Social Media Celebrates Iconic Superstar Jody Watley with Appreciation Day! Feb. 28 Social media is celebrating iconic singer Jody Watley with #JodyWatleyAppreciation Day on February 28, 2022!
For fans in the States and across the globe, Watley set the standard as a trendsetting pioneer in music, video, fashion and style. She is one of the architects of 21st century pop, and one of music's most versatile song stylists.
Telling her story in her own words whether in interviews, social media or in her sold-out concerts, the iconic singer always remains true to herself.
The appreciation day offers an opportunity for fans to share their favorite Jody Watley songs and videos from her incredible body of work like I'm Looking for a New Love, Still A Thrill, Don't You Want Me, Some Kind of Lover, Real Love, and more!
As a solo artist, the ageless pop and R&B singer has 6 Billboard Hot 100 Top Ten Singles, 13 Number 1 Dance Singles, 2 R&B Number 1’s, 15 Top 40 Singles, Gold and platinum albums, 2007 Billboard Dance Lifetime Achievement, 2017 recipient of the Black Music Honors Crossover Music Icon Award and nominations from the American Music Awards, MTV Awards, NAACP Awards and Soul Train Awards.
The cultural music iconic singer in Pop/Soul/R&B continues to amass chart-toppers!
Kimberly B.Brown is the daughter of activist , actor, and former Pro Football 's Hall of Fame superstar , Jim Brown, who was a Running Back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League from 1957 through 1965. Kimberly is a graduate of Baylor University with two Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration; Marketing and Management. Kimberly has worked for several Fortune 500 companies and has over 17 years of corporate sales experience. In 2020, Kimberly made her acting debut as Geraldine Liston in the movie, One Night in Miami, directed by Regina King. She'll be starring in another feature film this fall, 2021. On the television side, Kimberly's executive producing and starring in her docu-series with Robyn Charles; the daughter of Ray Charles, and Natasha Moyes, the daughter of Jerry Moyes to make up the social impact group Daughters of Legends. Kimberly served as a Defensive End on the world-famous Legends Football League’s team the Atlanta Steam where the league offers a chance for women who love the sport to play at a higher level. The Legends Football League (LFL) is a women's 7-on-7 tackle American football league, with games played in the Spring and Summer at NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLS stadiums. She is currently playing football for Code Red, a flag football team located in Atlanta, Georgia as a Running Back. On March 29, 2019, Democratic Georgia state senator Donzella James sponsored the resolution to honor Kimberly Brown for her work with the Atlanta Steam Football Team. In 2015, Kimberly initiated an international matchmaking social event for singles called Blulign where she celebrated much success in connecting singles together as couples.
In 2018, Kimberly was featured in four music videos three of which were directed by actress Meagan Good for artist Ricky Bell from New Edition. She was featured in the Creature music video by the band Bones UK directed by Gille Klay. In 2019, Kimberly was featured in rapper YoYo’s music video Out of Control. Kimberly graced the June 2019 cover of EM-Spire magazine. She has appeared on sports radio, talk shows, and podcasts. Kimberly was a media correspondent for A-Spire Magazine, a brand ambassador for Zuhura Beauty, and a model for the brand Swank Store Resort Wear, located in Australia. In February 2022, Kimberly will launch her 100 percent CBD beauty line, DOL Up. She has business plans to begin a foundation called Mothers En Route which is designed to assist single mothers financially in receiving a higher education or to start a business.
Actor, Pop and R&B sensation Anthony Lewis gives an epic performance in Howard High film airing on Tubi. The multi-talented singer-songwriter-dancer is full of sheer talent!
Born in Los Angeles to parents who passed down their singing and acting talents to him, Anthony is probably one of the most focused young men in tinsel-town. His ‘work ethic’ is one that is driven and more driven. At any given day, which is daily for him, you can find him honing his 'acting chops' or in the studio working on new music.
Active as an entertainer, since he was a toddler, the clean-cut Lewis developed his voice in the church. As a teenager, he built a following on YouTube through uploaded covers of contemporary pop hits such as Bruno Mars’ Grenade and Frank Ocean’s Thinkin Bout You.
His debut single, a blend of 2 Chainz’ 2012 hit I’m Different and Soul for Real’s 1995 R&B classic Candy Rain — with a guest appearance from rapper Billy Bang released in 2014 caught the attention of music lovers everywhere. His video, It’s Not My Fault featuring the King of South himself, rapper T.I. garnered nearly 2 million views.
Anthony went on to join and star in Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play Tour.
Fast forward to 2022, his latest starring role as "Devin" in the hit film Howard High, which premiered on Tubi, February 4 for Black History Month delivered strong ratings. Howard High follows a high schoo musical group that must compete against a rival school in order to save their arts program, while also battling issues from the inside. Based on the 2020 hit TV mini-series, now available on Tubi, FOX Entertainment’s free streaming service.
In addition to Lewis', director Christopher B. Stokes, the film from Footage Films also features an ensemble cast that also includes Chrissy Stokes (“Southland”), Earanequa Carter, Veronika Bozeman (“Karen”), Jarell Houston (“You Got Served”), Christian Gonzalez and Kida Burns (“Battlefield America”), as well as Keith Sweat, Marques Houston, Ross Fleming, Hannah Malone, Deonte Jackson, Rayan Lopez, Diany Arias, Asha Franklin and Lindsay Diann.
