She attended the high school of Music and the Performing Arts in New York and went on to major in musical theater at The University of Bridgeport.
Inaya was then off to the stage to do Musicals in New York. She understudied Stephanie Mills in "The Wiz", receiving rave reviews when she stepped into the lead as "Dorothy".
She has recorded vocals for Michael Jackson, Al Green, Sean "Puffy" Combs, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Big Daddy Kane, Jonathan Butler and Randy Crawford to name a few. She also co-wrote two songs on Randy Crawford's lp Every Kind of Mood.
She has spent time on the Billboard dance charts with Projects of her own ("Keep Pushin'" #2 and "Hold Your Head Up High" #6) both of which she sang and wrote, produced by Boris Dlugosch.
She is also the vocalist on Mousse T.'s "HORNY" which climbed to #1 on the billboard dance charts.
Inaya's voice can be heard on Mike Cruz's "MOVIN’UP" (co-written by Inaya with China Ro) on Nervous Records (which peaked at number 3 on the billboard dance charts in the year 2000).
Formally signed to the now defunct Strictly Rhythm where her first single was "Feel It" produced by DJ Dome.