Up-and-coming rap star Imani Lewis, also known by her stage name Mocha Bands, when paving her own way in Hip Hop has instead landed on Netflix’s series First Kill playing vampire hunter Calliope. Yes. This is the highest success Imani has ever felt in her career and no. this was not an easy ride. Her road map until here was not free of hurdles and people judging her. The biggest challenge was just being underestimated, she recalls. But on the brighter side, if anything, it was fuel for her that actually motivated her to keep going.
For more about her, dating life, family background, height, and other stories, read through this ‘Imani Lewis Bio’.
Imani Lewis On Netflix’s First Kill
Netflix’s First Kill is a lesbian vampire show based on a short story by V. E. Schwab. It follows teenage vampire Juliette (actress Sarah Catherine Hook of American Crime Story) and Imani’s character Calliope.
“I immediately fell in love with the story of the show in general”, Imani said of playing Calliope before the show premiered on 10 June 2022. Also because First Kill marks her first time as a lead, she said it gave her a feeling of kinship with Calliope. She said she resonates with Calliope in so many different ways and so she tried to perform her consulting other movies and shows in the genre but did not lean on them too hard. She just wanted to make Calliope her own.
Sarah’s Juliette has sights on new girl Calliope when it is time to make her first kill. And if she accomplishes (which she will not!) that will help her come of age in her vampire family. Also, Juliette at first is unaware that Calliope is not a regular human but actually a hunter from a family of monster slayers. So, Calliope also happens to have been encouraged to make her first kill. And things naturally get complicated when these two enemies who are supposed to kill each other instead start to fall for each other.
Imani Lewis Career
Rapper/actress, Imani Lewis is really the Jill of all trades. She started making music when she was 11. That was also when she started taking things seriously and doing things like performing at the Apollo Theater. Imani did it into her teenage years, and one day, she had a performance at SOBs. A talent agent encouraged her to get into acting. He told me to give it a shot. So, she did an audition and landed The Get Down, a TV series, in 2017. She says it has just been free sailing from there. It also helped when she started to look at artists like Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie, Fabolous, and Lauryn Hill as her inspirations. She also grew up admiring Foxy Brown/Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj, and Queen Latifah.
Imani has previously appeared in series such as Hightown and Flatbush Misdemeanors, and she was recognized best for her performance as Aniyah in the 2018 feature Eighth Grade. She also appeared in the 2020 feature film The Forty-Year-Old Version, Alternatino with Arturo Castro, Wu-Tang: An American Saga, Vampires vs. the Bronx, Shoplifters of the World, and Killer Among Us.
As for her music career, Imani always had a super motivating team behind her. They always encouraged her to keep writing, assuring her that they would handle the rest. She did just that and people listening to her started picking up, and then more and more people in her neighborhood and outside her neighborhood started listening to her music. And when she started putting it on all different platforms, her name started to ring bells.
Her music has been diverse so far, sound-wise and content-wise: “Bossy” was a fun song, “Alone” was emotional, and then “Get to The Money” was very boastful. And she was seeking rap game vitality with her “Longevity” video. For more, you could find them on SoundCloud at Mocha.
Is Imani Lewis Dating Anyone?
If Imani Lewis was dating anyone, she chose to keep it a secret. Or maybe, she was just single as of 2022.
In the meantime, because of the lesbian character that she performed so well on First Kill, some of her fans had it believing that she is also a gay in real life. A user actually cheered her tweeting “HOLD ON SHES GAY? YES YES YES YES PLEASE REPRESENTATION YAYAYAYAYAYYYY.”
Imani Lewis Family
Imani Lewis was also yet to publicly talk about her family background-related stories. She has mostly remained low-key whenever it comes to putting her personal life out there for everyone to see.
Imani Lewis Height
Beautiful Imani Lewis stands around 5′ 6″ (1.68 meters) tall.
Is Imani Lewis On Instagram?
Imani Lewis could be found on Instagram @mochabands where she had 2 posts and 16.4K followers as of 7 June 2022. She only seemed to have joined the platform to promote her new show on Netflix.
Imani seemed more like a Twitter person because she seemed more active here since her joining in December 2013. She entertained around 3,110 users here @MochaBands. While her Facebook seemed to have been removed.
Imani Lewis Age
Imani Lewis reached the age of 23 in 2022.
How Much Is Imani Lewis’s Net Worth?
Imani Lewis reportedly had nearly $150K as her net worth as of 2022.
When Is Imani Lewis’s Birthday?
Imani Lewis’s birthday is on the 13th of April. She is therefore an Aries.
Where Is Imani Lewis From?
Imani hails from Southside Jamaica, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. And she can often be found gushing about her Queens, how she gets a lot of love from people there and how it heavily influenced who she is as a person and as an artist.