India Raven is an independent singer, rapper, songwriter, and producer from Youngstown, Ohio. She is a professional model (signed with the Talent Group) and the Vice President of Ronson Originals Pictures and Videos, a company owned by her father/manager, Ronson M. McDowell, with whom she has been working since 2009. They are the personal photographers of San Francisco 49ers owner Mrs. Denise DeBartolo-York and shoot annually for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week. They have also covered New York Fashion Week and many other shows.
India Raven began embracing her talents at the age of two. She has been in multiple fashion shows, including Fashion Week Cleveland, modeling Project Runway Finalist Althea Harper’s Summer/Spring Collection. She participated in a beauty pageant in which she was crowned Queen (2012).
On August 21, 2016, India organized her first major event, The First Calvary Baptist Church Youth Musical/Talent Showcase, which was advertised in The Vindicator. All proceeds obtained from freewill offerings were donated to First Calvary Baptist Church in Youngstown, Ohio.
Her first official single “Haterade” was created in 2009 and was professionally recorded in 2014. She debuted the single on Rookery Radio, a station that she has been interviewed on several times. Haterade won third place and was also aired on The Real Hip Hop Radio in New York on April 7, 2017. On February 27, 2017, India Raven completed her debut album “Indi-Pendent,” a multi-genre album made up of (5) Rap/Hip-Hop, (1) Pop, (1) Rock, (1) R&B, and (3) Christian/Gospel songs which was officially released on April 21, 2017. Indi-Pendent can be purchased at 1RonsonOriginals.com/store or Cdbaby.com/cd/India3Raven. She wrote the lyrics, produced, mixed, and mastered all eleven songs, as well as created the album artwork (Photo Credit: Ronson M. McDowell). She has performed her original music at various venues such as The Historic Youngstown Playhouse and MIST Harlem in New York, opening up for “Industry Tuesday’s” which showcased artists such as “Dreamgirls” and “Saints and Sinners” actor/singer Keith Robinson. On April 22, 2017, India Raven served as a volunteer for Jon and Adrienne Howell’s Advancing Education-Reducing Crime Day in Youngstown, Ohio. She was a mistress of ceremonies and also performed live for the community, after Youngstown State University’s President Jim Tressel’s read-in at Harding Elementary. In addition, her poetry has been published in a national anthology and she will be a featured author in celebrity fitness guru Jennifer Nicole Lee’s “Volume 3” Book (2017).
She also enjoys preaching, mime, dance, speech, drama, acting, editing videos, drawing and painting, and basketball.
India Raven is now pursuing her entertainment career full-time under the management of Ronson M. McDowell
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