Nana Mensah

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is a Ghanaian-American actress, director, writer, singer and all around renaissance woman who we first got to know as the fiery Sade on the web series An African CityOver the last thirty months, Mensah has been hard at work on her first feature film, a dark comedy called Queen of Glory, which she wrote, directed and stars in. In the film, Mensah plays Sarah Obeng, a young PhD. candidate who is also a “weirdo, adulteress, binge-eating, grieving-but-not-dealing, Ghanaian-American genius who is slaying at academia, but failing at life.” For Mensah, a self-professed weirdo, her latest role is an opportunity to tell the story of a black woman from an African immigrant community who finds herself pulled in different directions as she tries to develop and honor each aspect of her identities.

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Khaneshia Smith

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Khaneshia Smith was born in Tallahassee, Florida to an entrepreneur and a refined College Administrator. The self proclaimed girly tomboy found a safe place in becoming involved in softball, cheerleading and SGA as she fast tracked her way to the top.

As the co-creator of Black & Sexy TV’S Cheap Chicks, she has earned popular acclaim for her roles as the star in the dramedy Friends: a Depression Story and has proven that she can disappear into a role and mesmerize audiences.

As a guest star on Lebron James’ Survivors Remorse on Starz, co-star on Kevin Hart’s hit show Husbands of Hollywood on BET, and All My children, actress KJ Smith has successfully made the crossover from the corporate treadmill to feature film work, several national commercials, book covers and hair care print campaigns. Her resume secured her a spot as a guest star on Starz’s survivor’s remorse.

KJ is currently filming recurring roles on the popular series shows “The Therapist” and “Blackboots”.

She has one sibling who is a well known news reporter; her sister inspired her to stand in front of the camera with confidence and to tap into her penchant for acting.

KJ studied Business Marketing at The Florida State University. After a series of sleepless nights and denouncing her fears, KJ relocated to the “city of angels” where she has made acting her business. She uses the principals that she learned in B school to present herself as a brand and walking business. The former Seminole is a highly emancipated actress, turned Hollywood’s next “It Girl” and Hollywood is taking note.

KJ hopes that one day she will be invited to return to her alma mater to speak to those who aspire to enter the acting world.

She is an enthusiastic supporter of the cerebral palsy foundation as a nod to her father.

MaameYaa Boafo

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MaameYaa Boafo was born in Pakistan and hails from Ghana, West Africa and currently lives in New York. Coming to the United States to obtain a double Bachelor degree in Journalism and French at Hood College, Ms. Boafo was then awarded the Levin Scholarship from Rutgers University where she received her MFA in Acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts.  She has since gone on to play roles such as Ophelia in Hamlet, the Courtesan in Comedy of Errors and made her off-Broadway debut as Walter Mosley’s leading lady in his play LIFT.

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Since making her on-screen acting debut in 2012, in the award winning indie film Asa as the title role, MaameYaa has gone on to star in other indies and short films ( Bus Nut. Directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu as well as TV: Madam Secretary, Blacklist & Mysteries of Laura to name a few. Ms. Boafo also leads the cast of An African City, the international hit web series that is “Africa’s answer to Sex & the City” (CNN). Commercial appearances include Nickolodeon and Movicel starring Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes and Dove Chocolate among others.

Loren Lott

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Loren Lott was born September 9,1992.  She  is a San Diego native. She came to Atlanta with her twin brother, Evan Lott, to earn her bachelor’s degree in Mass Media arts from Clark Atlanta University. Loren dreamed of entertaining, but her mother, Sharian Lott, told her at 7 she wouldn’t be able to go to Knott’s Berry Farm if she was famous so Loren decided to pursue other things, but Sharian did tell Loren that at 13 she could ask her again. Later Loren realized her mother just wanted her to have a normal childhood. To Sharian’s surprise when Loren turned 13 she asked her mother if she could act and Sharian accepted, and after sending hundreds of bold messages to agents Loren finally got one in Hollywood along with a manager a month later.

Since then she has been acting, singing, and dancing, professionally in theatre, Tv, and film including: several national commercials starting Disney and Spotify, several music videos, American Idol Top 8 girls in 2015, several leading lady roles in theatre, including: Sara in Ragtime, Erzule in Once on this Island, Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Dembi in the world premiere of Underground etc., including her Broadway debut in Motown The Musical this year, and a growing list of Tv credits including: Greenleaf on OWN, The Game on BET, Powers on FX, Fatal Attraction on TVOne, and several films including two coming out in 2017. She also has a very impressive social media presence on Instagram and Facebook with well over 150 million views on videos she makes with her fiancé, Actor/Director Terayle Hill, hair tutorials, and short funny rants.

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Loren’s ultimate goal is to make the little her who dreamed big proud and to spread love and the light of Christ through her talents and hard work and encourage others to do the same. Keep up with her on all things @LorenSharice and http://www.facebook.com/LorenSharice.

Cat Wilson

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Cat Wilson was born on April 25, 1980 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is known for her work on Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 (2005), The Call (2002) and Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 (2007). She has been married to Malik Yoba since December 21, 2003.

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