Saphera Martha Paul (pronounced and known as Safra Paul) is a British Asian, classically trained singer and songwriter. After a recent hiatus she has been working with producer Richard West and collaborating with Tim Laws (T-Rox Music Publishing and Productions Ltd) on the track ‘Shattered’ and in the studio with the talented country blues singer Cherry Lee Mewis. Now there’s even a remix out featuring V-Doubl-E!
Born in Bedford, England, Safra’s singing ability was evident from a young age. She loved to sing and her early musical influences included Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Bob Marley, as well as Katherine Jenkins and others more recently. However, she followed the more traditional route of academic study and the world of work before fully immersing herself in her musical pursuits. Alongside formal training, Safra has performed choral works from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries with classical greats such as Aled Jones, Hayley Marsh and Faryl Smith. She has also performed with her local church choir, often as a soloist, and has participated in musical festivals and a number of charity events across the country.
Safra’s talent has been recognized by others in the industry, and many opportunities have come her way. After singing a famous cover in the studio, she was given due recognition for her outstanding vocal ability and her original style and has since worked with producers and artists such as Guy Stanway and Nikki Murray, and diversified in the urban Asian music scene collaborating with V-Dubl-E and Des C.
Guy Stanway of ZY Records and all round musician and vocalist, Nikki Murray produced and enabled Safra to record 2 contemporary tracks ‘Never Wanted to be Loved’ (uptempo pop) and ‘I Try’ (a country sounding ballad). Keep it locked for more on this rising star!