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MoKenStef, 1995
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres R&B
Years active 1994–2000
Labels Def Jam Records
Past members Monifa Bethune
Kenya Hadley
Stefanie Sinclair

MoKenStef was an American female R&B trio from Los Angeles, California, active from 1994 until 2000. The group name was a combination of the first syllable of each member's name: Monifa, Kenya, and Stefanie. They released an album, Azz Izz, in 1995, and their biggest hit was "He's Mine", which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also spent one week in the UK Singles Chart in September 1995 at #70.[1] Their second single, "Sex in the Rain", was not as successful, peaking only at #63 on the US R&B chart.

The last single was intended to be "Baby Come Close", remake of Smokey Robinson's song, for which MoKenStef recorded a remix called "I Can't Help It" (this one was a cover of Michael Jackson's song). Both, album and remix versions were released promotionally on cd and vinyl, the group also made a video for it directed by Cameron Casey,[2] but in the end the intended single was never released commercially.

The group also did a couple of performances of "He's Mine" in 1995 on Soul Train, All That and Video Soul.

After Azz Izz[edit]

MoKenStef appeared on the soundtrack of the film, Phat Beach in 1996, with the song "Jock'n Me". In 1999, the group released a single called "He Say She Say", which was a promotion for the album Hits 4 the New Millennium by Cool Dre,[3] but their attempt was unsuccessful. In 2000, they officially disbanded. In 2014 Mokenstef reunited and their Instagram page can be found, as Therealmokenstef.[4]




  • "He's Mine" (1995)
  • "Sex In the Rain" (1995)
  • "Baby Come Close" (1995) (promotional only)
  • "He Say She Say" (1999) (promotional only)


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 374. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
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