Shakirah Gittens is a the renaissance woman of The Millennial generation born and raised in the Bronx, New York. The future media mogul is using her platform to bring positive media to light, and encourage entrepreneurs. She has worked in the media over 5 years with brands such as UrbanWorld, Rush Philanthropic Foundation, The Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), The Newark Bears, The African American Film Festival, Google, The Source Magazine, Platinum Boy Music, and more.
The famous Maya Angelou once said, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” She does her best to embody this quote and encourage others to Live Young, Fearless, and Empowered, (Lyfe) her eyewear line, to achieve their dreams as well.
As a millennial, Shakirah grew up in love with music. She imitated dance moves of Michael and Janet Jackson as her daycare pastime. She was casted in movies such as ‘Music of the Heart,’ starring Meryl Streep, ‘Changing Lanes,’ starring Samuel L. Jackson and Vanity Fair Magazine cover because of her skill as a violinist. By the age of 8, she began to dance at the Dance Theater of Harlem, and placed first at the Junior Olympics by the age of 10 as a gymnast.
Simply Shakirah is multitalented woman, with a multifaceted personality, that wishes to inspire others through positive media and business. As a 27 year old creative, SimplyShakirah.com, reflects her passions, knowledge, experience, and inevitably, her career in the performing arts. She is ready for whatever the universe has to offer. And she wants it all!