Inside Nianda Speaks is a motivational poet, filmmaker, philosopher, author, and activist from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Nianda completed 2 seasons on RestlessNationRadio.com with his social justice talk radio show “The Put YOU On Morning Show,” which discussed issues, impacts, and solutions concerning the Black Community. He has been featured in such periodicals as the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint, The San Diego City Beat Magazine, and the SDCCD City Times.
He has directed and executive produced 2 documentary films “The NIGGA PROJECT,” (which analyzes the use of the “N” word” through the lens of various demographics in San DIego) and “My Community” (starring Juanita Boyer, which highlights the beauty and creativity within the Black community despite extreme poverty, violence, and self hatred). Using these visual aids as an educational tool, Inside Nianda Speaks & Jaunita have facilitated workshops in San Diego to begin the process of mending the psychological damage inflicted by African enslavement and imperialism. Such workshops have been held at San Diego State University and SDCCD City College, Abraham Lincoln High School, Gompers Preparatory Academy, The Urban League of San Diego, The Jacob’s Center for Community Innovation, and the Malcolm X Library.
As a strong revolutionary poet, lecturer, and dedicated activist, Inside Nianda Speaks has led the charge and served in many capacities across San Diego. In 2013 he held the privilege of opening for artists such as comedian Reggie Reg and actor Danial Beaty at the Mental Health America’s nationally recognized parenting program Father2Child Graduation Ceremony. He has also spoken for San Diego Community College District’s Rites of Passage Ceremony honoring the Black graduating class of 2014. In July of 2014 he created and hosted the Know Thy Self Spoken Word Competition, a fundraiser for the Stephen Pierce Foundation which provides scholarships to disadvantaged youth scholar-athletes. In that same month he held the You Speak! Youth Conference, which provided youth an opportunity to voice thier concerns and opinions about the community they reside in the presence of elders. On top of his community presence, Inside Nianda Speaks has been published in the 2015 San Diego Poetry Annual for his piece “Mama Africa” which discusses the devastating effects of violent rapes that have swept the African continent for quite some time.
Inside Nianda Speaks is currently working on releasing a series of books to inspire all age groups within the Black community to think and speak for themselves, and to tell thier own story which includes past failures and mistakes. He believes original thinking is the key to removing the stigmas that have been placed upon Black or African people. His motto “Divine Purpose. Walk in it. Stop talking.” allows him to do just that.