JANA LISSA BENT, BA, PMP – President and Project Director, KQC Enterprises
Jana Bent is a Jamaican who has worked in the entertainment business as a dancer, choreographer and backing vocalist, touring with The Wailers, Julian Marley, Damian Marley and Shaggy among others and has sung backing vocals on several other artiste’s recordings. Jana recorded 3 albums as a solo artiste, of all original songs, with her Producer Rupert Bent III, (musical director for Sean Paul) including the hits: “You So Fine”, “My Man Dat” and “No Regrets” featuring Bounty Killer. She has also recorded 3 duets with Spragga Benz.
A gifted writer, Jana was signed to a publishing administration deal with the Royalty Network in New York City and has written songs for placement on international TV shows and movies. Her songs have been placed on shows such as ‘American Idol’; MTV’s ‘The Hills’; "The City", “Privileged” and in the movie "Spring Breakdown". Jana has worked with music producers all over the USA, and has been asked to submit songs to artistes such as Mariah Carey, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, and the top competitors in the 2009 American Idol Competition.
Jana formed her own company, KQC Enterprises, creating Edu-tainment products under the brand names Reggae Pickney™ with approved Jamaican and Caribbean educational content, using entertainment to deliver themes from the early childhood curriculum with environmental protection messages. Titles include ‘Shaggy Parrot and the Reggae Band’ and ‘The Reggae Band Rescues Mama Edda Leatherback’ – both of which feature the voice of Grammy Winning Artiste, Shaggy; and ‘Brave Turtellini and the Reggae Band’.
KQ Comics is the second brand developed by KQC Enterprises. The first volume under the new brand, titled, ‘Break the Silence’ is being funded by the Caribbean Development Bank/Jamaica Social Investment Fund and addresses sexual violence against children, helping them to identify, respond to and report incidents of child sexual abuse as part of the primary level Health and Family Life Education curriculum.
Jana is a certified Project Management Professional, has a BA in Psychology and is studying for her MBA.