Patti Boulaye as the Founder/President of the charity SUPPORT FOR AFRICA, organised - on the behalf of her charity - the 5000 strong gospel choir for The Golden Jubilee Parade on June 4th 2002.
The Golden Jubilee Gospel Choir was made up of 3,500 members of churches and groups from around London and the South-East, including The Metropolitan Police gospel choir and 1,500 young people from Stagecoach Theatre Arts School
Patti Boulaye was personally asked by the new, democratically elected, President of Nigeria to sing at his Inauguration Ceremony on 29th May 1999. In 1998/9 Patti again starred as Sister Pearl in her 2nd BBCTV soap series 'Brothers and Sisters'.
In March 1999 a 're-mixed' version of Patti's successful Album 'The Magic of Patti Boulaye' was released by President Records on CD. A year later in 2000 Century Vista released a CD titled 'Christmas with Patti Boulaye'. Patti is established as a successful Jewellery designer with a regular spot on QVC Television.
Patti Boulaye first came to this country from Nigeria at the age of 16 and appeared in her first West End Musical 'Hair'. This was followed by 'Two Gentlemen of Verona' and 12 months as one of the fabulous 'The Flirtations' pop group. She returned to the London stage as 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. In 1975 Patti was cast in her first West End Starring role, 'Yum Yum' in the 'Black Mikado'. This gave Patti her first of many plaudits by the critics for her West End appearances.
Following 'The Black Mikado' Patti changed her name from Patricia Ngosi Ebigwei after a chance meeting with the vivacious Evelyn (Boo) Laye. After starring in the successful African film 'Bisi Daughter of the River', Patti won the ABCTV 'New Faces' Series with an unprecedented full marks. Patti starred in her first British film 'The Music Machine' followed by 'Hussy' with Helen Mirren.
Following extensive world cabaret appearances, in 1981 Patti was voted 'Female vocalist of the Year2 on BBCTV. Patti's 4th of 7 albums was released in conjunction with her Channel 4 TV Series 'The Patti Boulaye' in 1985. After 7 years sabbatical devoted to her two children, in January 1993, Patti starred as 'Carmen' in Simon Callow's award winning Opera 'Carmen Jones ' in the West End. Starring again as 'Carmen' in the World Tour of 'Carmen Jones' in 1994 and 1995.
Also since 1993, Patti has produced her own version of 'Blues In The Night', starred as 'Nurse Hanniman' in the brilliant director Simon Callow's gory and controversial 'The Destiny of Me', starred in 'The Night They Buried Judy Garland', returned to Cabaret at the Cafe Royal Green Room and starred as 'Bloody Mary' in the 'South Pacific' in the West End.
In May 1998 Patti was invited to sing for HRH Crown Prince Hassan's 50th Birthday Celebrations in Jordan




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