Today we’d like to introduce you to Kenya Ware.
Kenya , we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My entertainment part of my life started when I was six years old, and I remember being on the set of television GOOD TIMES with a young Janet Jackson and Jan’et Du Bois his granddaughter Kesha. My grandmother and her sister were in the entertainment circle, and I remember my life been filled with extravagant birthday parties and she’s meeting a lot of entertainers in my early years. Fast forward to my college days when I met up-and-coming rapper/producer Daz Dillinger who I was introduced to buy the new rapper on the Block Snoop Dogg.
We began dating big for their careers jumped off and I was intertwined in the whole entire death row records scene. My career of a Costume Desiigner and film producer started at death row records and Suge Knight allowed me to start dressing the artist, and I was the first producer to document Snoops early years and got a deal with STARZ back in 2003 on a documentary about Snoop Dogg in his group the dog pound. My career span has been around 25 years plus in the entertainment business and I have over 100 television and film projects under my belt. And I’m currently producing two amazing projects that are getting a lot of buzz around town. I recently met up with Quincy Jones‘s son, and he might be joining me on one of my projects as a producer.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
I can honestly say it has not been a smooth row because as a black woman in the entertainment industry, you have your own peers that fight against you and the outside world, so I have to work extra hard.
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
My Companies are my television and film businesses and I’m the CEO, and my daughter and son are on my board of directors. I’m known for my beginnings days at Death Row Records days. I’m set apart of others because I spent the last hour of Tupac’s life with him before he died, and I was so grateful that I was there with him. I’m proud that my career is thriving and I just wrapped up the tour and television show with Bobby Brown and New Edition.
How do you think about happiness?
My FAMILY makes me happy and grounded.
- Instagram: @Kenyaware
- Facebook: @Kenyaware
- Youtube: @Dpguncuttv
Credit Kenya Ware for all my personal photos. Tupac, Daz Dillinger, Wesley Sniper, my kids (Quincy & Emoni) and more