Nujuum was born in Mogadishu in 1993. Her family moved to Hargeisa as a child to live with her father’s family. She came back to Mogadishu recently to live and work.

She started drawing and sketching at young age. She experiments in different painting styles and is currently working on setting her painting workshop and interior design business. She works and illustrates for many NGOs including the European Union. Nujuum is an advocate for women and girls’ rights in Somalia and uses her paintings to illustrate their plight.