|Real Name:||Christina Yamamoto|
|Birthday:||February 18, 1958|
|Occupation:||Mother of Jhene Aiko|
How much do you know about the family of Jhene Aiko? Well, today, we will talk about the parents of one of the most popular singers and songwriters in the music industry. Christina Yamamoto is the woman who gave birth to the American singer who was part of the famous band B2K.
Yamamoto knows that her life is part of the public. That is what you get when you are a mother of a public figure. Her story has always been an interesting topic.
Christina has been married two times, but both marriages ended up being a failure. So, she now enjoys a single life and supports her daughter.
Who Is Her Daughter?
Born Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo in March 1988, she is an American singer who started her career by contributing vocals and appearing in music videos for the R&B group B2K.
Fun fact: in the beginning, when Aiko wanted to increase her following, she was marketed as B2K member Lil’ Fizz’s cousin. But she is not related to him.
In 2003, Aiko was scheduled to release her debut album under the labels Sony, Epic, and The Ultimate Group. The album, titled My Name is Jhene, was never released, and she asked to be released and continue her education.
Jhene was born in Los Angeles and her family lived in South Los Angeles. Yet, when she was only 7 years of age, their home burned down and the family moved near Slauson Avenue around View Park, Windsor Hills. There, she was homeschooled until high school.
She is the daughter of Christina Yamamoto and pediatrician Karomo Chilombo. Her parents got a divorce. Aiko has 7 siblings, 4 from her mother and father’s side and 3 half-siblings from her father’s side. One of her sisters is Mila J, a famous R&B singer.
Through her mother, she has Spanish, Dominican, and Japanese descent, and then she has Native American, African-American, and German-Jewish heritage through her father.
When she was young, Jhene took vocal lessons but quit when she became pregnant unexpectedly. At 20 years of age, Aiko gave birth to her daughter.
She began her musical career by contributing vocals to many B2K releases. In the beginning, she was managed by Chris Stokes and was known as the cousin of Lil’ Fizz. But she is not actually related to him. It was a marketing tool suggested by her labels Sony, Epic Records, and The Ultimate Group. Yes, she and Lil’ Fizz grew up together and were close like family.
She also appeared in a couple of music videos. In 2007, she made a return to music. Speaking about her style, she said that it was an interview that helped her find her style.
She said, “Shortly before I conceived my daughters, I stepped back into the field and took a meeting with a label head. In this meeting, I was innocently told, to sell myself when walking into these meetings. That’s when I decided I would ‘sail’ myself rather than sell myself”.
Aiko then released a mixtape titled Sailing Souls via her website. She wrote all the songs on the mixtape, except for July. It featured collaborations with Miguel, Drake, and Kanye West.
She released her major-label debut album Souled Out in September 2014. And then in September 2017, the American singer released her second studio album, Trip. Her third album Chilombo came in March 2020.
The American singer was baptized when she was 16 at the evangelical Pentecostal Foursquare Church. From 2005 to 2008, she dated American singer O’Ryan, and in November 2008, she gave birth to their daughter.
Since 2016, she has been in an on-again, off-again relationship with Big Sean. They have a son, Noah Hasani, born in November 2022.
Now let’s talk about her mother, Christina Yamamoto. She was born in February 1958 in Ingle wood, California. Christina is the daughter of Tadashi Teddy Yamamoto and Essie Pecot. Her father was a Japanese-American born in Hawaii. He moved to the United States during World War II.
Born and raised in the United States, Christina holds an American nationality and belongs to a multi-racial ethnicity. The famous celebrity mother is popular because of her singer and songwriter daughter, Jhene Aiko.
Not much is known of her early life.
Nowadays, Christina is living a blissful single life. She has been married two times before. There is not much info about her first husband.
Her second husband, pediatrician Dr Karamo Chilombo is a bit more known to the public. The two got married in 1980 and spent more than 4 decades together. Sadly, things between them did not work.
They lived happily until 2000 when they separated. But they officially got divorced 20 years later. The purpose and reason for the breakup remain a mystery.
She has five children, including her first child, Miyoko, born in 1981, and her second daughter, Mila J, born in 1982. Her son Miyagi was born in 1986 but died of cancer when he was only 20. Aiko wrote a song about him. Jhene was born in 1988, and she is the youngest of the siblings.
Jhene also has a brother, Jahi Chilombo, born in July 1984.
Becoming A Grandmother
In 2008, Christina became a grandmother after her daughter Jhene Aiko gave birth to her daughter, Namiko Love Browner.
Jhene was in a relationship with singer O’Ryan, the younger brother of Omarion. Christina helped Jhene through the early days of motherhood. After all, she wanted her daughter to be successful.
Is She On Social Media?
Christina is not a famous person who spends time on the Internet. As such, she is not present on social media. Instead, the celebrity mother wants to keep things low profile and stay away from social media as much as possible. She hasn’t even disclosed information about her early life.
Her daughter, on the other hand, is quite popular on Instagram. There, she has more than 15 million followers. Sometimes, Jhene posts pictures of her big family, including Christina.
Thanks to the success of her daughter, Christina can live a decent life. She is very private when it comes to her personal life.
With that in mind, we know nothing about her professional career, salary, and net worth. But we do know the net worth of her famous daughter, Jhene Aiko. The American singer has a net worth of more than $6 million.