Nadirah Lugg

Nadirah Lugg

as Danya

From the time that she can remember, Nadirah Lugg was always singing a tune or humming a melodic note. Over the years, her love and appreciation of music grew, along with the yearning of finding a creative balance of melodic rhythms between different musical genres. With time, practice, and theatre training, the artistry expressed between song and singer became apparent and helped to create the entertainer she is today. Lady Fuzion, an entertainer ready to bring back old school quality with a new school flare.

Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Nadirah always displayed a fondness of the Arts. While attending Bryn Mawr Elementary School, she passionately enlisted in after school classes ranging from jewelry making, crocheting, to dance. However, it was not until her seventh grade performance as the “Ghost of Christmas Present” during the school’s production of Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” that her love for acting was awakened.

While enjoying several opportunities to sing and dance during her high school years, Nadirah decided to pursue her theater studies while earning her B.A. in Speech Communication at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. This decision allowed her the opportunity to perform in productions of “The Colored Museum” and “Flyin West.” During her last two years on campus, she joined the social issues theater group, Inner Voices and performed in several productions including, “Cawfee Tawk” and “Broken Silence.” These plays covered the topics of physical, mental, and sexual abuse, drugs, bullying, and other subject matter plaguing society.

Upon graduation, Nadirah returned back to Chicago, taught within the Chicago Public School (CPS) system, City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) and joined the renowned acting school, Chicago’s Actor Studio. Her love of theatre, television and movies inspired her to write and performed her own screenplay, My Memories of Chicago while earning her Masters of Liberal Arts degree from the prestigious University of Chicago. Last but not least, her passion for creative writing, fashion designs, and song writing propped her to showcase her numerous talents with her husband/business collaborator of eight years, Troy Lugg.

Her recent projects include playing KoKo Taylor in short film The Juke Joint, Stay Woke, the lifestyle blog, Living with the Luggs, and her active role as lead singer/songwriter to the music group, Muzic Fuzion Factory (MFF).