Chad Saaiman

Location: Based in Cape Town

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Biography

Talented singer/songwriter and recording artist Chad Saaiman has been performing professionally for over a decade, and has graced stages in Cape Town, London, Spain, Johannesburg and several other big cities around the world.

Chad is a prolific songwriter who has penned radio singles for some of SA’s biggest artists, such as Loyiso Bala’s 2012 SAMA nominated track “World of Mine,” Lance Theron’s “Higher,” and has written over 40 songs playlisted on radio over the last 10 years.  

Soulful and versatile, Chad’s star continues to rise on the South African music scene. Chad released his debut album Chasing Melodies through Stereotype Records. With three hit singles – “Moving On”, ”Seeing Stars”, and “Won’t Change” – released to radio, the album sold well nationally and received a SAMA nomination for Best English Pop Album in 2009. His second album, The Flight, continues to win over a multitude of fans, with chart-topping singles like “Thinking About You” and “Days Go By”. The most notable track off the album is “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 Saaiman dropped his 3rd musical offerring, Cinema, via ShowLove in November 2014. This highly anticipated album was Chad Saaiman’s first release since the 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. He has not only recovered incredibly, but also risen above the entire situation as a victor – and created some of the best work of his career.  Saaiman has collaborated with a host of producers on the album, including GB Collective (Brian Themba, Kelly Khumalo, The Black Ties), Mr Mallum (Danny K, Auriol Hays), Ashley Valentine (Jimmy Nevis) and Mario Ogle – who have all come together and created the signature R&B/Pop sound that he is renowned for. 

CINEMA, which reached #2 on the SA iTunes charts on the day of it’s release, features singles such as “Dragons”, “All On the Wall” and “Loving You Is Easy,” which are currently playlisted on several radio stations around South Africa. The album features Pretoria-based rapper Chad DaDon as well as Cape Town songstress Candice Thornton.

Chad Saaiman had a great 2014, with a strong corporate presence – performing shows all over SA, and has worked on successful campaigns with brands such as Telkom (Never Miss a Beat/ Summer Of Wow), Edgars, Jack Daniels and Castle Milk Stout Unplugged, to mention a few. He has also played shows alongside artists such as Tevin Campbell (US), 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, made it onto Destiny Man’s list of SA’s most remarkable men under 40.

2015 has been another good year for Chad, performing and appearing on several TV shows such as Afternoon Express, The Mancave, Hectic Nine 9 and Expresso. After playing alongside Brian McKnight on his national tour this year, the back end of 2015 has been jam-packed with performances and MC work across all our cities in SA. Added to this, Chad’s 2015 release Remember Me produced by Dr Duda (Micasa), had some presence on the iTunes charts and was Jam Of The Day on The House of Poppy show on 5FM in it’s first week of release.

2016 saw Chad relocate to his hometown, Cape Town, after spending 4 years growing his craft and brand in Johannesburg. With taking over the running of his coowned Music company, Stereotype Talent Management, he also released a chart-topping homecoming single entitled Nights. The R&B/Pop offering got immediate playlisting around the country and debuted on Stephanie B’s New Music Nation on 5FM and went on to hit #1 on Goodhope FM, Heart FM and a few more stations. The music video is still on rotation on Trace Africa and Channel O.

Noteworthy Performances

  • THE SUN MET 2017
  • TEVIN CAMPBELL AT GRAND ARENA 2016
  • THE TALIEP PETERSEN TRIBUTE SHOW AT GRAND ARENA 2016
  • J&B MET FASHION SHOW 2016
  • PRINCIPLE VOCALISTS IN THE BIDVEST YEAR END “UNDER AFRICAN
  • SKIES” PRODUCTION
  • THE CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL 2016
  • THE CAPE TOWN PORT FESTIVAL 2016
  • BRIAN MCKNIGHT NATIONAL TOUR 2015
  • LIVE PERFORMANCE - MNET IDOLS SA 2014
  • DIVOS 2014 ALONGSIDE PHIL FEARON
  • EXPRESSO
  • HECTIC NINE 9
  • MORNING LIVE 2014
  • CHAN CLOSING CEREMONY, CAPE TOWN STADIUM 2014
  • CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL 2013
  • DIVOS 2013 ALONGSIDE TEVIN CAMPBELL
  • 20 YEARS OF FREEDOM CELEBRATION ALONGSIDE GB COLLECTIVE &
  • NOTHENDE
  • CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2011
  • KDAY 2011

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