Giovannie Pierre-Louis, known professionally as Gio, is a strong survivor of life’s challenges, like many of her Haitian countrymen. Gio was born in Brooklyn to an Italian mother who could not embrace her bi-racial children and a Haitian drug kingpin father, exiled when she was 2. After being kicked out of school for behavioral outbursts, Gio was sent to Haiti to live with her Father. In Haiti, she learned how to appreciate the smaller things in life and discovered her love of music.
Gio has been involved with music as long as she can remember. Gio wants her music to be heard around the world to promote Haiti and to also continue her sister Cassandra’s creative musical legacy.