Dencia "Let Me See You Dance"
International pop star, artist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Dencia knew from the early age of five that she would be in music. After moving to Los Angeles in 2008, she got her start appearing in music videos by Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Quincy Jones and Pharrell Williams, among others. In 2011, she released her first single, “Beri Beri,” one of the top songs in West Africa, followed by “Supergirl” in 2012, which received exposure on MTV. She’s since released such singles as “Me & U”(ft Sarkodie), “True Love,” (ft Waje), “African Energy,” and “Rodeo Dr.” Her latest single “Let Me See You Dance” from her upcoming EP will drop in spring 2017.
Dencia was born March 26th, 1991 in Cameroon, West Africa and raised by her grandparents on a ranch-style compound surrounded by family, pets and the farm life in general. When she was still in grade school she began “doing business” with her classmates – showing the entrepreneurial spirit that would continue to develop throughout her life. As a teenager, Dencia was diagnosed with Addison’s disease – a condition that can cause skin discoloration by an increase of pigment & decrease of pigment, otherwise known as Vitiligo. Little did she know then how this ailment would so drastically affect her future.
Dencia went to college in the U.S. where she received an Associates degree in Business and later a fashion degree from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. And in 2012, as her skin disease progressed and really began taking its toll, Dencia took it upon herself to create a skin cream to help with the ailment, which led her to the to develop and introduce to the world “Whitenicious by Dencia” – her luxury line of safe and natural skin-care products. The line has seen enormous success in helping women with their skin issues and become a multi-million dollar company practically overnight in doing so. Since then, Dencia went on to develop and release such additional lines: Envydia Cosmetics, Darklicious Cosmetics, and Mom Ange.
You can’t really talk about Dencia without talking fashion. She’s not only designed looks for such artists as Nicki Minaj and Rihanna, but is also well known for her own fashion statements. “Fashion and arts make the world go round,” she says. “Fashion is a part of me. It’s been this way since I was a little girl.” Dencia describes her own style as “loud, bold, creative, and unique,” which she’s proven in her music videos and on the red carpet at such events as the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammys, and the American Music Awards.
Dencia is passionate about helping others, something that was instilled in her by her grandparents at an early age. She makes it a priority to devote much of time and resources to her philanthropic endeavors around the world, including visiting West African orphanages in Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Mali, and Burkina Faso. Aside from connecting personally with the children several times a year, spending one-on-one time with them to help and inspire them, she also provides monthly financial support. And here in the US helps others by way of her foundation, “DenciaFoundationForHope.”
Dencia currently resides in Los Angeles. For more information on Dencia, please visit: denciaonline.com.