The woman known as Sia-Sia, her native
name, or Yaba was actually born as Elizabeth Yiaba. She dropped the
“i” in her last name for commercial purposes and easy
Education: Major in Communications: Barclay Career College, and
Long Beach City College respectively.
Sia-Sia has three careers – TV Host, Counselor, and Legal Word Processing Specialist
Ms. Yaba was not born into wealth but
she pursued her passion for education and cultural connections on her
own merits. Thanks to the kind sponsorship of Civil Rights Activist
James H. Meredith who was the first African-American to attend a
non-black School at the University of Mississippi in the 1960s, with
the protection of many US Marshals. He noticed the talent of Ms.
Yaba, stretched his kind hands, and brought her to the United States
in September of 1984. Ms. Yaba is a native of Sierra Leone, West
Other Media appearances with the
host of Yaba TV, Sia-Sia
Black Entertainment Television (BET) News Tonight with Tavis Smiley. This was a live and nationwide one hour show. LA Speaks Out – with Jackie Stephens of KJLH Radio, Los Angeles, Free Talk with Adai Lamar, KJLH Radio, News Article in the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Sentinel, December 16, 1999, Section B-5, which can be found in Black Resource Center Library at 150 E. El Segundo Blvd. LA, CA 90061 or 310-538-0059.
Some guests and appearances of the Show: Singer, Stevie Wonder; Actor, Danny Glover; the late popstar, Michael Jackson; (to welcome the former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings); former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela; former President of Sierra Leone, Tijan Kabba; former First-Lady of Nigeria, Turai Omaru YarAdua; current First-Lady of Sierra Leone, Sia Koroma; Founder and President of Dr. Martin Luther King Parade, The Late Larry E. Grant; former Los Angeles County Supervisor, Yvonne Braithwaite Burke; Congresswoman Diane Watson; former Chief of Police Willie Williams; Dr. Lilian Asomugha, Ph.D, Councilman Bernard Parks, Dr. Mal Fobi; Dr. Adeyinka Shoroye; Dr. Emmanuel Ayodele; Dr. Vicky Anakwenzi; Dr. Samuel Sepuya; Dr. Lilian Asomugha, Ph.D; Dr. Lawrence Lasisi, Ph.D; Fernanda Armenta Schmitt, Ph.D, Patricia A. Rush, Attorney at Law, Dr. Olukemi Wallace, MD, Cecilia Onunkwo, Attorney at Law; business professionals; many entertainers and other influential people.