Georgia Anne Muldrow grew up in a musical home in Los Angeles, her father an instrument inventor for Eddie Harris and her mother, Rickie Byars, a singer with the Pharoah Sanders Ensemble and co-founder of Sound of Agape Rhythms. After relocating to New York, the young musician/producer/vocalist recorded seven songs for her 2005 self-released EP, Worthnothings. The album got the attention of Sa-Ra and the Platinum Pied Pipers, who both asked her to write songs for them. Stones Throw Records owner Peanut Butter Wolf was also impressed by Muldrow and signed her to a two-album deal. In April 2006, Worthnothings was re-released on Stones Throw, followed shortly after by her full-length debut, Olesi: Fragments of an Earth. Sagala, credited to Pattie Blingh & the Akebulan 5 but an all-Muldrow affair, was issued in 2007 on the Ramp label.