Born and raised in Newburgh, NY, Makeba spent her childhood immersed in film and literature. She studied film production and media communications at Brooklyn College, and went on to work as a filmmaker and photographer for the U.S. District Courts in Manhattan. Today, Makeba is the proud owner of Problem Pictures, LLC and has produced, directed, shot and edited projects for BuzzFeed, BET+, Elite Daily, Bustle, NYC H+H, The Free Black Women’s Library and more. Her current favorite books are: Salvation (bell hooks), All About Love (bell hooks), The Deathly Hallows (J.K. Rowling), The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald), The Anatomy of Story (John Truby), The Prisoner of Azkaban (J.K. Rowling), The Autobiography of Gucci Mane (Gucci Mane) and The Lost World (Micheal Crichton). She’s currently reading Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.