Naima is an enormously talented writer, poet and vocalist born in New York City and raised in numerous cities across South Africa.
She has earned a degree in theatre and performing arts from the University of Capetown, performed, acted and sang in South Africa and Europe.
Naima performs as a poet in her personal capacity as well as with the collective Rite 2 Speak, a group of young South African theatre practitioners, who felt that the voices of their generation were not represented in theatre. The collective fuses the performance of poetry, music and theatrical aspects as a vehicle to encourage physical engagement with the audience.
Naima’s current TV roles include cameo features on one of South Africa’s most watched TV dramas Generations, presenting for South African Coca Cola game shows as well as a feature character in the internationally renowned UK TV series Wild AT Heart.