Ajani (uh-jon-ee) Asante (A.K.A. "AJ") has been singing professionally around the world, performing lead and background vocals, for and with some very notable artists/groups for over two decades.
His impressive work has included recent background vocal work on "Praise the Lord (Skate Mix)" featuring Rollah & Full Assurance (which appeared on John Redmon & Friends: Faith, Love & Unity, Vol 1). The project garnered a nomination for a 2009 Independent Gospel Award. He later performed on a bonus track for the re-release of the same project, performing one of Stevie Wonder's ballads, "I Can Only Be Me", which is a cover tune from the sound track to Spike Lee's movie, "School Daze".
Currently, AJ is taking center stage and is burning up the charts with his hot, new single "Can't Breathe" which has electronic, dance and R&B overtones. "Can't Breathe" is guaranteed to get dancers working up a sweat on dancefloors around the world. Track appears on John Redmon's junior album release, "S'Agapos" (which is Greek for I Love You). To be released August 2011.
AJ is a young man who is gifted and full of artistic surprises and talents. For not only is he a well-seasoned, industry vocalist, but is also an award-winning dancer/choreographer.
AJ's dance experience began in New York City, NY, in which he started out taking classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and african dance at the tender age of nine. His first professional job as a dancer came when he was just thirteen years old. He has since been contracted as a background dancer in music videos and in several live tours for various top hip hop artists, such as: Salt n Pepa, M.C. Shan, Finesse & Synquess, Guy, Sean (P. Diddy) Combs, Mary J. Blige and a host of others. Those experiences have taken this young man to the cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta and even as far as Tokyo, Japan. He feels that dance has been a great source of training and inspiration, allowing him to follow his dreams toward his destiny.
AJ is a strong believer in education. He holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education and Child Psychology from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. Failure is not an option for Mr. Asante. AJ believes, motivates and encourages all who come in his pathway that there is nothing you can not achieve if you really want it. He understands that dreams can and will come true when you learn the principle of fusing faith, hard work and patience together. His motto is: "The sky is only the beginning, but never the limit."
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