At the age of 16, Seada fled Eritrea and found her way to the UK, via Calais, on the back of the truck, on her own.
In London, her social worker referred Seada to Young Roots. "I really enjoyed all the activities, where I made new friends, learned English and felt safe".
She was quickly granted refugee status and soon started volunteering with Young Roots, becoming a mentor and a role model to many young people.
Seada is a powerful advocate for many of those who often do not have a voice and who, like she once was, are children seeking protection and trying to start a new life on their own. She is about to go to university to fulfill her dream of giving back to Britain by becoming a doctor.
I was making an album when the police came and raided my friend’s music studio. They seized all the music and I haven’t seen my friend since.
In Iran, you can sign, but you can’t say anything against the government.
I began rapping when I was eleven. Seven years later and I started to become known in my country. After the police raided the studio, a letter came to my house telling me to come to court in three days.
I was scared. You can be jailed five years for singing about politics; you can even be killed.
My mother sent me to stay with a friend for a few days and then arranged for me to get out of the country.
For Refugee Week 2014, Young Roots worked with Counterpoint Arts to give me the opportunity to perform at the Celebrating Sanctuary festival with the rapper, Afrikan Boy.
In interviews with journalists from BBC and London Live, I told my experiences of coming to the UK and shared my music.
My music has changed – it’s now about problems in different countries and not just Iran.