about me

My name is Janifer.

Stage 72, NYC

For a good portion of my life I was a competitive singer, a member of, and fronted various different music groups, (including rock bands, a R&B cover band, a hip hop group, and later, an a cappella group).  I’d been blessed to land myself in the New York Times at least twice in my career, on a couple of television and radio spots, and a few years ago, had a brief stint on an ABC Television singing competition.

That’s not really the half of it.

Since 1999 I’ve worked for major entertainment companies, such as Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and BET Networks.  I also had brief stints with the Whitney Museum of Art and the American Ballet Company.

Throughout my career, I’ve taken on work as a show photographer, extra for television, film, and commercials, op-ed writer, podcaster, and World Poker Tour dealer.  Not bad for someone who was written off even before I’d begun.

The fact is, like many of you, I have a lot to offer, even when those around me counted me out.

Through it all, I can tell you, from my own experience, it’s not about you.  It’s never really about you, but the perception those around have of themselves in your circumstances.  It’s not your job to convince them.  It’s your job to get your goals done, despite what others believe of you.

I’m running my own race and I hope I can offer you some inspiration as I go through my journey, because at the end of the day, it’s never about the destination, it is all about the journey.

I hope I can offer you some direction and encouragement on your journey.

Feel free to follow me here and on twitter @janifer.

I look forward to hearing from you.


-Janifer Cheng


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