Khadija Shari

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They don’t come much prettier than Khadija Shari. This chocolate complexion cutie  is a dancer and model. Shari has one of those faces you could stare at forever. She might be the closest thing I’ve seen to my ideal woman.  At least from a physical perspective.

Khadija has been pursuing a professional career as a dancer and model for the past seven years. She was born in Trinidad but raised in Brooklyn which is where she found her love the arts at a young age. Since then, she’s danced alongside Grammy Award winners like Beyonce, Rihanna, has toured all over the world just to name a few of her amazing accomplishments.

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Leslie Segar (BET Hostess edition)

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Last year I did a “throwback series” on all the beautiful sistas from the 80’s and 90’s.  This series is somewhat similar.  I thought I would do a series on some of the black women that were hostesses on BET back in the day. There’s a lot of things I don’t like about BET.  I can’t stand much of the garbage videos they have on as of late.  And I don’t like the negative portrayal of black men and women most of the time.  But I will admit they did have some fine sistas on BET back in the day.  So I thought I would highlight some of them.  I thought I would start with Big Lez.  She was always one of my favorites.  Although her real name is Leslie Segar. She is a dancer/actress. Leslie was born in New York City, New York, USA. She is known for her work on An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997), New Jersey Drive (1995) and Hav Plenty (1997). She was the co-host of BET’s Rap City in 1993. She was a graduate of Springfield College, degree in Sports Medicine and Physiology.

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Former R&B and rap video dancer and choreographer (over thirty appearances)
Featured dancer in opening credits of FOX’s “Living Single” (TV).

Deidre Lang

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I used to love watching Deidre Lang on the comedy show In Living Color.  She was one of my favorite Fly Girls.  She is a stunning beauty.  But although she’s a great dancer nd actress many don’t know she’s an amazing singer as well. Deidre Lang is known for her work on In Living Color (1990), Herman’s Head (1991) and Back in Step with the Fly Girls (2004).

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Patra(Fine Sistas from the 90’s)

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Reggae singer Patra was really big in the 1990’s.  She was a big in the dancehall scene and a huge sex symbol.  Her real name is Dorothy Smith.  She was born in Kingston,Jamaica  on November 22,1972.

In a 1994 essay, Patra wrote: “I am a country girl. I grew up in the church, which instilled morals and values in me. I was raised by my mom along with my four brothers–I am the second child. My father died when I was three, so my mother has been my example of a very strong Black woman, and I know that I have her strength.”

Patra first began singing in her church choir and later tried her hand at deejaying. At age 15, she began to realize that music really could be her life. “I always enjoyed music, but up until then I didn’t really think about my goals,” Patra explains. “In addition to many Jamaican artists, I listened to Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Sade and Alexander O’Neal. And Michael Jackson, of course–he really taught me how to dance!”

Patra first made her mark in the U.S. with two notable guest appearances, dueting with Mad Cobra on a track called “Really Do It” and adding her wicked ragga-rap to Richie Stevens “Body Slam.” But the American audience got its first taste of Patra’s true gifts with the Epic Records Group re-lease of her underground 12-inch single “Hardcore.” In October, 1993 came the debut album Queen Of The Pack, and the single and video “Think (About It)”–which teamed Patra with Lyn Collins and the P-Funk Horns for a dynamic dancehall update of Lyns 1972 Top Ten R&B smash.

Each of Patras next three videos–“Queen Of The Pack,” “Worker Man,” and “Romantic Call” (featuring Yo-Yo)– became a Top 10 favorite on The Box. At the 5th Annual Caribbean Music Awards (held March, `94 at the Apollo Theater in New York), Patra was named Best Female Artist for “Worker Man.” At the 13th Annual International Reggae Awards in Chicago, she walked away with Best Female DJ and Best Crossover Song (for “Family Affair,” from the Addams Family soundtrack). In Canadas Reggae Music Awards, Patra was again named Best Female DJ.

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By July, 1994 Patras Queen Of The Pack had spent 13 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboards Top Reggae Albums chart–the longest run at #1 in the history of the chart. The following December, the album was certified gold for sales of more than 500,000 copies. In addition to her own album, Patra embarked on successful collaborations with C&C Music Factory (“Take A Toke”) and Gurus Jazzmatazz II set (“Young Ladies”), as well as joining in the all-female superstar recording “Freedom” for the soundtrack of Melvin Van Peebles film Panther.

“Jamaican dancehall music has its first international queen of the genre,” wrote Vanity Fair, “and her name is Patra!” In 1995, she rules once more with Scent Of Attraction.

Adrienne-Joi Johnson(Fine Sistas from the 90’s)

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Adrienne-Joi Johnson was a big sex symbol in my neighborhood.  A lot of brothers fell in love with her when she was in the film House Party.  AJ Johnson was born on September 3,1963.  She has been in films such as House Party(1990),Dying Young(1991),Sister Act(1992),The Inkwell(1994),Two Shades of Blue(1999),Baby Boy(2001) and Skin Deep(2003).

Honors graduate of Spelman College, the all-female college in Atlanta, Georgia affiliated with the all-male Morehouse College. She was a former Miss Morehouse while a coed at Spelman. She’s a fitness trainer and also was  Flygirl on the comedy skit show  In Living Color.