Sultry with an intellectual edge, Love Nafi is a true afropolitan with a mission to change the way our generation views the world. Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Maryland with strong foundation in her Nigerian roots, Nafi grew up knowing she wanted to be a unique voice in the community.
She is an honors scholar and graduate of New York University, where she received her B.A. in Youth development and Performing arts at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She began her career serving underprivileged populations in DC, NYC, and Baltimore as an arts mentor and health educator. Her notable experiences include developing educational initiatives at Riker’s Island Jail Academy and researching content for the esteemed textbook, Theatre for Change. She has written content for publications such as Blavity, Black Bride, and Radiant Health Magazine. With time, she honed her desire to promote health and completed doctoral training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.Love Nafi has also pioneered her own health and lifestyle brand, FIT.FOCUS.FINESSE.
For Love Nafi performance is second nature. In 2010 she was a principle dancer and choreographer for the Dancers Choreographer’s Alliance at NYU, and was also featured in a music video by DC’s own hip hop artist and world renown youth activist, Asheru. She has held featured roles in productions of For Colored Girls, Vagina Monologues, and Absolutely Posi+ive, a regional tour sponsored by the Tom Joyner Foundation and the CDC. Her love for the stage has led her to MC several events including poetry slams and cultural showcases.
In 2015, she garnered her own productive force to create an original series titled, The Living Room. This endeavor eventually earned her an award for “New Member of the Year” from the Public Access Corporation of the District of Colombia. She believes that through art you can move the masses. She currently produces multimedia content that draws inspiration from contemporary Pan- African ideology.