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.
- Successful model that has graced catwalks in Jamaica, Europe & the United States. The tall, beautiful, sexy black model you will see on the brochures and promotional materials of Negril’s Hedonism II, or Super Clubs in Jamaica, is Zenny.
- Production Manager for film company Nice Time Productions Ltd, producers of award winning documentaries “Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast”, “Hit Me With Music”, and “Songs of Redemption”.
- Singer, songwriter and music producer with recordings and performances in Jamaica, and Europe, including creative collaborations with internationally acclaimed artists such as Chaka Demus and the top Argentine girl band FANS.
Born and raised in St. Ann, Jamaica, Zenny has a very deep appreciation of authentic Jamaican roots and culture. She has travelled extensively internationally, learning and absorbing different cultures, and has lived in Germany, Spain and the United States. According to Zenny, “I basically write to contribute to the quality of peoples lives, including my own. 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, in partnership with Lee Milla Productions & Universal Music Publishing in Europe.
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 sneakers in a small studio in Kingston. “I am a down to earth, witty, humorous rebel, yet sophisticated. That’s a simple description”, she says.
Zenny has nearly completed her first album “One Way Street”. The first single released from the album “Reassurance”, is a duet with Chaka Demus. In her second single & video “Smooth Criminal”, Zenny explains a chilling story of a young woman who fell in love with a murderer. The release of her first album will be preceded by the release of an EP “ZENNY CROSS ROADS”.