Hailing from Perth, Australia, Alima moved to the USA in 2002 where she pursued the art of mixtape DJing. After 4 years of releasing mixtapes, she took the bold first step in a solo music career. Releasing her first project in 2006, "The Way We Do" (EP), she created a buzz on an international level, after getting nominated for a MAMA (Madison Area Music Award) & getting on the playlist of Nova 93.7 in her hometown Perth. From there her musical achievements escalated, making three more releases - her debut album "Know Me" in 2007, "Trade" ft. Chino XL in 2009 and "Your Love" ft. Kev Brown (maxi-single) in 2013. Alima has won 7 Madison Area Music Awards, worked with industry producers, & shared the stage with R&B/Hip-Hop acts from Keyshia Cole to Rhymefest. Relocating back to Perth in 2010, Alima brings back her achievements, while continuing to pursue her passion for songwriting.
Australian R&B artist and songwriter Felicia Alima grew up in a family accustomed to art and music, (her father being a great influence as an avid guitarist and musician).
Growing-up in Perth, Australia, she immersed herself in the Hip-Hop scene, where there was no doubt where her aspirations would take her. Moving to the USA in 2002, Alima pursued the art of mixtape DJing. After 4 years of releasing mixes she took the bold first step in a solo music career.
In 2006, she released her first EP "The Way We Do", which featured a song called "Leavin' Here Tonight". That song was picked-up by Perth radio station Nova 93.7, and she became the first unsigned artist with a song on regular commercial rotation. From there, she made three more releases; her debut album, "Know Me" in 2007, and a maxi-single called "Trade" ft. Chino XL in 2009, and a maxi-single called "Your Love" featuring Kev Brown, which includes a remix track featuring Layzie Bone (Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) in 2013.
As a result, she has created a buzz on an international level, winning 7 Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) titles of "Urban/R&B Performer of The Year 2009", "Urban/R&B Album of the Year 2009", "Urban Artist of The Year 2008", "Youth Vocalist of the Year 2008", "Urban Artist of the Year 2007", and "Urban Album of the Year 2007". Alima also put in a collaborative effort as a featured artist that won "Compilation of the Year 2009" for Bratfest Music Compilation, amongst being nominated in multiple categories throughout the years. She has also been nominated for a West Australian Music (WAM) award in 2011.
Relocating back to Perth in 2010, Alima brings back her achievements, while continuing to pursue her passion for songwriting.
Felicia Alima is promoted and distributed by her own entertainment company, Chantik Soul Entertainment.
"Felicia Alima was wonderful at Willy St. Fair - our DJs kept coming up to me and saying, "Who is this? She's local? Unbelievable, world-class talent!" Seriously, she's got a lot of people excited and we were very proud to have her on our stage last year."
- Sybil Augustine (WORT Music Director, WORT 89.9 FM) May 2009
"Felicia Alima brought down the house with her urban/hip-hop song-and-dance routine..."
- Isthmus (ARTICLE) May 2007 Issue
"The stand-out performance of the evening came from Aussie transplant Felicia Alima..."
- DANE101.com (ARTICLE) May 2007 Issue
"Those who think that the classic sound of sultry, soulful music has disappeared can find hope in the light at the end of the tunnel. That light is Felicia Alima."
- Ya' Heard Magazine (CD REVIEW) August/Sept 2006 Issue