
cream-smooth vocals when singing soul, pop and Reggae tunes.
An admitted multi-tasker, Multi personality, Zenny is equally comfortable in stilettos on the runway
at an haute couture show in Paris or Milan, walking in the streets filming celebrity personalities for
documentaries, as well as wearing Jeans and Pumas in a small studio in Kingston. "I am down to
earth, Witty, humorous, rebel yet sophisticated. That's a simple description. I have enjoyed being an
international model, now I currently enjoy being in the studio recording/producing, performing on stage,
or doing some production work," she says with a Cunning smile.
Zenny's eclectic musical influences come from her childhood, listening to the greats of the early 60s,
70s and 80s, a time span that hails the heyday of funk, soul, reggae, R & B and disco. Zenny also
admires the work of modern stars such as Sade, Indie Arie, Toni Braxton, Erykah Badu, Mary J Blige,
and Alicia Keys, along with giants such as Bob Marley, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Patti Labelle,
Marcia Griffiths & Tanya Stephens, to name a few. As she settles down in her musical career, we can
expect nothing less than greatness from this multi-talented artist.
Zenny has nearly completed her First Album “One Way Street” which explains Relationship chapters
in life. The first Single released from the album; titled Reassurance, is a duet combination with Chaka
Demus- Reggae legend (internationally known as a part of the fabulous duo chaka demus & pliers.
The Second Single & video released “Smooth Criminal” Zenny’s explains a chilling story of a young
woman who fell in love with a murder, recorded on a new cutting edge Electro Reggae sound called
The signing of a publishing deal with universal music Spain for the adaptation
Of one unreleased title “ pretty’ adopted to ‘ Linda’ from her album ‘ one way street’ to sony music latin.