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ARTist. Singer. SongWriter. Storyteller. Arts Advocate. Change Agent.

Learn about Mahoganee

Mahoganee, a South Carolina Native & East Coast based artist blending a Style of Southern Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues & Hip-Hop with African & Caribbean Influence (deemed Funky Organik Soul) is a renowned vocalist, recording artist, songwriter and youth educator-mentor with national credits to her name. With over 31 years of experience in her field, she evolves as a consummate personality. Mahoganee is sought to perform at numerous and reputable corporate, private, civic and community events with audiences of dignitaries and 21st century iCons. She has amassed a growing fan base and continually earns respect from her “age-peers” and her “age-seasoned ” audiences. Both groups of supporters appreciate the sultry, earthy, authentic, vocal range spanning more than four octaves, and her commanding acapella stage presence. She has performed for audiences of 20,000 + with music heard in over 24 countries. Mahoganee has shared the stage with artist such as Tony Terry, SOS Band, & Daniel Winans. Her music can be heard on numerous local and national FM/AM radio and internet radio stations. 

Mahoganee has:

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 Atlanta GA Chapter Member
  • 2011 Expansion Arts Grant Awardee (Coastal Community Foundation) 
  • Featured Artist on for Arts & Activism Jan 2012
  • Official South Carolina Arts Commission Arts in Education Approved Artist in the Field of Music Since 2014
  • 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.
  • A requested performer at the Savannah GA Black Heritage Festival 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000
  • A requested performer at Historical Penn Center's Heritage Festival 2011, 2014, 2015
  • A 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
  • 2009 Artist Residency  in Trinidad & Tobago  
  • 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 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)

  • 2019 Artist Residency to Cuba with A Dream Come True Missions Non-Profit 

  • 2019 Artist Residency to Belize with A Dream Come True Missions Non-Profit

  • 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 2022-23 

As a dedicated arts advocate and teaching-artist Mahoganee conducts Music WorkShops & Camps on Songwriting, Song Structure, Stage Presence, Confidence, and Vocal Production. Special skills are evident in the artists’ ability to develop, implement and supervise curricula for female and male youth on such topics as: Character Development, Strategies For Achieving Academic Success, Self-Awareness and Self-Management Skills, Planning For the Future, Developing Profiles to Showcase Personal Gifts and Talents, Strategies For Dressing For Success, Volunteerism and Community Service, & Peer Mentoring. Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ are used with discernment by the artist. She encourages communication on topics associated with her craft from those she contacts and receives contacts on a daily basis. These digital tools allow immediate exchanges that perpetuate conversations related to the scope of her craft.  ​

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