Birth Name: Woyneab Miraf Wondwossen

Place of Birth: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethnicity: Ethiopian

Wayna is an R&B singer and songwriter. She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and moved with her family to the U.S. as a child, settling in Washington, D.C.

During her college years, Wayna won Miss Black Unity at the University of Maryland in 1995. She graduated university and worked as a writer in the White House, for the Clinton administration.

Wayna’s influences include Stevie Wonder, Minnie Riperton, Billie Holiday, and Donny Hathaway.

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