Imanse Omowunmi Adefosudo was born in Lagos, Nigeria and has always shown a strong interest in music since she was ten. Her Dad was an avid lover of music and legends such as Mariah Carey, King Sunny Ade, Whitney Houston and Michael Bolton. Her mum wrote scripts in Pidgin and English for Radio as well as performing in short plays.
Imanse therefore grew up in a family atmosphere which nurtured her budding musical talents. After her high school education in Queens College where she became well-known for performing covers of popular songs with her classmates.
Imanse moved to the United States where she spent another ten years in furtherance of her academic career culminating in her graduation from the prestigious Howard University in Washington DC.
In 2004, while at Howard University, she joined the Voice of Praise choir of Temple of Praise, Beltsville, Maryland and quickly became one of the lead singers in the choir.
Imanse also sang at the graduation ceremony at Howard University. She went on to write all the songs for the hit Broadway play “No Limits” in 2010.
Imanse had an impressive professional career including an internship with Morgan Stanley, a reputable Wall Street firm and also a full time finance and tax position with Tyco Electronics . Through all this time, Imanse planned to get back to music.
It was no surprise therefore that Imanse moved back to Nigeria to pursue her passion for “Music”, her first love.
She has always been curious about music, fascinated with musical arrangements and always dreamed of the day when she would be able to create music of her own.
Imanse entered the studio with producer Ikon at the controls and in December 2014, “Gbona” was released. This smash hit single was followed by the release of “Today” “Ife ti de”, “Gbona Remix” featuring Falz and “Real Love’ featuring Jumar, showcasing Imanse’s immense talents as a singer /performer.
Imanse’s genre of music is Afrobeat, R&B and Soul although her vocal versatility and dexterity allows her to fuse and straddle different genres.
Imanse’s musical influences range from Asa, Beyoncé, Usher, Alicia Keys and Brandy. These artistes are unique in their own way and Imanse draws inspiration from them for different reasons.
Imanse is currently in high demand for concerts and her songs enjoy heavy rotation across the airwaves.