Maimouna Youssef (also known as Mumu Fresh) is a GRAMMY NOMINATED and critically acclaimed Afro- Indigenous singer, Emcee, songwriter, activist, workshop facilitator and audio engineer who’s been called a “quadruple threat” by The Roots’ Black Thought and “groundbreaking” by Oscar-winning artist, Common.
In 2021, Maimouna partnered with AFROPUNK x Netflix and was the voice behind the ACLU Systematic Equality campaign. In 2020, she was asked to lend her soulful voice to the ESPYs tribute to Black Lives because WE Matter. Some of her other standout moments in 2020 include her contribution to Salaam Remi’s album “Black On Purpose” and Tobe Nwigwe’s album “Cincoriginals”.
Maimouna “Mumu Fresh” Youssef has a very diverse and expansive musical background ranging from Jazz, Gospel, Spirituals, traditional African & traditional Indigenous music, to Hip Hop, Soul, rock and experimental acapella fusion. Maimouna has a passion for activism and community service. She has donated much of her time and platform to increased awareness & education around race and gender inequity, environmental justice and independence for artists.
Behind the scenes, Youssef serves as a Governor for the DC chapter of the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Board as well as an ambassador for the Black Music Collective. Maimouna has served as a mentor for several Grammy U affiliated young aspiring artists. In 2020, she founded an online music education platform called “Muniversity Studies” to teach aspiring artists everything they need to know to succeed independently with purpose.