You’ve heard her voice on the classics,”HORNY”, “HOLD YOUR HEAD UP HIGH”, “NASTY GIRL”, and “KEEP PUSHIN”, but we must go on to mention a few others like, I AM THA 1, STAND BY ME, GLAMOROUS LIFE, SHOUT IT OUT, MOVIN UP, BREAKAWAY, & REACH OUT TO ME’.
She’s had numerous UK, Aria, and Billboard top tens and is still going strong!
INAYA recently collaborated with Lee Dagger (of Bimbo Jones) on their single, “SHELTER ME”, which merited her seventh #1 hit on the Billboard Dance chart. Before that, she collaborated with DJ Escape on their single “MAKE SOME NOISE”, which granted INAYA her 13th Billboard Top Ten when it peaked at #4.
Right now, Inaya is tearing up the Traxsource chart with her song GREAT IS THE LORD (with mixes by the legendary Dj MEME and the incomparable DAVID HARNESS) originally produced by WAYNE R. WALKER.
Besides writing for herself, INAYA has written with and/or for Darryl D’Bonneau, Tichina Arnold, Bootsy Collins, Randy Crawford, and Missy Elliot, to name a few.
In addition to house music, INAYA writes,records and performs gospel, musical theater, jazz, hip-hop (QUEEN LATIFAH, MC LYTE, MISSY ELLIOT, SEAN PUFFY COMBS, BIG DADDY CANE, etc), and R&B.
Seeking to gain more control over the fate of her music, Inaya has started her own record label , Ny-O-Dae Music, from which she’s released the titles, HIGHER PLACE, CHASE ME, THAT NIGHT, ONE WAY, the reggae flavored, “JUMP UP & DOWN”, LOOKING FORWARD, JUMP IN, HIGHER, INTERNATIONAL CLUBBIN’ and more.
Inaya also had a moment in film when she acted and sang as “Jiffiy” in “WHO SHOT PAT?” with SANDRA BULLOCK in 1989.
Her latest venture; a multi-genre girl group called TRIo (including herself, Toni Menage & Ria Alexander) who’s single, THE SOURCE, made it to #13 in the UK MUSIC WEEK top 40 club chart and is being heavily supported by Dj’s around the globe.
Who knew that this card-carrying member of the Actor’s Equity Association, groomed in church and musical theater (THE WIZ, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, etc), would become one of the most prolific writers and frequently heard voices on the Universe’s dance floors.