We’ve noticed you’ve been attending a lot of award shows. Recently you went to the BET Awards show, how was that Experience for you?

I’ve been to the BET awards show before, but this year was my first time being involved in and performing for the BET experience. I had a lot of fun and I feel it’s an amazing outlet for newer artist to gain a fan base and share their music. 

When you first started going to these celebrity events did you feel awkward?  

Of course, yes! I’m 5’3 a small lady lol everyone is so tall and glamorous, I was very nervous 

You started your acting career in 2015 with major TV show Empire. How has your journey as an actress progressed since that time?

It’s been a roller coaster. I’ve learned to not be so hard on myself and allow myself to grow. I don’t have parents or kin in the business so me and my mom (manager) have been figuring it out pretty well I must say, haha.

As a kid or teen did you ever consider acting for Disney?

 OMG yes it was my DREAM! I wanted my own show like Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez. But God had other plans lol 

Aside from acting we know that you’re also focused on your music career. You have a new single, “So Good”. The song has a Summer vibe is that what you were aiming for?

Yes. I wanted a song people could play getting ready to or turning up to. Mmmmmm so good! 

Tell us about the music video for the track, “So Good”. Did you decide how you wanted the music video to be?

Yeah I wrote the treatment and I wanted it to showcase who I am as an artist. I love to entertain. It’s very important for me to show the world Serayah apart from my on screen character Tiana. 

We knows it takes time to make music but do you have another song that you’re ready to drop? 

I have so many songs I want to release. Right now I’m working on my Ep that I want to release in the Fall .

Earlier this year you became the ambassador of Madonna’s Material Girl collection, which is exclusively sold at Macy’s. How did this opportunity come about?

This came about through my team and I thought it was a really great idea. So many girls love this brand including myself and I’m glad to be representing the brand for my peers.

In February, you were spotted front row at Jeremy Scott’s show during New York Fashion Week . Will you be attending New York fashion shows in September?

I hope so! We will see!  

If you had the chance to make your own clothing collection what designer would you choose to work with and why?

I would love to work with Virgil Abloh, designer of Off-White. I love the unexpected way this brand approaches “a look”. I’m obsessed! 



Photography by Edwin J. Ortega

Style by

Matthew Peridis

Assistant AnthonyBarrios

Makeup by

Paul Blanch at Opus Beauty using Urban Decay

Hair by Opus Beauty using Kevin Murphy

Boat provided by

Fashions Provided by

Prabal Gurung, Lulus, Suboo, Samira13, Tadashi Shoji,AliceMcCali,

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