Sahara was born in Akron, Ohio. Sahara started to pursue a career in entertainment, even before she could talk, with her mother as her biggest fan. At age three she attended Brad French Studios, where she studied singing, acting, ballet, tap jazz and piano. In the 4th grade she auditioned for Miller South School for the Visual and Performing arts, where she studied acting, singing and percussion, while simultaneously studying dance, on a lifetime scholarship to Pointe West Dance studio. By age 12 Sahara was recording music and even began exploring rap. Sahara went on a tour in Europe with her show choir at her school and also appeared, with the same group, on the Broadway production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” starring Donny Osmond. Sahara’s acting began to take off in the 8th grade, when she auditioned for Denzel Washington’s directorial debut “Antwone Fisher,” in which she was casted as a featured extra.
At the age of 14, Sahara produced and featured on her first song ever, with a local rap star named “Baby Bugsy”. Within the same month of recording the song, Sahara joined a girl group named “Innocent,” and despite being more than 6 years younger than the other members, she wrote and recorded all of the vocals, for the group’s album. Recognizing Sahara’s talent, the producer for the group, decided to work on Sahara’s solo album. After the songs were completed, funding for Sahara’s project was cut and she was left to find another music outlet. Sahara went on to record with every major local artist in Akron and joined a rap group called The Commission, as the only female member, gaining music credibility within the local scene, all before the age of 18. During high school, Sahara took up vocational study in Firefighting. She gained her certification and attended college full-time, majoring in Theater Performance, all while attending Paramedic school in the afternoon and in the evenings, Sahara would go to the recording studio. This was a strenuous pattern for Sahara and even though she was maintain the Dean’s List in school, she decided to drop out and stick to pursuing her real dream; being an entertainer.
At age 19, Sahara moved to New York, by herself. The whole time she was there, she was working on gaining a modeling contract, with help from a world renowned make-up artists named Lanier Long. Also, she was presented an offer to sign with a company entitled Aja Music and Film Production and they wanted to send her to perform in Dubai, as a lounge singer, with original material. more below
At age 20 Sahara moved to LA, following her dreams of stardom and appeared in a starring role for Shade Shiest, The Outlaws and TQ’s music video entitled “Bad Enough”. Sahara also appeared on a song with Yuckmouth called “Parade”. Also, it was in L.A. that Sahara met a Multi Platinum Producer, Keith Winfield, who helped to mold her writing talent. Sahara wrote for up and coming artists Josephine, Christina Kolcheva, a male west-coast rapper and many more.
Currently, Sahara resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. She performs with a reggae band called “Bonafide,” and entertains in different venues all over the west coast. Now, Sahara is a seasoned performer, and using her capabilities of writing any genre of music, she is creating her own genre; techno r&b. Her raspy tones have been compared to that of Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, whereas her singing style, as well as her image, is one of her own.