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About MeImani Raychelle Victoria Patterson is a dedicated and passionate vocal artist, dancer, model, actress, and host. She was born on January 23 in Queens, NY. While living in New York, she was a dancer at DeVore Dance School at age 5. Even though, this is where her passion for performing and dancing originated, Imani comes from a legacy of entertainers. Imani’s great-grandfather, Stephen Solomon, was a Trinidad & Tobago Calypsonian. His stage name was "The Mighty Pye." He first sang with Mighty Sparrow in his tent in Port of Spain and sang for Boyie Mitchell in their band. He also sang in Lord Kitchener’s tent in Port of Spain and various cities. He was one of the first Calypsonian to be on TV, singing a song about Dr. Eric Williams who was the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and is widely regarded as "The Father of The Nation."
Shortly after DeVore, her family moved to Georgia. Imani’s love for dance and music continued. She self taught herself many forms of dancing. At age 14, having no formal training, she landed a dancing and vocal role on DollHouse Rockz, a T.V. Pilot, with Kay Clark Casting in Atlanta. Since then, she has worked with local artist Cory Johnson on flash mob instructional dance videos for different events. She worked as one of his background dancers and then back-up singer for approximately one year. Imani participated in a flash mob performance for a software company, Vertafore, alongside Cory as well. She also followed Cory’s footsteps, participating in “The Light The World Parade” for the Chick-Fil-A Bowl Parade in 2011 and 2012.
During her junior and senior year in high school Imani danced with a dance crew called “DOLCE”. With DOLCE she danced at three Bronner Brothers Hair Show Exhibits. Imani also danced for Terrence Davidson, Nicki Minaj’s former hairstylist, in 2011 for the Bronner Brothers Hair Battle. The last performance she did with DOLCE was a tribute to Internationally Renowned Artist Beyonce Knowles at the Bobbi Boss Pavilion for Bronner Brothers in 2013. She was the lead dancer in the tribute. Later, she did a tribute video to Body Party by Ciara. She danced in an LLE Production music video called “No Tomorrow” by Muna. This video was directed by Tiffany Evans. Imani’s drive and determination to thrive in the entertainment industry lead her to an internship at The Brand Factory Atlanta, working alongside Calvin Evans (Celebrity Photographer) on the set for Jasmine Guy and Cynthia Bailey. She worked on several movie sets as an extra. She has also worked with a local Director, Henderson Maddox on independent projects, "People in The Woods" (Directed by his students), “Unspoken Words,” “The Hook Up,” just to name a few.
Soca music is a genre that Imani is very passionate about. In 2013, she went to NY and Evolution Mas Band created a customized costume for her. She performed her first song on their truck on Eastern Parkway. This year alone, she has had the opportunity to work with 5 Producers in their studio, as she prepares to make more Soca music. Imani has done five amazing performances this year. The Caribbean Association of Georgia, Inc invited her to come to a 2nd event after her first performance with them. She was interviewed by Fox5 before the first performance. She serenaded a couple at their 25th wedding anniversary with a couple Soca tunes. Imani also performed at the Jerk Fest in McDonough, GA. There she was the only Artiste to perform the Soca genre. She also performed at the TT&T All Day Breakfast Party and International Food Festival. This event showcased different foods from the Caribbean Island of Trinidad. As the face of Passport Caribbean Clothing, Imani is also an amazing model. Her aspiration in life is to become an internationally known performer, model and actress. Most importantly, this humble artist desires to become a humanitarian.
I hope to secure more bookings for modeling and performing from this site. My style changes from day to day, as I am able to get into various characters. For the most part I love my heels some days, then other days I enjoy my "fly kicks." The best was to contact me is via phone 678-964-4067 or www.facebook.com/imaniraychelle. I look forward to connecting with some amazing professionals on here and participating in some career fulfilling projects.