BEE 180 International Singer Actress, Playwright Mzuri Moya Aimbaye

Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye is an internationally acclaimed singer actress, and playwright of the multi-award-winning one-woman play, “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story.”  Her Swahili name means Mzuri (beautiful) Moyo (heart) Aimbaye (who sings). Her talents combine the presence of a movie star with a booming vocal range and versatility of an opera singer.  Ms. Aimbaye has been enthusiastically received on cabaret and concert stages both nationally and internationally.  She lived and sang briefly in Paris, France and Rome, Italy. 

Upon her return from Europe she trained as an actress at HB Studio in New York City.  She performed in small productions in the NY/NJ area. Ever mindful of the importance and power of culturally sensitive stories, she was later cast as Lucy in the first film depicting an African American slave revolt, Sankofa.  

In January 2020, Ms. Aimbaye celebrated her 19th year anniversary resurrecting the indomitable spirit of Fannie Lou Hamer.  She endeavors to close out the year with the official announcement of THE FANNIE LOU HAMER VOTER REGISTRATION DAY.  The play is speckled with uplifting music from the 60’s movement. She speaks with the power of a warrior and the voice of an angel when she sings. Audiences become transfixed in the 60s-civil rights struggle, experiencing the emotional highs, lows, twists and turns of the courageous spirit and determination of Mrs. Hamer.  Ms. Aimbaye travels the country with her signature performance in theaters, churches, high schools, colleges, universities, and civic organizations. The show has become a backdrop for voter registration wherever it is performed, leaving audiences inspired and spellbound!


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