Birth name Teodora Rumenova Andreeva
Born (1987-01-23) 23, 1987 (age 33)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Occupation Singer, actress
Years active 2006–present
  • Roton
  • Payner

Teodora Rumenova Andreeva (born January 23, 1987), best known by her stage name Andrea (Bulgarian: Андреа), is a Bulgarian pop-folk singer. She and the Romanian singer Costi Ionita performed together and released music as Sahara. In 2013, BBC and Payam Forghani described her as a "pop-folk superstar".


Andreeva was born in Sofia. She took music lessons at an early age from her aunt who was an opera singer in the Vraca Opera. During her teenage years she entered and won several beauty pageants (Miss Sofia, Miss Tourism Bulgaria). After graduating high school, she signed with Bulgarian record label Payner Music. In 2008, Andrea met Costi Ionita and together they produced the track "Само Мой". During the next year, they created the duo Sahara Their next hit song Tyalee was released in 2009 and featured the artist Lenox Brown. The song was released worldwide and known abroad by the name "Tyalee", Избирам Теб in Bulgaria. The English version of the song was produced by Cat Music and soon after Serdar Ortac made a Turkish version with the band Sahara.

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