Nadia Mladjao, better known by her stage name Imany, is an Afro-soul singer. She was born in Martigues, in a family from the Comoros Islands in 1979. Her stage name, Imany (Imani) means faith in Swahili. 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. Currently, she lives between USA and France.