Recording Artist
Sellah — Photo Credit: Shefik

Photo Credit: Shefik

"It is difficult for people to understand that I do not consider anywhere my hometown," says recording artist Sellah. "Sure, I was born in California, but I have been traveling ever since."

Sellah was born Whitney-Michael McCloud on September 6th in San Bernardino, California, to parents Whitney Patrick and Teresa McCloud. Sellah hails from a culturally diverse background of Scottish, West Indian, and African-American ancestry.

Sellah's father works a distinguished government and military job, and his mother is an educator and philanthropist. Sellah has two older sisters and spent most of early life traveling around the world with his prominent government family. By the time Sellah turned 18, he had lived in over 30 places, in dozens of countries.

It is this multiculturalism that gave him such a rich affinity of international ethnology.

In 2012, Sellah devoted his talents to music. Many years of experience has shaped him into the confident, assertive, ambitious, and zealous individual that he is today. He has since established himself as a genre-bending solo artist, exploring the sounds of new aged 80s funk, pop, soul, and R&B.

In 2017, Sellah sang on a commercial for a major brand, which was broadcast during Super Bowl LI, as well as streamed online at YouTube, where it amassed over 17 million views.

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Last Updated: May 31, 2021

About "Shefik presents Invocation"

Aptly titled "Shefik presents Invocation", the nationally syndicated radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. The show is currently broadcast on over 20 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik's engaging mindset. The radio show's online hub at serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.