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Chad Saaiman

Western Cape

Chad is a University of the Western Cape alumnus with a B.A Degree in English

Literature and Communications, which has supported his movement into becoming a prolific songwriter today. He’s penned down radio singles for some of SA’s biggest artists, such as Loyiso Bala’s 2012 SAMA nominated track, World of Mine, and has written over 50 songs playlisted on radio over the last decade. Soulful and versatile, Chad continues to be a force on the South African music scene.

His debut album Chasing Melodies was released in 2008 and received a SAMA nomination for Best English Pop Album in 2009, with three hit singles playlisted on radio Moving On, Seeing Stars, and Won’t Change.

His second album, The Flight, released in 2011, won over a multitude of fans with chart-topping singles like Thinking About You, Days Go By and Untouchable, which was produced by two-time Grammy award winner, Ron Feemster (known for his work with musical icons such as Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige and Ne-Yo).

Chad’s third musical offering, Cinema, released through ShowLove in 2014, was the highly anticipated album and first release since his tragic botched highjacking that took place in Johannesburg in June 2011, where he was brutally shot and the possibility of never being able to sing and perform again was a harsh reality and wake-up-call. Not only has he recovered incredibly, but also risen above the entire situation as a victor and created some of the best work of his career.

Since then, Chad has too had a strong corporate presence, working on successful campaigns with brands such as Telkom (Never Miss a Beat/ Summer Of Wow), Edgars, Castle Milk Stout Unplugged and recently has been one of the faces of Canal Walk. He has also played shows alongside artists such as Brian McKnight, Tevin Campbell, Phil Fearon (UK) and local acts such as MiCasa, Reason, Jimmy Nevis and Matthew Mole. He has previously graced the pages of leading magazine titles from True Love to Marie Claire, been named one of SA’s best dressed men by GQ, and made it onto Destiny

Man’s list of SA’s most remarkable men under 40.

His long-standing career has led him to performing and appearing on several TV shows such as Afternoon Express, The Mancave, Hectic Nine 9, Expresso and Mnet Idols SA.

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