Mahogany Marie was born and raised in Chicago, IL where at aged 8 she discovered her talent for writing. By age 11 she had written her first song and her teacher encouraged the young Mahogany to enter a school talent contest which she won 1st place. Still not quite convinced of her own emerging talent, it was not until in 6th grade, when her classmates encouraged her to volunteer to sing the song ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ on a field trip to see ‘The House of Blues’ did Mahogany realize that maybe what others were saying about her was actually true.
At aged 16, she teamed up with House Music DJ/Producer Harrison Crump, to form the all-girl group Je'monet. Mahogany performed with the group at the Harold Washington Cultural Centre, Kennedy King College and what was formally known as the cotton club on Chicago's south side, before the group broke up due to artistic differences.
Mahogany continued to perform in musical theatre, playing the lead role of Dorothy in a Morgan High School rendition of the ‘Wiz’ and the lead in the play ‘Taming of the Shrew’ in which she played the role of Shrew. Following on from these well received performances, she continued to perform in several musicals in Chicago. During this time Mahogany was fortunate enough to meet and work with Oscar Brown Jr in the twilight years of his career. Oscar Brown Jr included her in several of his own original musical productions.
Following on Mahogany performed in ‘My Chicago’ and ‘School Daze’ with the Margaret Mahdi Production Company. During this time she continued to develop her singing and song writing citing major influences as Prince, Stevie Wonder, Lady GaGA & Beyonce.
Currently she is working on her first Solo project; Album ‘ Mahogany Marie’ and her debut single ‘ Unbroken’, produced by Robert Morrison along with her amazing music video co-produced and directed by Idris Akins The single is available now from iTunes and all good digital stores.