I’m Naima

I spent 20 years crafting stories, creating energy and protecting culture as a music industry executive. Now, I have my hands in and on all the things I love: writing, speaking, consulting, marketing, programming, strategizing and managing. It seems like a jumble, but there’s a through-line: the key importance of authentic positioning and storytelling.

Take a look around; get to know me.

A Little Bit of a Lot…

Music & Culture

I’m a contributing writer for Vibe (including #MusicSermon’s official editorial home) and Billboard, and have written for Vice, Vox, Okayplayer and more. Check out my work.


#MusicSermon seeks to tell the stories of underrepresented eras and stories of urban music in an entertaining and accessible style. Attend a #MusicSermon service.

Miscellaneous Dopeness

The “Little bit of a lot” tagline is a joke, but not really. But whatever I’m working on (and whatever I post here), it’s in the spirt of pushing things forward; whether culture, thought, or action.