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MamaWisdom1 represents the multimedia art of Nikila Badua.

Graphic Design . Visual Arts . Music . Dance
Natural Wares . Healing Arts . Spoken Word

Born on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, Nikila is a self-taught multimedia artist, designer, and performer inspired by an earth-based wisdom of Roots and Culture. Moth… Read More
MamaWisdom1 represents the multimedia art of Nikila Badua.

Graphic Design . Visual Arts . Music . Dance
Natural Wares . Healing Arts . Spoken Word

Born on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, Nikila is a self-taught multimedia artist, designer, and performer inspired by an earth-based wisdom of Roots and Culture. Mother and community organizer, her work as an advocate for youth, indigenous, environmental, and women's rights has played an influential role within shaping the foundation of her creative path. Weaving underlying stories, traditions, and elements of the sacred indigenous with modern influences of the urban underground, her art is dedicated to honoring the maternal personifications of Nature; thus birthing the alias "MamaWisdom".

As a singer, dancer, and spoken word poet, Nikila devoted 10 years to performing, recording, and touring with many well-respected artists within the Traditional Folkloric, World, Reggae, and Underground Hip Hop music scenes. She is a featured artist-advocate for political prisoners via "Hip Hop's Contribution to the Freedom Campaign". She has also shared the stage with many acts as a Live Painter --from Nigerian Singer Nneka to hip hop legends Digable Planets-- and occasionally drops in to paint live for Hawaii's First Thursdays Poetry Slam.

Currently, Nikila resides in Honolulu where she has been a Co-Director for the youth arts organization 808 Urban and a core founding member of "Youth, Roots, and Justice" - the new collaborative leadership development program between 808 Urban, Youth Speaks Hawaii and Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Nikila also works as the Art and Design Associate for Women's Earth Alliance and is a freelance artist and designer under the guise of MamaWiisdom1 llc. Read Less
Member since: Jun 22, 2012