Ashley Nikkii Ellison is the sister of Frank Ocean aka Christopher Francis Ocean. His works are noted by music critics for featuring avant-garde styles and introspective, elliptical lyrics. She was born in Long Beach, California. Like her brother, she graduated from John Ehret High School in Marrero, Louisiana. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue her brother’s music career. She has remained out of the spotlight for most of her brother’s career though. In 2012, the first and only time Ellison spoke of Ocean in an interview with Hello Beautiful, shortly after the artist revealed he is bisexual. “Everything is great. He feels so much better, he feels free, and as long as he’s happy, the family is happy. I’m just glad it’s over with and finally out!”
Ashley Nikkii Ellison Bio, Age and Family
Ashley Nikkii Ellison was born to Calvin Edward Cooksey and was a singer and keyboardist, and his mother is Katonya Breaux Riley who later worked as a residential contractor. She was raised by her mother after her parents divorced when she was five years old. She also has a younger brother named Ryan Breaux who died in a car accident on Sunday, August 2, 2020. He had graduated from Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California, just one year before his death. When she was four years old, she and his family relocated to the New Orleans area. She was raised Christian, including a brief time as a practicing Catholic.
Ashley Nikkii Ellison Grandfather
Ashley Nikkii’s grandfather Lionel McGruder Jr. was a father figure for Ocean after her father left the family. Lionel was a recovering drug addict and later served as a mentor at AA and NA meetings. He died in 2010 and Ashley’s brother, Frank Ocean dedicated a song to him called “There Will Be Tears” on his mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra. He also mentioned him on his 2017 single “Lens”.
Ashley Nikkii Ellison Age
Ashley Nikkii Ellison’s age is not confirmed. Moreover, Ocean was born on October 28, 1987 in Long Beach, California, U.S. He is 35 years old, as of 2023.
Ashley Nikkii Ellison Childhood
Ashley Nikkii Ellison childhood was marked by poverty and instability. She was often unable to pay for basic necessities and was frequently moved from one place to another as her mother searched for work.
When she was young, her father abandoned the family, leaving her mother to raise them and his younger brother on her own. Despite the difficulties, Ocean showed a talent for music from a young age, and he pursued it with passion and determination.
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Who Is Ashley Nikkii Ellison’s Brother, Frank Ocean?
Frank Ocean is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and photographer who have been listed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020). He is best known for his critically acclaimed albums such as, his first mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, Thinkin Bout You, Watch the Throne, Moon River and many more.
Ocean began his musical career as a ghostwriter for artists such as Brandy, Justin Bieber, and John Legend. His second studio album, Blonde, was released in 2016 and marked his highest-charting album on the Billboard 200, debuting at No. 1. In 2017, Ocean was featured in the Calvin Klein marketing campaign. He has received numerous accolades, including two Grammy Awards and one Brit Award. His music generally includes the electronic keyboard and occasionally have an experimental song structure.
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