Was born on the south side of Chicago, Illinois and
raised on the West Coast of Africa, in Liberia and
Ghana. Her father is a Ghanaian school teacher
and her mother is an African American
Bahtyah began singing and dancing at the age of 7.
During her life in Africa, she performed as a singer,
dancer and fashion model in various local and non
She has had the pleasure of performing as part of
the opening act for Kool and the Gang's 1989-1990
tour of Ghana, West Africa and as a back - up
dancer for well known Ghanaian singer, songwriter,
Much to her families
returned to the U. S. on October
24, 1991 to re - unite with her
American family. As she
struggled to become
acculturated to American
Society, she attended Percy L.
Julian High School, on the
south side of Chicago. While
attending high school, she sang
in her church choir and later
elevated to writing and
producing her own music.
Bahtyah has been featured at
The Mustard Seed Café in
Solon, Ohio and The Snicker
Fritz Jazz Club in Cleveland,
Ohio where she sang along side
Cleveland's finest, Mr. Eddie
Bacchus Senior and his quartet.
Her musical influences include
but are not limited to; Sarah
Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Sade,
Kool and The Gang, Asabia
Croppa, Bob Marley and The
Wailers, Eryka Badu...