Nadia Mladjao (born 1979), better known by her stage name Imany, is an French Afro-soul singer. Her stage name, Imany (Imani) means faith in Swahili. Her debut album, The Shape of a Broken Heart, which was released in 2011, reached Platinum status in France, Greece and triple Platinum in Poland.
She was born in Martigues, in a family from the Comoros Islands in 1979.
As a youth, she was an athlete, doing high jump. She became a model for the Ford Models Europe. She went to the United States for six years, before coming back to France, when she started her singing career.
In 2008, she began singing. She performed at the Beau Lounge, at the Réservoir, at the Bellevilloise, and at the China Club.
Imany’s first album, “Shape Of A Broken Heart”, contains twelve songs written in English