Mim Suleiman
Singer /Songwriter/ Composer/Sheffield

Vocalist, Songwriter, Performer, Composer, Musician, Arranger, Producer, Workshop facilitator Mim Suleiman has been described as Mama Africa of the modern Era.

Mim started hearing stream of voices, rythm and poetry coming out her being while working as a teaching metallurgical technician at The University of Birmingham. With no musical background what so ever, Mim Suleiman left her job to pursue her dream. Mim’s eclectic soulful being revels in her East African vocals and percussion traditions. She has been described as a fiery singer who never fails to indulge her audience! She is a versitile vocalist and vibrant performer. with her own rhythms and dance moves she is also gifted with a charismatic and ecstatic personality.Mim sings her lyrics in both her native Swahili and English, with detours into Fula, but no matter what tongue she chooses, it’s always delivered with a big heart. The unique character of her voice brings the best out of those who collaborate with her.

The Zanzibar-born made quite a name for herself on the Afro-beat stages of this world with her mixture of East African vocals and percussive traditions. Tungi is Mim Suleiman’s debut full-length, which has her singing and writing in her native tongue, Swahili. Tungi is a mixture of all things ultramodern Afro beat, rhythm trax and futuristic pop music. Suleiman’s frankly amazing voice and her sonorous Swahili vocals are at the heart of this album, her second solo album, Umbeya, is in production.

A Real World recorded artist who has recorded with Maurice Fulton, Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara, Rafiki Jazz, Bare Knuckle Soul and Zanzibar most leading Taarab jazz band SAFAR.

Mim conducts her workshops that include finding your voice, performing, singing, song writing, storytelling. at the Festival, Universities, Schools, Colleges and Variety of community projects throughout the UK and abroad.

Mim is also writing an Anecdote recipe book, featuring dishes of her Zanzibar cultural heritage, influenced by her upbringing.