Chief Boima is a Sierra Leonean-American musician, DJ, cultural activist, and writer currently based in New York. Boima began his international DJ career on a self-initiated travel stint to try and connect with like-minded artists in various parts of the world. From the beginning, his performances integrated a diverse array of global musical styles, inspired by the parties he knew growing up in a close knit African immigrant community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and similar communities across the United States.
He grew to be an internationally respected figure in the promotion of various “dance music” styles from around the world such as Coupe Decale, Cumbia, Kuduro, and Champeta. His travel experiences and global music expertise launched a writing career which has seen him contributing to various music and culture online and print publications (Ghetto Bassquake, Africa is a Country, WFMU Radio, and The Fader Magazine.)