In the New York Times, Ben Brantley wrote “SAYCON SENGBLOH shimmers. . .” Indeed this shimmering shining star has made the Broadway stage and New York City her home! She hails from College Park, GA. And whether touring the U.S., performing around the world, or on the New York stage this year is no different. She’s showcased in Tony award nominated, Motown the Musical, a story about Berry Gordy, Motown Records and its meteoric rise to the top of the American and world charts of Pop music and business. “We want to make history!” She proudly exclaims in regards to her exciting turn portraying Motown legend Martha Reeves, and one of the pillars of Mr. Gordy’s professional businesses, Edna Anderson. Portraying real life events is not new for Sengbloh. She was also featured in the Original Cast of the hottest and only Afro-beat musical “Fela!” on Broadway. Saycon starred as the delicious Sandra Iszadore a real life lover of the one and only Fela Kuti. Produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith along with Steve and Ruth Hendel, Fela! is a magical retelling of a night in concert with Kuti as he traces the events of his life all the while performing his hits. The show, which traveled to Kuti’s birthplace, Nigeria, was a cultural phenomenon influencing fashion and pop and hip-hop music. Being photographed along with stars, Sahr Ngaujah, Lillias White, Kevin Mambo, Music Director Aaron Johnson, and director Bill T. Jones Fela! was named one of the hottest up and coming acts in the annual “Juice issue” of VIBE magazine. Fela! the musical won several Tony awards on Broadway and lauded the company live performances on numerous talk shows including the View and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and an exciting presentation on the Tony Awards.
Saycon Sengbloh: Be Here (Official Music Video)
Saycon Sengbloh – Be Here
Saycon Sengbloh – Be Here Lyrics: