Badia was born Wadiha Masabni in Syria 1892.
She was a business woman, an actress and a singer.
Badia had a series of influential clubs in Cairo from the 1920s on.
Her clubs/caberets were as follows:
1926 - Sala Badia Masabni in Emad el Din, Cairo
1928 - Sala Badia in Alexandria
1930 - Casino Opera in Giza
1931 - Cinema Badia in Giza