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Reprudencia Sonkey
Reprudencia Sonkey

26 March 1988
Other namesDencia
OccupationSinger, fashion designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist

Reprudencia Sonkey, known by her stage name Dencia, is a singer, an entrepreneur, fashion designer, and philanthropist. She was born in 26 March 1988 in Cameroon. She started in the industry being featured in music videos of artists, like Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Lady Gaga, and Ludacris. Dencia released her first single “Beri Beri” in 2011.[1][2]

In the U.S., Dencia studied at Santa Monica College, Pierce College, USC and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. As a designer, she has created looks for artists like Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Christina Milian, and Lil’ Mama, and is known for her own fashion statements and appearances on red carpets at the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammys, and the American Music Awards.[3][4][5][6]

In 2014, Dencia launched her skincare line, Whitenicious, infamously including a skin bleaching cream. [7]


  1. ^ Oyewusi, Siji (January 8, 2015). "Dencia rocks heavy blonde hair at People's Choice Awards 2015". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Camerounian/Nigerian starlet Dencia releases debut single "Beri Beri"". BellaNaija. August 24, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "Dencia". New York Daily News. May 17, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Malec, Brett (February 15, 2016). "Singer Dencia Wears a Pink Hello Kitty PJ Onesie to the 2016 Grammys". E! News. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Olarewaju, Olamide (November 21, 2016). "Singer turns heads again in 'unique' look to American Music Awards 2016". Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Ergas, Talia (May 21, 2017). "Billboard Music Awards 2017 Red Carpet Fashion: What the Stars Wore". US Weekly. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "This African Pop Star's Skin-Whitening Cream Just Became The Beauty Industry's Most Polarizing Product!". February 10, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2017.

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