Born in Liberia West Africa, world traveled, and residing in Los Angeles CA, is Saydah, the musical Basa Princess from across the seas. Saydah began performing at the age of 7 with formal piano recitals. She then began experimenting with vocal and instrumental compositions and recording albums. She professionally began doing performances at age 16 when she was scouted by Ian Burke (TLC) of Green House Management (Atlanta, GA).
Over the next 10 years she had the privilege of working with, and along side, various high profile members of the music industry, in both lyrics, composing, performing, and business. Among these that offered opportunities were Kevin Black, Michael Holden (Stevie Wonder’s team and producer for Coolio’s “Gangsta’s Paradise”) who was in A&R for Warner Music Group at the time, Universal Music Group, and many others.
Saydah continued to hone her skills as an artist and also had the privilege of working with the industry elite on all levels, such as Preston Glass (the late Whitney Houston’s song writer), Larry Moore from The Main Ingredient, Brutha (Def Jam Recording artists)–who she was asked to perform with for the late Michael Jackson’s Birthday party in Germany (2006), including a brief stint of being managed by David Anthony and P.J., Wu Tang Clan, and many others. Currently, Saydah has been working on her second album with Wu Tang Zu Films INC. She is currently partnered with over 10 major international cellphone companies to bring music via her single, callertunes, and acoustic album for sale into the world wide marketplace. She is also currently the inflight entertainment programming for over 5 major international airlines. Most recently, Bound2Break was introduced to over 2 Million listeners on the DJ symphony radio show (Wu Tang Clan’s radio station) with radioinvasion, where it received a warm response with daily requests. Saydah also did 3 mixtapes with three different members of Wu Tang Clan, Gza,Ghostface Killah,and DJ Symphony(DJ for Raekwon, GZA, Ghostface Killah). It is a mixtape that Wu Tang featured her single, Bound2Break on. Saydah continues to act, model, design for the MeLee Model company, and was invited by VH1 to headline an international tour/music festival in India with proud sponsors such as Pride Hotels, the times of India..and many more! Since then she has aired to millions internationally via mainstream and primetime television stations such as, OK TV in Germany, and music videos in many retail stores and bowling alleys across America. She is now preparing her newest artist, Lady Mystiq and preparing to release her Sophomore album, Twisted Things, in 2017!
Her most recent performances include the world famous Kodak Theater, the Terrace in Pasadena, the Pre Oscar Gifting Suites, and the Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills. Saydah’s recent television appearances have been on the celebrity shopping channel, Ustream celebrity fundraiser for Haiti, Bound2Break music video, and international radio interviews.
Being a Basa Princess from the Basa tribe has allowed her to perceive the world in a unique light. That light is what she brings with her into her music that she both sings and writes, with her striking vocal and instrumental composition. With her 8 octave range and stunning stage presence, Saydah is a mighty force that will have you coming back for more!