BATAYAH is a unique Hebrew name, which means Daughter of Yahweh. Batayah like her name, is a uniquely gifted and talented singer, songwriter, arranger, composer and producer of music; who also loves, has trained and participated and currently participates in many other forms and expressions of art as well.
Beginning at the tender age of four years old, Batayah began singing in live events. Shortly thereafter, at age eight, she was introduced to acting and therefore she began acting in church, school and community plays. She was then noticed and trained to participate in oratorical events at age ten, which led to many other speaking engagements. At age twelve Batayah was invited to start modeling. Almost immediately, she moved on to runway modeling events, commercials, television and dance shows; however, no matter what form of entertainment she participated in, she always came back to the music and continued to inspire others through music, as music became her overall passion and a part of everything that she would do, going forward.
Batayah began to realize that what she was gifted to do, wasn’t simply entertainment; it was healing for the mind, body and soul! Soon after, she began writing and producing soulful songs that truly expressed her powerful gifts and anointing as a singer, songwriter, arranger, composer and producer. In 2009, Batayah opened a Record Label and a Publishing Company, which have both been in operation for more than thirteen years.
Batayah’s Published Projects are available on all platforms and include: “BATAYAH – Daughter of Yahweh”, “Simply BATAYAH” and “Soulfully Free”. Some of her most popular singles are entitled “WOKE”, "LOVE" and "Alive Well & Free". Three of Batayah’s most popular Published Spoken Word and Motivational Projects are: “Dedication”, “Appreciation” and “Motivation”, and are also available on all platforms.
BATAYAH who is a North Carolina native, was born to a family of 5, with determined and hardworking parents, who struggled to put all of their children through Private Biblical School, so that all of the children (BATAYAH and her siblings), would know how to pray and lean on the Most High in all situations and always have a strong spiritual foundation, which helped to make BATAYAH who she is today.
After graduating from Highschool and College where she received two degrees: A Bachelor of Science (BS) and A Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) BATAYAH was immediately Commissioned as an Officer with the US Military and became a Wartime Veteran and a Worldwide Musical Leader, Coordinator and Performer, while deployed overseas and serving in the US Armed Forces.
She was also simultaneously appointed as the praise and worship leader on several military post and local churches, during war and peacetime, in and out of the country, for several post chaplain's and for local church pastors; however, BATAYAH simultaneously continued to sing in nightclubs and other events, to inspire and entertain through these facets as well because to her, music heals the soul and makes the world come together as a whole.
BATAYAH has been humbled and was honored to have been a featured Guest Speaker for many Military, Young Adults and Women, Political, Church, Business and Youth Events, throughout the Country. She has also received several music award nominations, such as: The South Florida Music Awards, The Hollywood Music in Media Awards, The GMA Dove Awards and The Rhythm and Gospel Awards. Additionally, BATAYAH has also performed as a special guest on televised BET Shows, The Atlanta Live televised program, The Annual Women’s Conference in South America, The Historical Combined Classes of 1940-1960 for William Mason Cooper School Reunion Event as well as several R&B and Soul Lounges, Conferences, Festivals, Events, Political Programs, Churches and Revivals throughout the USA.
Currently, along with the Music and Entertainment; Batayah is also currently a Licensed Healer, Therapist and Inspirational Life Coach. She has two children: a Handsome son who became a Published Author, Singer, Songwriter and Music Producer at age eleven and a Beautiful daughter who became a Published Recording Artist and Actress at age four.
Batayah loves her family and feels Blessed to have been given two wonderful children and her anointed artistic gifts with the humbling opportunity to share her gifts with the world!
When asked BATAYAH always says that she gets her strength and talent from the Most-High, along with her Mother and Father and her encouragement, support and unconditional love; from her Children, who are her most Cherished Accomplishments and Gifts from Above!