Multi-faceted performer, Naima McLean has been cast in an all star stage production by George C. Wolfe called The Colored Museum and it is set to open at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg on Tuesday the 21st of January 2014. 

Naima is well known not only as a prolific singer and poet but has also received critical acclaim for her recent starring role in the big budget Hollywood film production, Vehicle 19, alongside recently passed superstar Paul Walker.

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Naima's 2014 kicks off emphatically as she takes part intheatre production, a space in which she hasn’t played in recent years and she is excited for the month-long run.

The American-based play directed by renowned James Ngobo and Choreographed by Greg Maqoma, focuses on being an African American and redefines our ideas of what its like to be black in contemporary America – a country that Naima has spent much time visiting over the years.  With a sterling cast of 12 young actors, the electrifying play will leave audiences stunned and delighted. 

This homegrown star was really catapulted into the limelight last year with her exceptional contribution to the world of poetry, music and film.  Her single Hero, alongside rapper AKA, charted across radio stations in SA and saw her performing at some of the top venues and events held last year.  Her debut album will be released in 2014.

Make sure you check out our interview with Naima last year where she spoke fondly about acting alongside the late Paul Walker.

Bookings open now:  The Colored Museum – 21 Jan 23 Feb – Market Theatre, Johannesburg