Aryana Sayeed
Aryana Sayeed

A singer, songwriter and TV personality, Sayeed emigrated from Afghanistan with her family at the age of 8. Her family eventually settled in Switzerland, where at the age of 12, she was admitted to a music school where she would often perform with a choir. She released her first music single in 2008 and soon went on to become a household name in Afghanistan. She’s won numerous music awards and in 2017, she was named “Voice of Afghanistan” by the Afghanistan National Television and Radio Network. She continued her musical success with a television career, where she judged at talent shows, such as Afghan Star and The Voice of Afghanistan. She fled the country when US troops withdrew and the Taliban took control.

Source of Influence: Arts & Culture

Status: Featured in current year