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ARTist. Singer. SongWriter. Storyteller. Poet. Arts Advocate.

Learn about Mahoganee

South Carolina native Mahoganëë is a renowned vocalist, recording artist, songwriter, poet, storyteller and youth educator-mentor. Her unique style, deemed “Funky Organik Soul”, is a blend of Southern Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Hip-hop with African and Caribbean influence created by she and her husband, music producer André Amigér. With over 30 years of experience in her field and national credits to her name, Mahoganee’s artistic persona is constantly evolving. Her sultry and earthy vocals, commanding acapella stage presence, and a range spanning more than four octaves has earned her a loyal following by an ever-growing fan base and thus given the name “Sea Island Songbird”. She has performed before dignitaries and 21st century icons and for audiences of 20,000+ at festivals and other corporate, private, civic and community events – including Historical Penn Center's Heritage Festival, the Annual Black Family Reunion for the National Council of Negro Women in Washington, DC, and the Black Heritage Festival in Savannah, GA. Mahoganee has shared the stage with artists such as Tony Terry, SOS Band, and Daniel Winans, and has been a featured performer with South Carolina’s ambassadors of Tourism Dr. Marlena Smalls & The Hallelujah Singers. Mahoganee was an Artist-in-Residence in Trinidad and Tobago in 2009 and in 2019 Cuba and Belize, She’s been featured on SoulTrain.com for both her artistry and activism. She has also been a Teaching Artist at the prestigious Historical Penn Center and is a member of the Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA chapter of the Grammys Recording Academy, a GrammyU Mentor and an Official South Carolina Arts Commission Arts in Education Approved Certified Teaching Artist in the Field of Music Since 2014. Mahoganee was commissioned to write the college Alma mater for TCL Technical College of the Lowcountry in 2019. Mahoganee has most recently released her 4th record (album) entitled “Textures of a Southern Soul” and has been getting rave reviews with an amazing collaboration with Grammy nominated artist, Carolyn Malachi.

Accolades:

Presented with Proclamation from Prince George’s Maryland County Executive Jack B. Johnson on February 16, 2008 Recognizing Mahoganee and her husband Andre for Musical Accomplishments. The Proclamation Recognized & Proclaimed February 16, 2008 as a day of celebration and recognition of Mahoganee’s 2nd album “Thoughtz of a D.I.V.A..

  • The Recording Academy Member/ Grammy U Mentor
  • 2011 Expansion Arts Grant Awardee (Coastal Community Foundation) 
  • Featured Artist on SoulTrain.com for Arts & Activism Jan 2012
  • Official South Carolina Arts Commission Arts in Education Approved Certified Teaching Artist in the Field of Music 
  • Awarded the Chapter President's Award & Made an Honorary Member of the Historical Montford Point Marine Assoc. June 2016
  • Performance at SC State House for Commemoration of Brown vs Board of Education May 2015 
  • Self-published 3 albums, the most recent album reached the top 10 of the Indie Charts.
  • Requested performer at the Savannah GA Black Heritage Festival 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
  • Requested performer at Historical Penn Center's Heritage Festival 2011, 2014, 2015
  • Requested performer at the 30th Annual Original Gullah Festival 2016
  • Featured Performer at the Annual Black Family Reunion of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) in Washington, DC.
  • Guest soloist in Macy’s Homeless Campaign in Washington DC. 2009
  • Live Performance on the (TJMS) Tom Joyner Sky Show 2005
  • Teaching Artist at Historical Penn Center, one of the most significant African American historical and cultural institutions in existence today on St. Helena Island, SC
  • Traveled abroad to Artist Residencies in Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba and Belize
  • Won Finalist in the Rap/Urban/R&B category of the 2009 Mid-Atlantic SongWriters Association of Washington DC Song Contest 
  • Performed as Nina Simone in "Take Me Back to Harlem" A Langston Hughes Based Play for the North Charleston Arts Festival in 2015
  • 2016/2017 Featured Vocalist with the Renowned International Dr. Marlena Smalls & The Hallelujah Singers South Carolina's Tourism Ambassadors 
  • Featured Vocalist at SC State House 50th Annual Governor's Carolighting 2016 
  • Featured on SoulTracks.com with New Single First Listen Write-Up Feb 2017
  • Commissioned to write Alma Mater for TCL Technical College of the Lowcountry 2018

  • 2018/2019 Arts in Basic Curriculum Grant Artist Residency (Saluda Trails Middle School)

  •  Requested Performer 
  • Member of (NABFEME) The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment 

  • 2020 SCAC SC Arts Commission Certified Teaching Artist

  • 2020 National Black Arts Forward Project Relief Fund Awardee

  • 2021 Recording Academy Grammy U Mentor

  •  Teaching Artist 2021 JULY 4 DAY Residency with Richland Two Partnership Grant for a Summer Reading Camp 

  • GIA (Grantmakers In The Arts) 2021 Annual Conference Plurality, Power & Belonging San Juan, Puerto Rico Opening Artist

  •  Art of Community: a Rural SC Arts Commission Initiative ; Beaufort County Maven Assistant to Victoria Smalls Director of Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

  • kweliTV Ambassador 

As a dedicated arts advocate and teaching-artist Mahoganee is a sought after Artist-in-Residence and Co-Founder of Responsible ARTistry, Inc. A non-profit that centers music as art therapy and education on artist development by hosting workshops, clinics and camps on music production, songwriting, song structure, stage presence, confidence building, and vocal production. Social Media pages are used with discernment by the artist. Mahoganee’s most recent residency was on the sacred grounds of The Brainerd Institute and Workshops In Open Fields, a premier program created by Poet and Pulitzer Prize Nominee Dr. Vivian Ayers Allen to foster and promote preschool literacy. The program was lauded and fully supported by the National Endowment of the Arts Chairman Nancy Hanks as the premierparadigm for how to approach education. Phylicia Rashad, the actress and director is the daughter of Dr. Vivian Ayers Allen was on site at Brainerd Institute on behalf of Dr. Ayers.

Learn more about Mahoganee's Social & Community Work at www.ResponsibleARTistry.org