Mathias Nwaogwugwu is also known as "Saitham" was born in Douala, Cameroon to Nigerian parents, spent his childhood in Cameroon, and then moved to the United States in 2013 seeking a new life. He attended 'Albright College where he studied Psychology for 1 year. He then moved to Boston, MA in 2014 and joined the U.S Army Reserved, from 2017 to 2023, and later, decided to go back to school in 2018 to study Audio Production at Full Sail University. All this while horning and improving his sound to get to the next level and decided to make Atlanta his new home.

Saitham started out as a Dj performing in Boston doing weddings, birthdays and later decided to become a music artist. In April 2020 Saitham dropped his first single "Slowly". As the song created so much attention, Saitham has continued his musical adventure by releasing multiple singles including an EP during the same year ("Yawa", "Free", "Believe"). Despite the pandemic musicians in the U.S and around the world continued to deliver great music. During the pandemic year, Saitham was working on his first album "1st Generation" and released it on May 28th, 2021.