Reniss grew up in the neighbourhood of Mabanda, in Douala, Cameroon. Reniss was actively involved in church choirs at New Covenant and Presbyterian Church in Douala, and began singing at the age of 13. After traveling and performing in church events for many years, Reniss began working with Cameroonian producer and artist, Jovi. Reniss released her first singles, “Fire” and “Holy Wata” in 2011 and 2012, respectively, under Mumak record label. She continued to work with Jovi, featuring on his debut album, H.I.V, in 2012, on the title track “H.I.V”. In 2013, Reniss released her first EP, Afrikan Luv, an electronic influenced hybrid of pop and African rhythms, under the New Bell Music label.