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"Nami" is my debut album, which journeys love and inspires personal growth.
"Nami" is my debut album, which journeys love and inspires personal growth.
"Nami" is my debut album, which journeys love and inspires personal growth.
129 backers pledged $10,602 to help bring this project to life.

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My name is Iman Europe. I am a singer/songwriter/rapper, born in New York, raised and based in Los Angeles, California. I am a UC Riverside graduate with a bachelor's degree in Creative Writing. I’ve been pursuing my career in music for about 8 years now, collaborating with and writing for some of your favorite artists. I have released two EP’s, toured and opened shows for legends such as Frankie Beverly & Maze, had my music placed on two official Spotify playlists, and now it’s time for the next big step: releasing my first album.

       

Nami is Iman spelled backwards, a nickname given to me by some of my closest friends and family. However, nami also means “wave” in Japanese and  “us” in Polish. With that said, Nami is my journey through the waves of love and life, and how to create a soft landing for yourself through self-love. The album inspires personal growth, appreciation of life, and an honoring of self over very dope instrumentals. It falls into the categories of R&B, Soul & Hip-Hop and has a west-coast bounce to it. I've heard that Nami sounds like "sonic sunshine", perfect for the summer-time. With that being said, now is the time to get it up and running. 

 Independently, I’ve funded Nami on my own. I’ve written every song without any co-writers and collaborated with topnotch producers and engineers to bring the album to fruition. I’ve covered all costs on my own thus far, working full time as a high-school teacher to make ends meet, and after nearly 3 years, I have finished the album!

In January of this year, Nami was leased and distributed in Tokyo, Japan through Sweet Soul Records, a Japanese record label. The album has been gaining much notoriety there and is on sale at different album stores throughout Tokyo (where CDs are still king). Nami is currently being sold at Tower Records, where it is displayed and promoted on its own shelf, with its own listening booth, and a banner that expands across the entire mantelpiece. It is also ranked #1 on the Sweet Soul Records shelf at HMV! Needless to say, the album is a hit, with reviewers from Tower Records deeming it as a “masterpiece” and a “floating sensation”. The international recognition of my work has been a beautiful experience, but it’s time to bring Nami home.

Sometimes asking for help is hard to do. But I’m learning that pride immobilizes us, and is only meant to detour us from destiny. I’m choosing humility instead, with faith that I can succeed. Although I could simply upload the album online like thousands of other artists (and like I’ve done in the past), this is my first album, and it is of exceptional quality. Therefore, it deserves to be presented to the rest of the world the right way.

 Since the album is already created, mixed and mastered, all I need now is your help promoting and advertising Nami. The money I’m raising on Kickstarter will allow donators to pre-sale my album (along with extra added incentives!) while also funding marketing, music videos, photography, and merchandise for the album run. Although the biggest task is done, it’s going to take funding for these things to fulfill the dream in full. 

This website, Kickstarter, will only distribute donations to me if the goal is met! Meaning, if I don't reach my goal of $10,000 in full (even if it's $9,999), I will not receive ANY funding and the money will be returned to the pledgers. However, Kickstarter does allow you to exceed your goal. So although I need to raise much more than I’m asking for, I believe that this is a great starting point to cover my needs.

Here are the incentive packages I have created based on your pledge amount to show my appreciation:

Aside from the music and merchandise, I have written an affirmation book titled "Nami Says". It comes with tear-out affirmations that you can post anywhere you need to see them, filled with words to live by and remind you of your power. I believe this book will be very special.

Thank you for taking the time to give this a read. The best projects come from contributed efforts and I am looking forward to experiencing the success of Nami with you! I appreciate any help you can extend and can't wait for you to hear Nami this June!

Please spread the word and share this page with as many people as possible.

With Peace & Much Love,

Iman

Links to my music: Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal

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Publicist: @Chris_Yar
Project Manager: @Illsociety_Jay

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    first single

    receive free download of "Time", the first single from my debut album.

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    love letter: thank you email +mp3

    receive a personalized email from Iman Europe, thanking you for your contribution. also receive a free download of "Time".

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    • thank you email
    • free download of "Time"
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    earlybird: thank you +download +mp3

    pre-order the digital download of "Nami", a personalized thank you email from Iman Europe, along with a digital download of "Time".

    Includes:
    • digital download of "Nami"
    • free download of "Time"
    • thank you email
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    "Nami Says": an affirmation book

    receive "Nami Says", a personalized and autographed affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe. book comes with affirmation tear-outs that can be posted anywhere to help remind you of your power. (international shipping + $5)

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    • "Nami Says"- an affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe.
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    twonami: "Nami" download + physical CD

    receive the digital download of Nami along with an autographed physical CD of "Nami". (international shipping + $5)

    Includes:
    • digital download of "Nami"
    • autographed "Nami" CD
    • free download of "Time"
    • thank you email
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    show-ready package: download + CD + tee

    receive a "Nami" t-shirt, a digital download of "Nami", an autographed physical CD, plus the "Time" mp3. (international shipping + $5)

    Includes:
    • "Nami" tee
    • autographed "Nami" CD
    • digital download of "Nami"
    • free download of "Time"
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    nami boost: download + CD + book

    receive "Nami Says:", an affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe, the digital download of "Nami", and an autographed physical CD. (international shipping + $5)

    Includes:
    • "Nami Says"- an affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe.
    • autographed "Nami" CD
    • digital download of "Nami"
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    all nami (LA): album +book +tee +tickets

    cover all bases with this package. receive 2 tickets to an exclusive, intimate listening session of the album in Los Angeles*, a "Nami" t-shirt, an autographed physical "Nami" CD, a digital download of "Nami", and a personalized "Nami Says" affirmation book. (international shipping + $5)

    *travel and accommodations not included.

