Nothing is known about Nabila's life prior to or as the outbreak began. She was likely a religious woman before the start of the apocalypse as it's unlikely she became devout after it commenced.
Nabila approaches Ezekiel as he observes the Kingdom from a second-story balcony. She is cautious as she approaches due to Shiva lounging around but informs Ezekiel about the weevil problem in the gardens, overwhelming the crops. She states that they can remove all of the crops to defeat the weevil problem and start re-growing the crops. She also acknowledges that the royal gardens mean a lot to Ezekiel but is optimistic that they can start over. Later, she and other gardeners start removing the plants as Ezekiel watches on.
Nabila is among the Kingdommers to gather in the center of town and listen to Ezekiel's speech about his confidence in the militia. She smiles as she listens and cheers with the other townspeople. Later, when Ezekiel, Carol, and Jerry return to the Kingdom, she gathers with the other townspeople and is saddened by the losses of the Kingdommers who were killed.
Nabila pays her respect to her friends and neighbors who were killed at the Chemical Plant Outpost as she stands at a fence that has been turned into a memorial.
Nabila is seen when Gavin is saying his speech to the Kingdommers, she looks around knowing Ezekiel will be there. When Ezekiel rams the school bus, Nabila falls and gets up, then subdues a Savior and takes his gun. She runs and finds Carol and tells her that Ezekiel is back there. Carol tells Nabila to take the rest of townspeople to safety and Carol will meet her there. Nabila then flees the Kingdom with the rest of the group to the safe house.
Having escaped into the woods with the other Kingdommers, Nabila listens to Carol as she instructs her to head to her cottage, assuring her the Saviors don't know about her hideout. Nabila asks if Carol is going back to face the Saviors by herself and when Carol says yes, Nabila replies that the Saviors don't stand a chance against her. Nabila then leads Henry and the other Kingdommers off to the cottage.
Nabila is among the Kingdommers to have evacuated to the Hilltop Colony. She works alongside other Kingdommers and Hilltoppers as they help with improving the town's defenses. After the arrival of the Alexandrians, she gathers by some vehicles and chats with Barbara, Kevin, Bertie, and other Hilltoppers.
Nabila and Oscar walk around the Hilltop as they recover after the Saviors' deadly attack on the town. That night, she is among the residents and refugees to survive the zombie outbreak that occurred due to the Saviors' tainted weapons infecting and turning several people.
Nabila carries a pitchfork as she walks by Daryl and Tara towards the Barrington House.
Nabila accompanies Rick and the rest of the militia to fight the Saviors in the final battle. After most of the Saviors are wiped out due to Eugene’s faulty bullets, Nabila and the others fight the surviving Saviors until they surrender. She watches on as Negan is defeated and captured while Rick addresses the crowd, declaring peace among all communities. Afterwards, Nabila returns home to the Kingdom.
Having moved from the Kingdom to the work camp along with several other residents, Nabila is part of the team of laborers working to build a bridge connecting the communities' trade routes. One morning as Rick travels through the camp, Nabila gives Jerry a hug and kiss before seeing him off to his work duties. When a group of zombies suddenly ambushed the lumber yard, Nabila is among those to arrive in time to save Daryl, Jed, another Savior, and the injured Aaron. At night, Nabila plays a board game with Jerry and Henry around the campfire.
At the camp, the Saviors are furious with the news of Justin’s death. Alden promises they’ll get to the bottom of it but is punched in the face by Jed, who claims he isn't one of them anymore. Carol steps in with her gun at her hip, stopping Jed.
Nabila watches from the crowd as the Saviors start accusing Daryl and Anne of being the culprits. They grab axes to retaliate when Rick rides in the middle of the group with his gun drawn and warns everyone to back off.
This list shows the victims Nabila has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies
Ezekiel and Nabila have a good relationship. Nabila respects him as a leader, however she is still scared of Shiva when she goes to tell him about the weevil problem in the garden in episode "Bury Me Here".
- "You versus all of them? They don't stand a chance."
- —Nabila to Carol after learning Carol is going back to The Kingdom
Nabila and Carol have a good relationship. Carol helps her and everyone else from The Kingdom escape from the Saviors, and then leads them to Hilltop before going back to save Ezekiel.
Following the end of the war, Nabila and Jerry enter a relationship and become a couple.
- Nabila is the first Muslim character to be introduced on the show.