Born on October 9th, 1994, to a humble household tucked away in a busy street corner in Cairo, Egypt, Sameh Marey (A.K.A NOVA) has always had a boundless passion for music. He cites an old out-of-tune piano, gathering dust in the hallway of his childhood home as the catalyst for his unyielding passion for music.
He moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1999 & lived there until 2017, when he moved to Los Angeles to pursue music as a full-time career.
As a child, NOVA would save up his pocket money all week & visit a nearby music store in the weekends to buy the newest cassettes in store. This resulted in him having a wide variety of musical influences to pull from -- from hip-hop artists like Eminem, to eclectic rockers like Jimi Hendrix, all the way to softly-spoken jazz crooners like Frank Sinatra. Unbeknownst to him, he was imbuing himself with all the things that would eventually give his music it's distinct sound.