HASSANAH

The Serene Queen...African Soul

Hassanah is a Singer/Songwriter of substance and soulfulness. Of Nigerian, German and Middle Eastern descent, Hassanah uses her cultural frame of reference and  keen skill for melody and harmony to produce songs that combine Jazz, Rnb and Reggae influences for a unique and satisfying sound.

Now based in Miami, she started performing in high school in New Zealand where her family relocated from Southern California. After High school her family relocated to Hawaii where Hassanah began performing and  working with local producers. In both New Zealand and Hawaii Hassanah was trained in Traditional Polynesian  song and dance. She toured Italy and Sicily as a featured performer in the high level performance troupe 'Nga Mahi a Tane Rore'

Hassanah attended North Carolina Central University as a student of their acclaimed Jazz Studies program. Eventually she moved to New York city, furthering her artistic development by gaining more live performance experience and working with musicians and producers from several genres including African, Reggae and Urban music .

 After moving to Florida and completing a Recording Engineering degree she landed the opportunity to sing on Young Jeezy's sophomore album 'The Inspiration' on the song 'What You Talkin' Bout'. Since then she has become a highly sought after writer, singer and background vocalist in the Miami Urban music scene as well as the Reggae community in both Florida and Jamaica, singing live and in the studio with legends such as Mikey Spice, Freddie Mcgregor, Junior Marvin of the Wailers and Marcia Griffiths of the I Threes. Her original music has been popular among DJs worldwide but so far has remained under the mainstream radar. Her song 'just Like Heaven is an underground hit and has secured her reputation among quality music enthusiasts. her latest project is a deep house album as the lead singer of the group 'SELOU' . They received over 150,000 SoundCloud listens with the release of their first single 'I Know Better'  in less than two months.