Nadia Mladjao, better known by her stage name Imany, is an Afro-soul singer. She was born in the French Comoros Islands in 1979. From the Comores, her 'stage name,' ' Imany,' 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 The States and France.