The Howard High original soundtrack featuring Anthony Lewis and the other cast members released on February 4 is now available on all digital platforms.
Lewis is receiving 'rave reviews' for his performance in Howard High. The entertaining and fun-loving film that sheds light on the challenges students and school arts programs face in underfunded neighborhoods is resonating with viewers.
Taking the DJ Booth by Storm: An Exclusive with World-Renowned DJ Kim Lee
First tickling the ivories at only eight years old, Kim Lee turned her passion for music into a legendary career as a DJ. She got her start in the United States and spent years rubbing elbows with icons like Skrillex, The Black Eyed Peas, and Diplo before she garnered worldwide fame after the Asian press discovered her talent. Now touring the world and showcasing her talents, Kim carved out time in her busy schedule for this She Exist exclusive that you won’t want to miss! Who is Kim Lee? I am a DJ, pianist, and the host of MTV Asia.
What inspired you to become a DJ?
Growing up, I always had a passion for music and started playing the keys at 8 years old. Long story short, The Black Eyed Peas encouraged me to DJ. I attended Scratch Academy in Los Angeles and, the next thing you know, the Asian press said I was the biggest DJ in the United States. I received so many bookings overnight. I traveled to Asia, did my thing, and discovered it’s a great market. Word got around and, now, here I am touring the world.
What is the art of music?
Music is an art because it is the manifestation of an individual’s emotions, expressions, and creativity.
Talk more about your experience working with other DJs in the industry.
The DJ scene is very small, so the dope thing is that everyone is extremely supportive of one another, especially on the Electronic Dance Scene. I’ve been friends with Skrillex, Diplo, Martin Garrix, and so many others for years. It’s great to have friends in the industry who call and check in to see if you’re doing well. Skrillex is a great friend of mine who’s truly been there for me.
How do you use your expertise to influence others in the music industry?
I use my platform to motivate and inspire others. I receive messages from fans every day. I’ve come a long way and I’m at a stage in my career now where if I can help someone in any way, I will.
The story of Jerome Dorn speaks to what it means to be human and to live fully. As tempting as it is to try and fit a person’s life into a neatly shaped box, his memoir reveals why even a well-defined narrative of a person is still incomplete. No one is just one thing. Our lives are complex and who we are us continually evolving. His memoir chronicles the circuitous path of a young man from the streets of North Philadelphia, through the jungle of Vietnam, to the briefing room of the Obama White House and beyond. His fascinating journey proving that no one never knows where life will take you.
This story of Jerome Dorn’s life is a tale worth sharing for many reasons. Jerome is an interesting man who has lived an uncommon life. He learned many lessons, some the hard way, but he has come through it all, humbled by the opportunities he has been given and intentional in his attempt to pay it forward. But the most important reason he chose to share the intimate details of his life was the potential it has for his children, grandchildren, and future generations to know him and to understand where they came from before them. The more we learn about our past, the more rooted and clear we can become about who we are and the life we are meant to live. It is a sincere hope that this memoir will inspire the sharing and documenting of family stories and ancestral history for the benefit this brings for everyone who is touched in the process.
Diving into Hollywood with Brand Strategist Elvira Guzman. Getting her start in Hollywood at the age of 18 with comedian Steve Harvey and then launching her publicity firm shortly after graduating from college, Elvira Guzman has built her reputation as a brand strategist who’s worked with some of Hollywood’s hottest actors and biggest companies. Today, her reputation as a branding expert as well as her talents as a television host, best-selling author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and mentor long precedes her. Luckily for us, Elvira carved out time in her schedule to sit down for this Sheen Magazine exclusive to discuss her career and her truth to success.
Who is Elvira Guzman?
I am a 37-year-old Latina originally from Covina, California. Professionally, I am an entrepreneur, television host, best-selling author, and brand strategist serving many celebrities and companies around the country. I am also a philanthropist, mentor, and guest-lecturer to students at the University of Southern California and the University of California-Los Angeles.
Tell us more about your career.
I started working in Hollywood at the age of 18 for comedian and television host Steve Harvey. During this time, I also attended USC and earned my degrees in politics and law. I started my publicity and branding company one year after graduation and immediately became the fastest growing publicity company in Hollywood. I’ve had the opportunity to work with celebrities like Halle Berry, Forest Whitaker, Musiq Soulchild, Mike Epps, Terrence J, and George Wallace as well as companies like CodeBlack films and 93.5 KDAY.
What is the art of and the secret to hosting a great talk show? A great talk show host listens more than they speak. We are there to get the best out of our guests and, to do that, we must ask the proper questions. While our guests are talking, we must listen instead of thinking ahead to the next question we want to ask. To be a great talk show host, we must be present and in the moment.
What is your truth to success?
True success is pursuing your purpose with everything you have. Whether God put you on this earth to be a teacher or to discover a cure for cancer (or both), you will find success if you put your heart and soul into it. What advice would you give new entrepreneurs who would like to mirror your success? First, work under someone who has connections in Hollywood so that once you start your company, you’ll have all the contacts you need to be successful. Second, shadow someone who is in the career field so that you can learn firsthand from their successes and mistakes.