Jhen' Aiko Efuru Chilombo was born on March 16, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. Jhen' began writing poetry at 6 years old. At 13, she signed to a major record label and began her career as a recording artist. Today, she is a mother of one, a three-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and a poet. 2Fish is Jhen''s first published book.