What do you get when you put two brutally honest New Yorkers in the same room & have them talk freely about pop culture, current events & topical debates? You have Sophisticated Ignorance. 

Steven & Nieema Simone are best friends out of Brooklyn, NY. Every week they sit down & have an open dialogue on any & every thing. Which makes for a hilarious and no holds barred conversation.


Photographer: Antoine Bennett

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Born & raised in Brooklyn, Steven is an entrepreneur knowledgeable in brand development & graphic/web design. His ambitious spirit makes him look at things from multiple perspectives & gives a nice blend of sarcasm and facts during each show.

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Born in Brooklyn, raised in Harlem. Nieema is a pro makeup artist, business owner & entrepreneur based out of NYC. Nieema brings the honest & sometimes harsh realities to many topics. Her joyful & refreshing spirit is sure to keep you entertained.

Vixon John


"Video" Vixon J is a videographer & filmmaker based in Brooklyn. When he's not capturing mini-bios for his Minute Made NY series, he's capturing behind the scene clips of the crew.

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Born in Philadelphia, Bianca is an entrepreneur & part of the executive producing team at Sophisticated Ignorance. Her business savvy & creativity is instrumental to the show's structure.



Hip Hop/R&B Producer from Bridgeport, Connecticut, on a mission to shape the sound of tomorrow. Creator of the Sophisticated Ignorance intro/outro. Check out more from him below.