Dr. Karamo Chilombo, Jhené Aiko’s father, has been in the entertainment industry since the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, singing and writing with other R&B artists such as Maxwell, Carl Thomas, and Mýa.
What is the Meaning of Dr. K’s Name
Dr. Karamo Chilombo’s original name was Jhené, but he changed it to Dr. K when he became an ordained minister (he has also earned multiple doctorates and degrees in theology). He sings gospel music with his three sisters, who are also singers: Keisha (Keisha Houston), Lianne (Lianne La Havas) and Trina (Trina).
He has been the pastor of the St Ignatius Loyola Church in San Francisco for more than 10 years and he is an author of many books on faith, spirituality and social justice issues such as The Minister’s Son which covers the story of how Dr.
What was His Career Before Becoming an OBGYN
Dr. Karamo Chilombo has had an illustrious career in the medical field before becoming an OBGYN in Southern California. The singer-songwriter grew up in Newark, New Jersey with his grandmother and three sisters after living for five years in Ghana with his parents when he was younger. It wasn’t until he moved to New York for college that he found a love for music and decided to major in vocal performance at The College of Staten Island.
He went on to study medicine at Howard University Hospital School of Medicine before becoming the Chief Resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program where he became Board Certified as well as being awarded the Outstanding Resident award by Johns Hopkins Hospital.
How Did He Meet Aiko’s Mom
Dr. Karamo Chilombo met her mother Jennifer in 1990 when they were both freshmen at Howard University. They began dating in 1991 and their daughter was born two years later. The couple eventually separated but always remained close to one another and their daughter Jhené Aiko who was born on October 24th 1993. Dr. Karamo Chilombo met her mother Jennifer in 1990 when they were both freshmen at Howard University.
They began dating in 1991 and their daughter was born two years later. The couple eventually separated but always remained close to one another and their daughter Jhené Aiko who was born on October 24th 1993.
Dr. Karamo Chilombo is a R&B singer from the United States of America (not Nigeria). He’s also been an orthopedic surgeon for over 20 years so he has no medical training from Africa or anywhere else outside the US for that matter!
His Involvement in Music
Dr. Karamo Chilombo has been in the music industry for years before he met Jhené Aiko and was her father for ten years before they went their separate ways. He appeared on albums with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake to name a few of the big names he’s worked with so far in his career as a musician.
Dr. Karamo Chilombo is also an accomplished author who wrote I Am Enough: The Black Woman’s Manifesto which shares his personal story of overcoming homelessness, abuse, addiction and chronic illness to become one of today’s most sought after motivational speakers to audiences worldwide
What Does He Do Now?
Dr. K has also been involved with other music projects in the past! He was a member of The Makings of You from 1987 to 1992, which released two albums. He then had another stint with the group from 1993 to 1995 before leaving for good to focus on his solo career as well as being a practicing doctor in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. K was also one of the producers who helped put together the soundtrack for Spike Lee’s classic movie Malcolm X (1992). His most recent project at this time is producing Sinner Like Me by BJ The Chicago Kid which will be featured on Black Panther: The Album that he worked on alongside Kendrick Lamar, SZA and more!
Was Dr. K Involved with Other Music Projects in the Past?
Dr. Karamo Chilombo was known as The Voice to many music fans before he became an internet sensation with his daughter as the star of My Girl: Dr. K was given that moniker because he has sung with some of the most talented singers in the world like Prince, Alicia Keys, Kylie Minogue, Taylor Swift and more!
He was born in Lagos Nigeria and raised in London England before he moved to America where he got accepted into Howard University’s medical school where he sang on the university choir; after graduation Dr. K did post-graduate work at Harvard Medical School for both psychiatry and for research on interdisciplinary pain management! Dr. K met Auntie who mentored him in singing, making sure that he knew how to use his voice to move people emotionally while telling stories with melodies.
He has appeared on stage across the globe including China, Brazil, Africa and all over Europe. Dr He was very happy when this gave him an opportunity to sing in France’s National Theatre for Madame Butterfly and also for performances around France in churches during Masses but it wasn’t until he saw what happened with his youngest daughter, Jhené Aiko that Dr. Karamo Chilombo finally found a way to express himself without borders!
Dr He says it feels great being able to feel like I’m back home.