Naima Mclean is a dynamic South African entrepreneur, poet, vocalist and actress who is best described as an artist who infuses soul, spoken word, hip hop and pop to create a distinct style she calls “Urban Soul”. She has recently completed the recording of her debut self titled album, which was musically directed by RJ Benjamin and debuted at the Cape Town Jazz festival to great positive response. Beyond her singing talent, Naima has shown her depth and social awareness as a poet with performances on tours organized by the British Council and Urban Voices International. Naima Mclean is also a member of the African Leadership Network, in which her passion for transformation has earned her title of “Global Youth Leader” by the international organization and publication of the same name.
As a seasoned actress, Naima’s TV roles have included cameo features on one of South Africa’s most watched TV dramas “Generations”, presenting for South African Coca Cola game shows and a feature character in the internationally renowned UK TV series Wild At Heart. Naima has also completed shooting a feature film as leading female in Vehicle 19 starring Hollywood celebrity Paul Walker scheduled for release in 2013. Naima will be releasing her first album to market in 2013. The album features the likes of SA’s new Hip Hop phenomenon AKA (multi SAMA award winner), Reason, Ameen Harron (best known for international hit Peter Parker Swag) and Nigeria’s Ice Prince (recently nominated for a BET Award). It is a collection of urban anthemic tracks with a pan-african flavour and appeal. Watch this space.