Born on the island of Oahu, Nikila is a self-taught multimedia artist, designer, and performer inspired by an earth-based wisdom of roots and culture. Also mother and community organizer, Nikila works as an advocate for youth, indigenous, environmental, and women’s rights; thus birthing the alias “MamaWisdom”. Reflective of her own life, her paintings on wood tend to weave underlying stories and elements of the sacred indigenous, merged with influences of the urban underground. Currently, Nikila resides in Honolulu, where she has been co-directing the youth urban arts organization 808 Urban, and is a freelance artist and designer under the guise of MamaWisdom1. As a singer and dancer, she has performed and recorded with many world, reggae, and underground Hip Hop music projects, and is an artist-advocate for Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier and “Hip Hop’s Contribution to the Freedom Campaign”.