Born and raised in Brooklyn, Chika is a study in stereotypes and contrasts. Since her first steps, thanks to her musically rich Puerto Rican and Dominican heritage, she’s been in love with the rhythms of her parents Caribbean music. Her mother and uncle were both local champion Salsa dancers & Chika herself began performing in neighborhood talent shows as early as the third grade. Her early years were tainted by pain and suffering and she finds music less of a vocation and more of an outlet to release her thoughts and emotions. What might have spelled the end for many young girls was simply a new beginning for the remarkably resilient Chika.
Chika got her first break when she was introduced to Sergio George, and worked with his label, WEA Latina. She then linked up with DLG and toured Japan, Spain, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Honduras, and Costa Rica. She helped write, and was featured on, DLGs album “Volvere” as well as wrote and performed on “Sergio George’s live album at Manhattan Center” which featured Gilberto Santa Rosa, Sergio Vargas, and Victor Manuel. After a short lived hiatus Chika continued forward with her career and after appearing on Fragment Crew’s Album “Anything Goes” released under Univision Records she was invited by Grammy Nominated producer, Dj Napoles to be a member of the international duo ChikaMelina. The darling divas encountered much success and Chika embarked on yet another international tour. They toped the Billboard Charts with their first single “No Me Llores” and shot the video for it in Geneva Switzerland.
After much success with collaborative efforts, Chika is now releasing a MixTape presented by Fragment Muzik titled “Pa La Calle” which features her first single “Washington Heights” as well as collaborations with artists like Notch, Daddy Yankee and Fabolous along with the smash remixes of “El Amor” by Tito el Bambino & “Hasta Abajo” by Don Omar. Chika believes that music is an amazing medium in which she can express herself and convert the tears from her past into a beautiful career. “The hardships that once isolated me can connect me intimately, and universally, to many people in similar situations” says the luscious Latina. Captivating vocals over thumping tracks are her specialty and if her resilience is a testimony to her will to succeed we’ve only just begun to hear what Chika has to say.