• 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, directing, song writing, and painting.

  • Music

    Available on all streaming platforms.

  • News

    Nairobi was selected amongst 19 Black artists to feature her art at PNC Park as a part of a celebration for Juneteenth. She will be selling her art from her business, Naomi Nuked That and honored as Black visual artist in Pittsburgh. This is free to the public and all are welcomed to attend.

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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 gives her testimony in which she details her survival of depression, suicide, sexual assault, rape, and childhood trauma. She also talks about her leap of faith with her business, therapy, and her Christian faith. Watch to hear her incredible story and see her perform on the Freedom Experience Show.

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    Nairobi hosts her first solo exhibition at Millie's! Her art business, Naomi Nuked That, sold a piece 30 minutes into opening night and the art will be on display until May 31st. The exhibition focused on dispelling stereotypes on black hair.

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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 presented at the 2019 AACAS Symposium, as the youngest presenter. She spoke to Pittsburgh's high school African American students about the importance of education, her collegiate struggles at a predominantly white institution, and gave advice about how to win in an class designed for Blacks to fail. She was honored with an award from her high school principal.

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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!

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    She does it once again! Nairobi competes in her second monologue competition ever and wins first place with a top prize of $200.00. Nairobi was also the 1st place winner of the August Wilson Monologue Competition in 2016, where she met Denzel Washington.

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    Nairobi stars in “Greta, My Love” which was directed and written by Jimmy Elinski.

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    Nairobi stars in "The Dinner Guest" which was directed and written by Grace Woodruff. It is based on a true story of a couple who invite Jim Jones over for dinner.

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    Nairobi's YouTube focuses on lifestyle, art, and faith. Please subscribe, as she will be releasing music, music videos, testimonies, vlogs, etc.

  • Events

    Free to the public!

    Nairobi was selected amongst 19 Black artists to feature her art at PNC Park as a part of a celebration for Juneteenth. She will be selling her art from her business, Naomi Nuked That and honored as Black visual artist in Pittsburgh. This is free to the public and all are welcomed to attend.

    Free to the public!

    Free to the public!

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