Last night in NYC, Missy Elliott hosted a video screening for her artist Sharaya J’s debut video “Banji Bash” in front of media, taste makers and supporters. Before bringing out Sharaya to address the audience, Missy spoke on the process of working with her over the years and how she’s building an artist like they would years ago. The theme of the night was being BANJI, “Be Authentic and Never Jeopardize Individuality”, something that Missy has always believed in and what she’s also instilling in Sharaya. Missy also spoke on how Sharaya doesn’t fit the typical mold of what an industry executive is looking for but she’s happy with her being herself. Sharaya then came out and address the crowd before premiering her new video. Timbaland was also in the house to support Missy’s new protege.