Jamila Mustafa was born in Wilmington, Delaware with aspirations of one day impacting the world. At the tender age of three years old, Miss Mustafa began martial arts training and soon became ranked #1 in the world for Kata (forms) by age eleven. In 2004, Mustafa booked her first national commercial and she hasn’t looked back appearing on networks such as Fox, MTV, A&E, BET and more.
Jamila’s competitive spirit coupled with her passion to inspire young women drove
her to participate in pageantry. In 2010, Mustafa was crowned Miss Delaware Teen Essence going on to win the national title of Miss Teen Essence USA – later becoming Miss Middle Town (Delaware) America and Miss Delaware State University placing 1st runner up at Miss HBCU competition.
Community outreach has always been a priority for the 24-year- old. Mustafa has received three resolutions from the state of Delaware’s city council. By the age of 18, Jamila became the youngest recipient of the Wilmington Award for Performing Arts gifted by former Mayor James Baker. Motivated by the loss her grandmother; Jamila adapted the platform of Juvenile Diabetes. Later becoming the youngest committee board member of the National Diabetes Association helping to raise over $80,000
In 2015, Mustafa traveled to Beijing, China with the JILI Project. It was there she created a documentary, coupled with published articles that took a closer look at how social media affected China’s entrepreneurs. Since then Mustafa has served as a content creator and host for various platforms.
Jamila has sat down with some of Hollywood’s biggest influencers such as Cicely
Tyson, Mark Wahlberg, Farrakhan, Zach Galifianakis, Paul Mooney, Taraji P. Henson,
Nas, Dave Chappelle, DJ Khaled, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jimmy Iovine, and the list goes on.
The Delaware native was recognized as the top 40 under 40 women in media; BET’s
30 Under 30 Young, Black and Lit list, HBCU Buzz’s 30 Under 30 College Graduates, and Forbes 30 under 30 nominee and summit attendee.
Jamila believes, “Good things come to those who wait… great things come to those who work!”
Catch Me If You Can!
CHECK ME OUT ON ANY ONE OF THESE STATIONS…
Airing on Comcast channel 28 and YouTube, ADVOCATE, is a series that highlights individuals advocating for a cause. Through storytelling, interviews and event coverage host Jamila Mustafa explores the passions of others.
Having over 1,500 segments under her belt as a producer and host. Jamila breathes life, style, and flavor into news storytelling. "BREAKS" is a quick way of receiving your daily dose of digital news.
ESPN2 EBC Rucker Park Classic
Produced by Lost Not Found, Jamila Mustafa serves as the host and narrator for the season one of EBC Rucker Park Classic, where Harlem street ball meets the NBA. On any given day you could see a former US president (Bill Clinton) or NBA star (KobeBryant) or artist (Dave East) at the park.
BET MUSIC's Sound Bites
This series takes a bite into some of the music's biggest influencers. As host Jamila Mustafa dines with an artist at their favorite restaurant, to get the scoop on what is new and dish on what is real.
iHeart Radio's Fresh Pick Live
Jamila joins music and television vets to discuss the latest fresh picks in pop, rock and hip-hop; Fresh Pick Live is brought to every Monday and sometimes even with a celebrity guest.
Jamila Mustafa is a trained actress in New York City. You can catch Mustafa in Geico's latest commercial for the MTV VMA's where Jamila is cast as the biggest Pop star in the world.