Queen Mother Imakhu
"Teaching Self-Love, Compassion & Empowerment through African Culture & Yoga"
Queen Mother Imakhu, is the foremost authority on Khametic Water Spirituality, a ground-breaking scholar, and is the most imitated contemporary spiritual teacher today.
Queen Mother is a veteran working artist, music teacher, motivational speaker, multimedia producer, certified yoga instructor, art/spiritual event coordinator, ordained Interfaith minister, initiated Shenu-Khametic High Priestess, initiated Bantu water healer, and an ordained healing minister. Above all, this Afrohemian Renaissance Woman, mother to two adult children, and a domestic violence survivor, is an inspiration.
Queen Mother's gift is in utilizing art as the vehicle to help people courageously reach higher, dig deeper, and embrace their uniqueness. As a cultural educator, Queen Mother teaches the importance of reclaiming ancestral/family indigenous cultural practices, yet advancing traditions to fit today's world. Her family roots in Mende, Bantu, Gullah Geechee, Lumbee, and Caribbean cultures have shaped her own personal identity .
As founder of SHENU Khametic Living Waters Ministries, now Temple SHENU Nedjem, Queen Mother has taken her Khametic and New Thought metaphysical training to "The Next Level in New Thought." Sharing Khametic teachings from its roots of universality, love, compassion, high ethics, and activism, Queen Mother continues to evolve the Khametic spiritual movement forward. As a lifelong professional artist respected for being a no-nonsense business woman, Queen Mother facilitated workshops guiding novice working artists into "The Business of Art." However, she has been taking a more spiritual approach to her business, grounded in the Khametic principles of Ma'at and Khametic scripture.
Queen Mother had the distinction of becoming the first African American woman to create and run an online, 24/7 Black Consciousness Internet radio station, AKERU NuAfrakan Network. Through her company, AKERU MultiMedia, she produces topical teaching videos that include Shenu Nedjem Khametic Restorative Yoga, motivational messages, and soon-to-come African drumming and storytelling. AKERU MultiMedia has also been the vehicle for Queen Mother's podcasts, live video classes, music and meditation CDs, websites, digital art, and special events. She is currently producing her one woman show, "The Water Brought Me Here."
Her activist affiliations are People's Organization for Progress in Newark, NJ, Newark Interfaith Clergy Alliance, African Diaspora for Justice, and Latino Action Network. Queen Mother was honored by Newark Interfaith Alliance in 2021 for her commitment to community service.
Queen Mother is also a member of the National Black Council of Elders, where she serves as Spiritual Officiant, and the Association for Studies of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC). Queen Mother founded Interfaith Clergy Against Abuse Network (I-CAAN).
Touring has brought Queen Mother Imakhu to diverse people and places. Whether through concerts, motivational speeches, yoga classes, counseling sessions, or business workshops, Queen Mother's heart and humor touch everyone she encounters. Her familiar send-off is, "Mer Aa. Heri." (In Khametic language, "Much Love. Be at Peace.")