Dencia biography: age, net worth, husband, before and after photos

Dencia biography: age, net worth, husband, before and after photos

Dencia is a Cameroonian singer and entrepreneur. She is the inventor of a skin-lightening cream called Whitenicious. Here is everything we know about the talented musician.

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Dencia attends The 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Lester Cohen
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The singer is known for her fashion, music and appearances on red carpets at the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammys, and the American Music Awards. So who is Dencia?

Profile summary

  • Full name: Reprudencia Sonkey
  • Nickname: Africa's Lady Gaga
  • Place of birth: Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Date of birth: 26th March 1992
  • Age: 29 years (as of 2021)
  • Nationality: Cameroonian
  • Height: 5 feet and 6 inches
  • Occupation: Singer, businesswoman, fashion designer
  • Net worth: $5 Million

Dencia biography

Dencia was born on 26th March 1992, in Yaounde, Cameroon. Her mother was a professional Volleyball player. Not much is known about her biological father.


Dencia biography
Dencia arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Gregg DeGuire
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Dencia received her primary education at Yaoundé's Lake Central Government English Primary School.

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She went on to Cameroon Protestant College (CPC) Bail-in Cameroon's North West Region to complete her secondary education.

She also studied in the United States at Santa Monica College, Pierce College, University of Southern California. She later graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in New York with an associate's degree.


Dencia is a famous musician who has released several music videos. She began her music career as a vixen, appearing in the music videos of prominent artists like Lady Gaga, Chris Brown and 50 Cent.

She, later on, recorded her first studio album in 2011 called Beri Beri. For a while now, she has worked with top Nigerian artists like Waje, MI, 2face Idibia. Her other songs are supergirl, Me and U, True love, Rodeo Dr, and African Energy.

She has also worked as a professional designer for Lil Mama, Christina Milian, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj, among others.

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Dencia bleaching skincare

In 2014, the singer launched her skincare line called Whitenicious.

What is Whitenicious? Whitenicious is a high-end skincare product line suitable for all skin types, from dark skin to light skin, for men and women.

The Whitenicious line includes skin lightening and brightening creams. The products recorded massive success, selling out more than 5,000 units in 24 hours of launch.

Despite selling big in various places, the Dencia skin bleaching product was highly criticized in Nigeria. According to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) in Nigeria, the product was considered harmful and cancerous.

She defended her product, stating that the cream was not about skin lightening but about tackling ''hyper-pigmentation''.

Have a look at photos of Dencia before and after using her skincare product.

Dencia skin bleaching
Dencia before and after using her skincare product. Photo: @iamdencia (modified by author)
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The singer keeps his personal and love life private. She has not revealed who she is currently dating.

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During an interview with Econium Nigeria, Dencia reveled that,

"I am not in a relationship now, but I have dated someone somehow within two years, but it was not physical; it was more emotional. He was in Europe, and I was in America, that made it easy, and he wasn't complaining, neither was I. We stopped talking later. Sex doesn't do it for me, but a man who can hold my attention and whose attention I can hold with just text messages, phone calls, Skype, that is what I love."

Net worth

How much is Dencia worth? The singer is very private regarding her financial information and prefers to keep her career's earning details under wraps.

But by analyzing her career so far, it is speculated that Dencia net worth is estimated to be $5 million as of 2021.

Dencia owns some high-end luxury vehicles, including a Mercedes-Benz G-class, a Range Rover, and a 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom. She also owns a luxurious mansion in Westlake Village, California's Hunter Valley.

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The house cost is estimated to be $3.1 million.

Dencia net worth
Singer Dencia arrives at The 58th Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin
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Social media

Like any other famous artist, the singer uses the social media platform to promote her music and her skincare product more often.

She has accumulated a large fan base over the years. Her verified pages are:

Dencia singer has captured the attention of many. Her hard work and how she does all her business are a clear symbol of how determined she is in making her life better every day.

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