Dropping a dash of mystery, a pinch of Nia (purpose) and a smidgen of Imani (faith) into a cookie cutter industry, Nia Imani is a bona fide musical phenomenon. Armed with the tools to take the entertainment industry by storm and to be The Voice of A New Generation, she has amazed countless producers, engineers, and industry execs with her songwriting and production skills on her debut EP, “Luv, Drugs, & Other Stuff.”
Since becoming a finalist in the 2017 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Nia Imani is focused on a deeper connection with her consumer that will extend and endure beyond her years, she is poised to reinvigorate the industry with an authentic sound deeply rooted in her creativity.
Nia Imani spent the past 7 years honing her craft at piano, guitar, drums, violin, vocal, acting, ballet and hip-hop dance, amassing a catalog of over one hundred songs that she solely wrote and produced, while still managing to graduate high school with honors at age 15, and sing and play a key vocal, Nina Simone’s “Four Women” in the “Nina” film starring Zoe Saldana from a tweet of her singing and playing Adele’s Someone Like You.
From starring as Young Nala in Disney’s Tony-Award winning musical “The Lion King” on Broadway, to performing at Madison Square Garden, and playing at Ashford & Simpson’s acclaimed “Sugar Bar” with Valerie Simpson, her artistry has a cultural relevance that will capture share of mind and share of hearts for the fast moving and ever changing young millennial.
Nia Imani was the youngest little girl to ever be signed by SESAC as an affiliate songwriter and music publisher at the delicate age of 10, on the strength of an outstanding vocal performance and the great instincts of Cappriccieo Scates.
The story of a small-town girl left Atlanta for the bright lights and big city of LA, devised her own brand of distinctive urban alternative electro-pop music in her bedroom, and independently released it to the world, has become so prevalent it’s almost cliché – but we should still take heed.
Dancing to the beat of her own drum, Nia Imani is paving her own lane, one which will allow her artistry to develop exponentially, as she continues to enjoy the ride.