Related Information for Janet Gabriel Janet Gabriel is considered in the Soul/ Pop/ Funk world as a supreme singer/songwriter whose influences include Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker and Toni Braxton. Janet has a soulful and ripe voice which is both versatile and full of emotion.Born in Hackney, London, to Nigerian parents, Janet has been singing and writing songs since the age of 12. In 1982, she moved to Nigeria for her secondary education. By the age of 16 she had sung backing vocals for Mandy Br.. read more