Christopher Jovanté Jackson known as “Thane Koi” (Born on January 24th, 1992) is an American Model, Singer, and Rapper. Originally from Los Angeles. He has been in numerous music videos for Missy Elliott, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Rowland, and more. He started out modeling at 11 years old, and has acted in a commercial for Disney. He is known as a deaf musician now, and he is currently working on his album entitled, “Just Thane” which debuts on July 26th, 2013.
Born in this world as Christopher Jackson, He is multiracial with Haitian, Middle Eastern and Asian (Of Indian Descent). Thane was born in Los Angeles, California. Growing up, he has participated in a host of Acting workshops since age 10; Tim Curry was his first acting coach. He launched his first commercial for Disney as an African-American boy signing to his grandfather. Shortly after the shoot was completed, his mother (Niesha Jackson) refused to let him to do any more Television work because of his uncompleted academic work. He took a year hiatus of Television work and has returned to participate in entertainment gigs in 2007, making his comeback. He has done numerous music videos for performers such as Kelly Rowland, Rihanna, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez and much more. He is a rising star, He doesn’t let his disability which is being deaf stop his ability of becoming Thane Koi today. He has debuted in commercials, and movies such as Sparkle with the late Whitney Houston, 30 Minutes or Less directed by Ruben Fleischer, and Project X directed by Nima Nourizadeh, but he is coming out with his own debut in Music. He has wrote major songs for Keyshia Cole, Sean Paul, and many more. He is now working on his album titled "Just Thane" which debut on July 26th, 2013.
After completing his commercial with Disney as an African-American child signing to his grandfather, He wanted to do more acting. But He had an hard time getting acting opportunities. So he moved forward to focus on his school work. Then was asked by Missy Elliott to dance in her video, “I’m really Hot”, and He found his calling which was music videos. Thane has danced in more than 15 music videos, he had the opportunity to meet Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and more. Thane wanted to become the first deaf Pop icon which he is getting there now. He has done red carpet interviews with MTV, FGILA, and more. He has been working on his own material as music, Thane has debuted his singles such “Through With U”, “Love Gun” and “Paper Gangsta”. He is working on his debut album entitled “Just Thane” with celebrity appearances and plans on debut it by the end of 2012. He released “Hot 4 U” on I-Tunes, and it is the lead single of his official album coming out on July 26th, 2013. He turned down an acting role for a movie, "Curse of Chucky" this year. He got verified on November 14th, 2013 on Twitter.
Thane was always influenced by 80’s fashion icons such as Davie Bowie, Grace Jones, and Prince. He would imitate Prince and his style growing up, he idolized Prince and RuPaul, he channeled their style and embraced it as his own signature.