Atlanta native Frederick Tabiyus Nah IV, who is hailed as one of the rising 21st century leaders in entertainment, is a son of Bishop Frederick and Pastor Karen Nah. His parents were awarded the President Barack Obama’s Lifetime Achievement Award back in 2016 for their work in the Ministry and Missions in Liberia.
Like his parents, who are prolific achievers in their field, Tabiyus is an award-winning Liberian-American music artist, film director, producer, and actor. He has worked alongside One Billion Rising, Make A Wish Foundation, and celebrity music director Kimberly Burse, who has directed Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifa, Jamie Foxx and Ciara. Tabiyus also collaborated with Brian Littrell (a member of the Backstreet Boys) and DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS).
Tabiyus is also the CEO of Phoenix 4 Productions & Entertainment, narrating coming of age stories to his millennial market. Phoenix 4 is a full-service entertainment, production, and consulting company with one purpose: to create an impact on the world through their work in film, music, and the arts.
This year alone, Tabiyus has produced 20 projects in film, television, and music; four music videos which hit over a million views. His film work is also currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Photo by: James Mcshane from the film “Artifice” streaming on Amazon Prime
He did not allow the pandemic to stop his momentum. He is continuously creating through his craft and persistently manifesting his passion for art. This coming 2021, Tabiyus will release four diverse short films focusing on the Black, Hispanic, and international markets, along with his directorial feature film entitled Breathe. These films will include Hollywood’s next generation: Brandon Butler (Netflix, Trinkets), Aaron Dominguez (Hulu, Only Murders In the Building), Blue Kimble (STARZ, P Valley), Allison McAtee (OWN, The Have & The Have Nots), Terayle Hill (BET, House of Payne), and Danube Hermosillo (SHOWTIME, Shameless), to name a few.
Still shot of Brandon Butler from the film “Breathe” releasing 2021
Still shot of Danube Hermosillo and Blue Kimble from the film “Breathe” releasing 2021
Tabiyus’s musical charm and voice has been getting widely noticed and can be heard on his debut music EP I Am Now on Spotify and Apple Music. He also plans to release new music at the top of the new year. Unexpected, unforgettable, unstoppable, and most of all, a league of his own. Tabiyus will be a phenomenon and a force to be reckoned with.
“What drives me is the vision of showing young people across the world,” Tabiyus says. “I believe that nothing is impossible. In a society that undeniably has its preferences and offers privileges to a select few, I want young people across the globe to know that they are possible.”
Photography by: Stephano Jonas Dominguez
Though his life is filled with aspirations and passion, Tabiyus wants every individual to be inspired in their life. “Even during a pandemic, your dreams can come true,” he says “Create your yes.” He believes that even in a global health crisis, anyone can still break the paralysis chain and continuously embody creativity and beauty.
Tabiyus has been safely working in a COVID-free environment. He continuously provides countless opportunities for his friends and family who are not receiving or getting the help they need through the government.
For more information on Tabiyus, visit his Linktree profile.