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  • The Story Behind the Name

    Individuality. Divinity. Purpose.

    Nairobi

    “Nairobi was a nickname, which I originally hated. My siblings came up with it as a way to poke fun at how people mispronounce my real name. It was not until 11th grade of my high school career, when I really started to gravitate and find the beauty in the nickname. 10th and 11th grade was a time in which I was struggling with my identity, self-worth, mental health, my faith in Christianity, and finding/accepting my purpose but by the time I turned 17, I told myself that I was a queen and I needed to start acting like one. I thought of a symbolic way to remind myself of my worth and the name immediately came to me. To me, it represents my “Queen-ship”, coming into womanhood, homage to my East and West African ancestry, and new life.”

     

    Origin of the name "Nairobi" and Mission

     

    The name Nairobi comes from the Maasai phrase “Enkare Nyrobi”, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River. It is also defined as a Waterloo for animals. “Water is really important in the course of life. It cleanses, it heals, and it brings life. I wanted to promote the power of healing from trauma while I am still undergoing my healing process. I also wanted to represent divinity, individuality and following your purpose, which is the meaning of my brand. My mission is to inspire the youth to know themselves through God, embrace themselves, and to never stray from their God given purposes. Water brings and is a source of life and that is also what I aspire to do."

    Talents of Nairobi

    Nairobi is available for singing, rapping, acting, spoken word, theatric and creative directing, song writing, and painting.

  • Music

    Available on all streaming platforms.

  • News

    Nairobi was selected as one of Allies PGH's 2024 Bright Young People. She was recognized on Friday, May 3rd 2024 at an elaborate ball for her art, advocacy, and work in the community and received an honorarium of $500 to further her work. Additionally, she was given a photoshoot, and an interview by Allie's Pgh and QBurgh magazine.

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    Nairobi sits down with WQED to discuss mental health, the difficulties of navigating the music scene in Pittsburgh as a Black woman, and more.

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    Styling by Chi writes an article on Nairobi as a person and talent. She refers to Nairobi as a "genius and a trailblazer," and says that her art "will go down in history."

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    Nairobi is featured on Lenni Green's "Stupid Stars" album. This break up song deals with the complicated and confusing emotions of post break up, leaving the Green wanting and vulnerable.

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    Nairobi had the pleasure of speaking with Matt Helbling of The Artist Drop Podcast and it was an awesome conversation. In the interview, she details how she started singing, how God wrote the lyrics to her single "Blue," meeting Denzel Washington, and more. Please support The Artist Drop by listening and sharing!

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    Nairobi sits down with Shoutout Atlanta to speak on her career and the some of challenges she faces as a performing, visual, and teaching artist, her art business “NaomiNukedThat,”and what she hopes her legacy will be as an artist.

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    Nairobi is featured in the Pittsburgh City Paper! In the March 16th (2022) issue, she discusses her struggles as a Black artist in Pittsburgh, her music, what people can expect from her Sunstar performance, and the importance on what purpose makes within her music.

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    Nairobi performs "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" for Senator Bob Casey's "Resilience in the Face of Adversity" event.

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    Nairobi sits down with Mario Quinn and Timothy Underwood of the Level Up Studios Podcast to discuss her several art forms, upcoming projects, ideologies, activism, mental health, and much more!

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    Nairobi's "Blue" was featured in Ill Sound Vibe Radio's New School Soul playlist! Check the link below to check it out!

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    Nairobi models for black owned skin care brand, Eshe Beauty.

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    The release of the highly anticipated single, "Blue" is finally over! Click here to watch the music video to what people are saying is the song of the summer!

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    Nairobi was recognized by Pittsburgh Public Schools as an Alumni Arts on February 28th. She is the 20th and youngest artist being honored. She received coverage by the PPS website, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, and WAMO Hot 100, a free video and photo shoot.

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    The Pittsburgh Post Gazette speaks with Nairobi about her most recent honor as an Alumni in Arts with Pittsburgh Public Schools as one of 19 artists!

  • Events

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    Free to the public.

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    Nairobi will be performing from 1:00 to 1:10 PM.

  • Social Media 

    Stay connected with Nairobi!

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    Facebook:

    Queen of Nairobi

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    Twitter:

    @_queenofnairobi

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    Instagram:

    @_queenofnairobi

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    Instagram:

    @naominukedthat

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    YouTube:

    Queen of Nairobi

  • Store 

     

    Nairobi merch

    Nairobi merch

    $20.00
    Purple and gold merch with logo on the back.
    Sizes small to 3X are available.
    Coming soon
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