Neneh Cherry profile

Neneh Cherry

Neneh Cherry

Neneh Cherry (born 10 March 1964) is a Swedish-born singer-songwriter, rapper, and occasional DJ and broadcaster. She is the daughter of Monica "Moki" Cherry (née Karlsson), a Swedish painter, and Ahmadu Jah, a Sierra Leonean drummer, who had come to Sweden to study engineering.  Cherry's mother later married Don Cherry, an American jazz musician, who helped raise her since birth. Neneh took her stepfather's surname. She is the half-sister of 90s pop musician Eagle-Eye Cherry.

In 1970, Don and Moki Cherry, bought a countryside house, outside the small town of Hässleholm in Sweden, converting it from an old schoolhouse that was built in the turn of the century. The house was a hub for creativity, and an 'open' building, where artists and musicians would constantly visit. The non-stop activity inspired the young Neneh to pursue music and a bohemian lifestyle.


Gender: Female
Born: 1964-03-10
Country: Sweden
Is Active: Yes