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Sanjo Jendayi

Sanjo Jendayi


Artist Information

Prince George's County
Artistic Category

Literary Arts, Music, Other, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Artist Statement

“As long as you have breath, you have a chance!"~Sanjo Jendayi

Artist Bio

Author~Spoken Word Artist~POWHer Speaker~Literary Coach~Reiki Master

Sanjo Jendayi is a POWHer Speaker, Amazon Best Selling Author, Spoken Word Artist, Literary Coach, & Reiki Master. Readers and listeners alike are mesmerized, challenged and inspired by her unique way of speaking directly into their soul. She merges her S.E., DC street edge with her spiritual grounding leaving everyone on the verge of change. Her transparent style chips away at the proverbial “elephants in the room” that no one wants to talk about. She transitioned into her Purposed name, Sanjo Jenday (African for "One who appreciates her past & gives thanks") because it spoke to who she truly is today.

Sanjo is a More Than a Conqueror! A Survivor of Lung Cancer while continuing to battle Sarcoidosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia. She is a woman who recorded and produced her 24 track CD on 24hrs bedrest a few weeks after having lung cancer removed. A woman who wrote a book in 7 days during a hospital stay. A woman who refuses to give up or give in to anything less than her best, yet her most treasured titles are Mom and Grandmom.

Sanjo began motivational speaking that touched on the very obstacles that she, herself had to overcome. God has turned her mess into HIS message! She has dedicated her life to inspiring women and young girls to rise above their circumstances, take responsibility and turn mistakes into learning lessons. Sanjo is passionate about tapping into the little girl within all women to reach that sheer innocent place where they once believed anything was possible and resurrecting that belief!

Sanjo’s perseverance is evident in her powerful personal testimony of trials and tribulations that's translated through her poetry in Black Butterfly...Soaring On The Wings Of Poetry and her listen2myheartspeak spoken word CD. A hospital scare birthed her most recent Amazon Best Selling book, Girl, Get Empty, a power-packed compact read empowering women to release all that God has placed in them. Her process of emptying also included the subsequent release of NyAshia's Freedom Ride, a children’s bedtime story that teaches children pride in their heritage and themselves. Sanjo noticed a common road block when mentoring youth and Motivating women to live their best life...Self-esteem issues! Showing MySELF Esteem will assist in showing you how you can build and restore your value and worth. Sanjo partnered with longtime friend, Mu Tariq to pen their Amazon Best Selling book, I Now Pronounce You Single & Happy which is an honest, thought provoking book dispelling relationship myths and encouraging readers to take a journey to self love before entering into a romantic relationship. She is now completing her current book which is a touching memoir of her life to help others move from empty to fulfilled. She shows how everyone has what it takes within to move past their past and change their present circumstances. Sanjo is also a Poet in Residence in PG County, MD with the MNCPPC Expressions Talk Up, Not Down Summer Camp empowering youth to express themselves through poetry.