Nadia Mladjao, better known by her stage name Imany (means 'Faith,' in Swahili), is an Afro-soul singer born in the French Comoros Islands.
As a youth, she was a successful athlete, doing high jump, later becoming a model for the Ford Models Europe, agency. She went to the United States for six years, before coming back to France, when she started her singing career. During her stay in New York she felt in love in the song "Talkin about a Revolution" by Tracy Chapman, who makes her want to try his luck as a singer. She began at the time to take singing lessons and writting lyrics. Tired of "doing the hanger," she stopped her modeling career and after unsuccessful meetings with producers in the United States, she returned to France and she began performing a blend of acoustic folk and soulful blues on the Parisian stage in 2008. After supporting Ben l'Oncle Soul and Angie Stone on their European tours, she worked with producer Malick N'Diaye (Ayo) on her first album, The Shape of a Broken Heart, which was released to critical acclaim in 2011
Currently, she lives between USA and France.
Imany Tour in Greece : http://jazzonline.gr/en/jazzenda/item/1249-imany.html