Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
Hey, I’m Alci Vanity! I’m an independent RnB singer-songwriter from Burlington, ON. in Canada. My music is an expression of the love, pain, and triumphs of my personal life. The reason I make music is so that people can relate and find comfort in the fact that despite our differences, we all go through it!
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
The qualities that make me unique in this industry is the simple fact that I am highly motivated and extremely passionate about my craft. Not only that, but it doesn’t take much out of me to write a song, to be behind the mic, and to be in front of the world because everything I do comes naturally to me. I truly believe in my ability to always be my authentic self – that’s why there is no brand, no gimmicks just Alci Vanity.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you wanted to do what you do now. Who did you tell first? What has it been like since that moment?
Ok so, the moment I realized I was going to be a singer was actually at my Gr.4 elementary school talent show. I remember practicing alllllll week and being so nervous because at heart I’m truly such a shy girl. Since I was infatuated with every part of her, I sang a classic by Alicia Keys called “If I Ain’t Got You.”
I ended up killing the performance, had people in the crowd clapping for me, but one moment, in particular, stood out to me the most. I was just about to go back to class and leave the gymnasium when one of the parents pulled me aside asking me for my autograph and that she would need an album as soon as I released it. The little girl in me still smiles reminiscing on those words today it was truly a life-changer.
From that moment I joined the school choir, my church choir, I did competitions, piano lessons, etc. then BOOM life hit me and I realized that I had many talents but singing seemed to be the one to bring in the least amount of profit at the time (at least I thought so). Fast forward to after high school, I ended up taking a basketball scholarship to Seneca College and studying for a Nursing Degree which I quickly decided wasn’t fulfilling my purpose in the right way. I ended up switching my program to Audio Engineering which I graduated from back in 2019 and ever since then I have been making the right connections, recording my ass off, and patiently waiting on my moment to release my first single.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge I’ve had to face is understanding that my destiny has always been in my control. I spent a lot of time trying to find the right producer, the right engineer, the right team, the right branding strategy, etc. The truth is, there’s never going to be the “right time” and no matter how important planning and organizing is to the overall picture, execution and consistency are what matters the most.
If you had to pick the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could take your career (or business) to the next level…who would those 3 people be?
My TOP 3 people to meet to take my career to the next level would be Jeff Robinson, Jay Z, and of course, I have to say Alicia Keys.