Miss Nana (formerly Lil' Miss Nana, born Tanyshwia D. Stokes on May 10, 1991) is an American rapper from Newark, New Jersey.
Stokes first began rapping when DJ King Shameek, a member of rap group Twin Hype, heard her rapping on her father's voicemail. He later suggested Stokes do a promotion for Wendy Williams' radio show on WBLS. Afterwards, the promo led to other projects such as remixes, appearances in other radio shows across the country.
Stokes was invited to by Bow Wow to join him on his Unleashed Tour in 2003. He also appeared as a host on her latest album titled I Got The Hood and invited her to his 19th birthday party. She has released seven albums. She has performed throughout the country with major recording artists such as Lil' Jon, Marques Houston, Mario, Amerie, Lil' Kim, Floetry, ATL, 50 Cent, 3LW, Ying Yang Twins, J-Kwon, Rah Digga, Wyclef Jean, 8 Ball MJG, El Chico Debarge, Keith Murray and Joe Budden. In 2004, she performed at a school in Irvington, New Jersey named Chancellor Ave. School. There she gave away free merchandise. Miss Nana recently released a music video for her single Problems In My Hood. The music video was shot in her hometown of Newark and can be seen on her website as well as an upcoming DVD.
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