    Includes:
    • 2 tickets to Intimate Listening Party
    • "Nami" tee
    • autographed "Nami" CD
    • digital download of "Nami"
    • "Nami Says"- an affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe.
    • free download of "Time"
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    all nami (NY): album +book +tee +tickets

    cover all bases with this package. receive 2 tickets to an exclusive, intimate listening session of the album in New York*, a "Nami" t-shirt, an autographed physical "Nami" CD, a digital download of "Nami", and a personalized "Nami Says" affirmation book. (international shipping + $5)

    *travel and accommodations not included.

    Includes:
    • 2 tickets to Intimate Listening Party
    • "Nami" tee
    • autographed "Nami" CD
    • digital download of "Nami"
    • "Nami Says"- an affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe.
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    tokyo nami: limited japan edition

    receive an autographed limited japan edition of "Nami" and a digital download of "Time". (international shipping + $5)

    Includes:
    • autographed Japanese edition of the "Nami" CD
    • free download of "Time"
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    all nami + tokyo nami

    receive an autographed limited edition of "Nami" and the "all nami" package (tickets, tee, cd, download, book).
    (international shipping + $5)

    Includes:
    • autographed Japanese edition of the "Nami" CD
    • autographed "Nami" CD
    • 2 tickets to Intimate Listening Party
    • digital download of "Nami"
    • "Nami" tee
    • "Nami Says"- an affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe.
    • free download of "Time"
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    bronze badge

    enjoy dinner (on me) at one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. we can discuss the album and I will give you your package in person!
    also includes the "all nami" package (tickets, tee, cd, download, book).
    (international shipping + $5)

    * travel and accommodations not included.

    Includes:
    • dinner with Iman Europe
    • 2 tickets to Intimate Listening Party
    • autographed "Nami" CD
    • digital download of "Nami"
    • "Nami" tee
    • "Nami Says"- an affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe.
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    silver badge

    receive Silver Sponsor credits on album cover, an autographed Japanese limited edition "Nami" CD, and two tickets to an Iman Europe show, wherever, whenever!*
    also includes the bronze badge package (advanced digital download, CD, an autographed and personalized book, t-shirt, dinner on me*).

    * travel and accommodations not included.

    Includes:
    • Silver Sponsor credits on the "Nami" album cover
    • two tickets to any Iman Europe show (never expires)
    • autographed Japanese edition of the "Nami" CD
    • autographed "Nami" CD
    • digital download of "Nami"
    • "Nami Says"- an affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe.
    • "Nami" tee
    • dinner with Iman Europe
    • free download of "Time"
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    gold badge: lifetime guestlist+vid cameo

    receive Gold Sponsor credits on the "Nami" album cover, lifetime guestlist access to any Iman Europe show*, a day with me, and a cameo in a music video from the "Nami" album!
    also includes the "silver badge" package (digital download, CD, book, t-shirt, dinner with me* and an autographed Japanese limited edition "Nami" CD).
    (international shipping + $5)

    * travel and accommodations not included.

    Includes:
    • digital download of "Nami"
    • autographed "Nami" CD
    • "Nami Says"- an affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe.
    • "Nami" tee
    • dinner with Iman Europe
    • autographed Japanese edition of the "Nami" CD
    • Gold Sponsor credits on album cover
    • a day with Iman Europe
    • lifetime guestlist access to any Iman Europe show
    • cameo in a music video on a song from the "Nami" album!
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    executive producer

    receive executive producer credits on "Nami", plus "gold badge" package ( digital download of "Nami", CD, an autographed and personalized book, t-shirt, dinner and a day with me*, an autographed Japanese limited edition "Nami" CD and lifetime guestlist access to any Iman Europe show*).

    * travel and accommodations not included.

    Includes:
    • executive producer credits on "Nami"
    • lifetime guestlist access to any Iman Europe show
    • a day with Iman Europe
    • autographed Japanese edition of the "Nami" CD
    • autographed "Nami" CD
    • digital download of "Nami"
    • "Nami Says"- an affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe.
    • "Nami" tee
    • thank you email
    • free download of "Time"
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    Book Iman Europe a for private event.

    book me to play an hour-long show for a private or company event.*

    *please note the estimated delivery date does not apply. we will honor this at any time that works for both parties.

    Includes:
    • live performance by Iman Europe for private or company event
    • autographed "Nami" CD
    • "Nami Says"- an affirmation pocketbook written by Iman Europe.
    • digital download of "Nami"
    • "Nami" tee
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Funding period

- (30 days)