Jania Meshell (also known as Jania Bania) is an American model, social media personality, and entrepreneur by her profession. She rose to fame after her romantic relationship with a well-known American rapper named NBA Youngboy (aka Kentrell DeSean Gaulden), with whom she had a son named Kacey Alexander Gaulden. Even though they have a son together, the couple never married, hence the term “Baby Mama.”
She managed to launch her beauty brand called Janiameshellco. which features female beauty products and cosmetics, personal care, and beauty products such as hair products, bonnets, wraps, lip glosses, and eyelashes.
|Model and Enterpreneur
|Date of Birth
|11 January 2000
|Age (as in 2023)
|Houston, Texas, USA
|Physical Stats & More
|in feet inches - 5 ' 7"
in centimeters - 170 cm
in meters - 1.7 m
|in kilograms - 59 kg
in pounds - 130 lbs
|Family, Relationship & More
|Boyfriend / Spouse
|Son: Kacey Alexander Gaulden
|Affairs / Previously Dated
|Net Worth (approx)
Jania was born in Houston, USA, and her ancestors are of mixed race (Her grandmother was Caucasian, and her grandfather was African-American). She has always been fascinated by fashion and modeling since she was a child. At just 10, She became a cheerleader at her local high school and started modeling at 14. She was also a member of her high school’s volleyball team. In 2018, she modeled for “XXL Magazine Freshmen Class.”
Regarding having kids and her past relationships, Jania said: “I don’t want more kids. I wanted kids, but I just didn’t want to have many baby daddies. I’m just not gon have no more [kids]. I’m just going to, you know, stick with Kacey, and that’s it. He has brothers and sisters from his dad’s side, so he is not going to really need them on my side.”
Jania Meshell was unsatisfied with her breast size and wanted to make it bigger, so she underwent botched plastic surgery in 2019. She said she is much more confident with her body structure but has faced unwanted consequences. She said, “They (Doctors) had the whole implant upside down, so I felt it in my armpit and couldn’t lift this arm; it was just the worst experience. When I went back to get it fixed, it was still messed up.”
She said she would never judge anyone else who desires to “fix” their bodies before she cautioned young women to be careful based on her experience. She also had a butt surgery before this.
Living in the spotlight can be both exciting and challenging at the same time. The media places a tremendous amount of scrutiny on everyone on whom they place their attention and focus. Jania has handled it well and tactically. She added that men who she had never hooked up with or talked to romantically were trying to make her look bad. And among men who approach her do that because she is the baby mama of Youngboy.
A video surfaced from the surveillance system of a hotel in Tallahassee where the Rapper (Nga Youngboy) body-slammed his girlfriend in the hotel hallway. The video went viral in February 2018. The police arrested YoungBoy for his crimes, but a year later, the authorities released the artist on 12-month-long probation.
Despite the violence captured on the camera, Jamia claimed that they were simply having fun, and she didn’t show up in court until the case was closed in December 2019.
Many thought their relationship was toxic and ended in a very nasty breakup. They broke up in mid-2018, and she gave birth to a son in 2019. The rapper used the opportunity to craft his song, “Truth About Herpes,” in which he detailed that Jania was the one who gave him the STD. Jania shot back with tweets stating that she was clean and that any mention of herpes was a publicity stunt.
She was in an on-and-off relationship with Devin Haney, who is a professional boxer. But she broke up with him on the suspicion that he was still meeting India Love, and she was just his sidekick all along. Rumors are that she also dated King Von and YBN Almighty Jay.
She also had a relationship with Dejounte Murray, a San Antonio Spurs player. There used to be even a tattoo on her right shoulder featuring the name of her then-boyfriend, Dejounte. They split back in May 2020 after Murray tried to leak some of her personal photos. Meshell removed the tattoo of Murray on her chest and replaced it with a new one.
Dejounte Murray and Jania Meshell are back together after they called it quits to spice things up, and Jania has gotten another tattoo after she removed a previous one following their split. But again, they had to separate their ways for good over Murray’s alleged secret affair with his baby momma Imani Nicholee.
Interesting Facts About Jania Meshell ( Jania Bania)
- Jania has had many celebrity relationships. The relationship gave Jania extra publicity and her social media career benefited.
- Eventually, Jania Meshell emerged from his (Youngboy) shadow and flourished on her own despite some domestic mess and brush with death after a plastic surgery procedure. Fast forward to 2023, now she has over 3.5 million followers on her Instagram account, 670k followers on Twitter, 720k subscribers on YouTube, more than 2 million TikTok followers, and all eyes on her every move.
- Having a good number of followers attracts big brands and companies to collaborate. She endorsed several brands such as Pretty Melanin, Fashion Nova, Louis Vitton bags, Fendi, Skims, ‘Pretty Hair Weave’ hair salon, and Givenchy on her Instagram account.
- Her ex-boyfriend, Nga Youngboy, has bedded many girls and impregnated a handful; even Yaya Mayweather is added to that list. Even though they dated the same man, Yaya and Jania have an amicable relationship.
- She has her natural hair color of black but often dyes in different colors. She has several tattoos on her right upper thigh, left upper arm, and left shoulder.
- She once released a video titled “My Dad Doesn’t Love Me..” on YouTube in which she explained the situation and how the two are not on good terms.
- Her prior relationships have frequently resulted in controversies and heated conversations on social media. It appears that Meshell is taking care and precautions to avoid unwanted attention being drawn to her love life and her new man’s personal life actions recently.