BATAYAH is a Hebrew name, which means Daughter of Yahweh and BATAYAH like her name, is very unique. Her soulful songs truly express her gift and anointing as a singer, songwriter, composer and producer. BATAYAH began singing at the tender age of 4 years old, in her home church choir and she has been singing every since. She has sang every genre of music from rock and roll, country, folk and classical in school choirs and musical plays, to r&b, funk, neo-soul, jazz and her roots, which is gospel, in groups, church choirs, quartets and as a soloist.
BATAYAH has written a variety of songs and her talent and ability to write and arrange songs is displayed in her previous self titled project “BATAYAH – Daughter of Yahweh” and in her new project entitled “Simply BATAYAH”. The songs will remind you of yesterday's motown style only with an added flavor of today's urban, r&b and neo soul gospel funk. The songs are not only beautiful, unique and meaningful but they will also lead you to answers for questions that you didn’t know you had, as well as fill you with a joy that you won't be able to describe because as the songs praise, they also tell the truth, jam, uplift, fulfill and entertain, all at the same time.
BATAYAH was born in North Carolina to a family of 5, with determined and hardworking parents, who struggled to put all of their children through Private School, so that all of the children (BATAYAH and her siblings), would know how to lean on the Heavenly Father, through all situations with prayer, his word, in the Holy Bible and his songs of praise and thanksgiving.
After graduating from High-school, BATAYAH went on to college and received two degrees a Bachelor of Science (BS) and an MBA. She also served as an Officer in the US Armed Forces and became the praise and worship leader on post and in local churches, during war and peacetime, in and out of the country, for post chaplain's and local church pastors.
BATAYAH is married with a son and is truly humbled and thankful for her family and for her anointed gift, which is why she always holds the following scripture dear to her heart because she knows who she is, and what she was put here to do. (Pronounced Buh-tah-yah) is a Hebrew name, which means Daughter of the Lord and BATAYAH like her name, is very unique. Her soulful songs truly express her gift and anointing as a singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. BATAYAH began singing at the tender age of 4 years old, in her home church choir and she has been singing since then. She has sang and can sing every genre of music but her roots are in gospel and soul music.
BATAYAH has received several music award nominations, such as: The South Florida Gospel Music Awards in 2011, The Hollywood Music in Media Awards also in 2011, the GMA Dove Awards in 2012 and The Rhythm of Gospel Awards also in 2012. In addition, Batayah has performed as a special guest on the televised Bobby Jones Gospel Show and the Atlanta Live televised program, as well as several soul lounges, churches, church and gospel conferences, revivals and events, professional as well as athletic events and other major programs throughout the USA. She was also scheduled to be a special guest at the 2013 Annual Women’s Conference in Guyana, South America.
BATAYAH has written a variety of songs as her talent and ability to write and arrange songs has been displayed in her previous albums. Currently, she has a new project scheduled to be released in 2018. Batayah’s songs will remind you of yesterday's timeless Motown feel and meaning, with the added flavor of today's r&b, urban, pop and neo soul funk.
During high-school, Batayah modeled and participated in several commercials for the teen promise of no drinking and driving, to prevent teen deaths and accidents, due to underage drinking. She was a runway model for the Southern Women’s Fashion Show and became a regular on the television show “Sparks” filmed in Raleigh NC. Even while participating in these other artforms, Batayah never lost her passion for music, and she continued to sing in a variety of music groups, church choirs as well as solo performances.
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 immediately became a Commissioned Officer with the US Military.
She is a Wartime Veteran and became a Worldwide Praise and Worship Leader, while deployed overseas and serving in the US Armed Forces, simply because she always allowed the Heavenly Father to use her, wherever she was, whenever he wanted, for his Glory!
When asked Batayah always says that she gets her strength and talent from her Mother and Father, encouragement and support from her Siblings; however, her most Cherished Accomplishments and Gifts like none other; are her Children, with whom she believes are true treasures from Heaven Above!
Batayah’s long awaited third album will be released in 2018.
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