Patti is a singer, author, actress, public speaker, lecturer, painter, show producer, wife, proud mother of two children and grandmother to a cherished grandson and granddaughter.
In January 2016 Patti was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of The British Empire) in Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday Honours List for her charity work in the UK & Sub-Saharan Africa.
2017 marked the 46th Anniversary of Patti’s West End debut in the musical “Hair”. 2017 also saw Patti awarded a Visiting Teaching Fellowship at Middlesex University Business School Faculty of Professional & Social Sciences.
Patti is famous for her singing and stage appearances, but little is known about her charitable work. For over 30 years she has supported many charities in the UK. Her philanthropic experience came in handy when she launched her charity Support For Africa (SFA) at the Royal Albert Hall with 3000 Gospel Singers and Stars of stage and screen. SFA has built 5 healthcare clinics and a school in Africa. Patti was on HM The Queen's Golden Jubilee Creative Committee, for which she organised and lead her 5000 Gospel Singers down The Mall.
In October 2018 Patti was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree for services to The Arts and Education by the Joint Council of Churches. In the same month, she appeared in the BBCTV series “Celebrity Master Chef”.
Patti Boulaye OBE
"There is a thread of life, which can be slackened, twisted, knotted, overstretched or at the very worst, BROKEN along the way. Life is simple, but we complicate it with superficiality. Too often we look after our outer-self while neglecting our inner-self. Those who feel they need no improvement are usually the ones who need it the most".