Sister Niambi Shalewa Muhammad ? How do you say that?
Niambi - "knee-ahm-bee" Shalewa - "shah-lay-wah"
Sister Niambi Shalewa Muhammad was born and raised in Saint Louis, MO. Being the daughter of parents who were members of the hottest local, reggae band Infrared Rockers (previously known as Infrared Funk) in Saint Louis, Sister Niambi Shalewa Muhammad was inspired to use her musical gifts and talents with children and families in her community.
She received her early performing arts training from Saint Louis Public Schools. Later, she received her B.S. in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Harris-Stowe State College (now Harris-Stowe State University). She has taught in the Saint Louis Public School District before making her move to Chicago where she taught at Muhammad University of Islam, substituted in Chicago Public Schools, and volunteered with Project Butterfly and Camp Butterfly. Presently, she teaches in the Chicago Public Schools in PreK!
She has performed around Chicago, IL and Saint Louis, MO. As an educator, she has produced musical performances and workshops at various schools, like Shabazz International Charter School and Muhammad University of Islam. Sister Niambi Shalewa Muhammad also provides birthday party entertainment and birthday CDs (general and personalized).
Sister Niambi Shalewa Muhammad now resides in Chicago with her lovely husband and her four beautiful children. Besides songwriting, singing, and storytelling, Sister Niambi Shalewa Muhammad enjoys dancing, VSK Jiu-jitsu, and sudoku.
Sister Niambi Shalewa Muhammad has been teaching and entertaining children for some time.