The music of New Orleans, Louisiana is internationally acclaimed. From hip hop, gospel, rhythm and blues to jazz, the Big Easy is home to a plethora of talented musicians. Mena is no exception. She is a singer-songwriter whose lyrics transcend you to an alternate universe of female empowerment and endless possibilities. She writes from the heart and evokes emotion we have all felt throughout our lives: pain, happiness, fear and most importantly – love. Her seductive vocals are tantalizing and symbolize an unprecedented fusion between jazzy soul and hip hop.
Mena began singing as a child in her hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana. Although she always dreamed of pursuing a career in the music industry, she was extremely driven academically and chose to focus on her education until the latter part of her college years. It was not until she moved to New Orleans to obtain her law degree, that she really began to take her music career seriously. She began performing around New Orleans in a local cover band for several years before meeting hip hop producer extraordinaire Carlos Stephens. The two joined forces in 2014 to begin creating the sounds that are now MENA.