Tickets ON SALE-Men Always Leave Stage Play

The Stage play is listed on the Triangle Friends of African American Arts website. Tickets are available to purchase now for the show! Additionally, Naima will be presenting as a playwright for the African American Theatre Preview happening January 2019!

More information on that to come.

Hope to see you at the theater!

Produced by Cary Players Community Theatre Company

In Association with N.Y.I Productions LLC

Partnered by: QHFILMS & Cammel's Photography

Official Final Flyer.jpg

Music Artist-Naima Yetunde Ince-Shut The Door FT. Ethan Taylor

Naima stepped out on the limb of her creative instinct and collaborated with North Carolina R&B Singer Ethan Taylor for this incredibly smooth, soulful sound. Bringing back that 90's neo-soul vibe. This single speaks to romance and love. The inspiration being the Men Always Leave Story which has evolved in many different forms and continues to deliver. Before Men Always Leave was a stage play it was a poem. It is only right that at this time we have some music that continues to propel and amplify the root of a timeless tale. Shut The Door, is the first single for the Men Always Leave Soundtrack for the coming soon feature film. Check out the song here and on Spotify and all music streaming platforms! If you're in the North Carolina area, follow the link below and come hear this song live. 

Come out and see us LIVE! 

Come out and see us LIVE! 

Throwback to Poetry!

Throwback to Poetry! The limited edition is now down to TWO COPIES remaining. Thank you for those who support my work and I truly hope you enjoy the stories unfolded by each and every poem.

An Excerpt from Ghost Load-Second Edition: Yes, the story behind this is a whimsical freestyle, finding the areas where NO, can be just as powerful and necessary as YES.

Yes, rests on my tongue,
Locked behind pressed lips. 
No is easier,
No is harder,
No is colder than Alaska, Hotter than Mount Everest
No is thicker than fog,

I tried yes, and opened shells in your speech
I tried yes, held tight to fate, thinking the unchangeable
I tried yes, stared rejection in the face, fought tears
Cause crying leaves infected possibilities,

I tried yes, laughed, smiled, dreamed, grew,
Yes allowed me to travel, gave a bit more, and yet reserved enough for what if…
Laid naked, like shifted wheat, flaws and all,
Bared troubles on my sleeve and search gazed pupils for remembrance and security.

No made me a little stronger, and a lot weaker
No taught me what I do and don’t do
No, the young girl inside that often feels pain even when it’s not there
No is easier than yes, but hurts when right is deemed wrong out of fear,
No combats the heartbeat, that motions, only to one drum

Yes can be sweet like strawberry lollipops
Yes can be the embrace of innocence
Yes can be the smile of needing no words for completion
Yes can be the cording lines of gemology
Yes can be knowledge without explanation
Guess, I got to question less and live more
Yes, can be ever
No can be never
Maybe I’m the cause of the transformation of Ever to Never.

©2018. Naima Yetunde Ince-Griffiths.…/ghost-load-second-editon

Open Mic-Featured Reader: SO&SO Books

Open Mic Night
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30-8:30pm

Bring poems, stories, or essays! Sign-up for the 12, 5-minute slots starting at 6:30. Social hour will follow across the street at The Station.

Our featured reader this month is Naima Yetunde Ince.

So & So Bookstore: 704 N Person St, Raleigh, NC 27604

Come sign up to share at the open mic! I am looking forward to sharing some poetry with you from my newest book "Ghost Load" a collection of poetry. 

NYI Features at the Queen's Speak Event Hosted by DS WILL

When a Queen speaks, everyone listens...including the Kings!

Happening June 30,2017

Spoken Souls, in conjunction with The Joy of Connecting People, is proud to present a momentous event like none other! On this special evening, Queens, from all walks and spaces of life, will display their eclectic array of artistic expression to the delight of all! Listen and experience, firsthand, the power of a Queen's speech!!

Featured Performances by
Wild Perfection & Banned Brooke

Special Guest Performances by
Ms.Dalia 22
Adrienne Butterfly Charleston
Queen Prophet Sage
the elusiveR.A.V.
Random Black Girl
Latoya Harris
Lypz The Poet

Also Joining us Will be The Women's Theatre Festival
Represented By:
Naima Yetunde Ince
Debra Kaufman
Seema Kukreja
Celeste Hinnant

A Special Appereance by
Kimberly M. Knight :Founder of The Lux Blog

Hosted by DS Will
Music Provided by The Smooth Sounds of Urban Silk!