Bio

Nejma Nefertiti is a powerful Hip Hop artist, sound designer, streetwear architect, and creator of natural perfumes. Her revolutionary matriarchal legacy is to create awareness, inspiration, and social change throughout the entire world, for all oppressed peoples, through Hip Hop culture and art.

Nefertiti’s theater work includes Marina Celander’s solo show Mermaid’s Howl, Caridad “La Bruja” De La Luz’s adult comedy cabaret The Bru HA HA, and The Migrant Liberation Movement Suite with The Afro Yaqui Music Collective. She has worked with hip-hop pioneer Louis “Breakbeat Lou” Flores and is a core member of The Afro Yaqui Music Collective, the ASCAP award-winning, multi-lingual jazz band. Nefertiti was a featured artist in ‪Nona Hendryx‬’s annual Rock Solid Women’s Festival: Celebrating Women in Art & Music and ‪Toshi Reagon‬’s Word*Rock*Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women’s Lives. She collaborates with artists from La Bruja, to Napoleon Da Legend, to several international artists.

Nejma Nefertiti is a Mentor/Teaching Artist with Pepatián in the Bronx and a member of the Hip-Hop academy at BronxWorks. She utilizes hip hop and technology as tools to create, produce, and support art empowering black, brown, and first nation youth for generations to come, educates youth in under privileged schools in all 5 boroughs teaching literacy and storytelling skills, assists in the creative expression of youth through the arts, enhances the mind, spirit, and artistic energy of youth by engaging them in shaping a vision for their community’s future, empowers youth to fight educational injustice, addresses topics concerning gender, race, sexuality, equity, and social justice, and creates reliable connections and revolutionary projects.

She is visionary of the WomXn’s Freedom Collective Party, which proposes women’s self defense and weaponry training for the protection and freedom of all women worldwide. She was a delegate of The First Ecosocialist International, where over 100 people came together in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, from 19 countries and five continents, 12 indigenous nations, and ecosocialist activists from 14 states of Venezuela, to collectively draft a plan of action for the salvation of Mother Earth, and a delegate of  The Mesopotamian Water Forum in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, organized and attended by over 180 water activists from the Mesopotamia region and other countries in order to provide a civil society-led plan to restore disrupted hydrological cycles, which have created conditions of severe local and regional water scarcity in the Mesopotamian Region.

Nejma Nefertiti is skills with killer lyrics and a message of freedom for all boxed-minds. Mysterious and fierce, she is a warrior starting a movement to connect and unite, shining in a place where poetry will be the equivalent of the new manifestos.

Some of the places where she has performed:

*The Kennedy Center, DC

*Pianos, NYC

*SOB’s, NYC

*Joe’s Pub, NYC

*The Mercury Lounge, NYC

*The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC

*La MaMa ETC, NYC

*The Red Rooster/Ginny’s Supper Club, NYC

*The Blue Note Jazz Club, NYC

*The Pyramid Club, NYC

*National Jazz Museum in Harlem, NYC

*Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC

*Howl! Happening Gallery, NYC

*The Commons Cafe, NYC

*Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

*The Regent, Los Angeles, CA

*The Airliner, Los Angeles, CA

*The Rhythm Lounge, Los Angeles, CA

*The Federal Bar, Los Angeles, CA

*The Kasil Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

*Apache Café, Atlanta, GA

*The James Street Gastropub and SpeakEasy, Pittsburgh, PA

*The Stage at Karma, Pittsburgh, PA

*The New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

*The Kelly Strayhorn Theater, Pittsburgh, PA

*City of Asylum, Pittsburgh, PA

*The Bing Arts Center, Springfield, MA

*The Zenbarn, VT

*Feast & Field, VT

*Bar Renard, Montreal, Quebec

*OriGn, Montreal, Quebec

*Agua Negra, Palmarejo, & Taria in Yaracuy, Venezuela

*University of Sulaimani, Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Full Sail University — Bachelor of Science in Music Production, 2015 | Valedictorian