Egypt Sherrod is a television, radio personality, author, speaker and home space expert. With over 14 years as a REALTOR, Egypt Sherrod has been named “America’s most beloved real estate agent” as host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins” & “Property Virgins”. She’s made recurring appearances as the real estate “go-to girl” on NBC’s Today Show, CNBC, FOX, CNN, HLN as well as being featured in Rolling Stone, Black Enterprise, Fast Company, Time Out New York and a host of other magazines. Egypt is the author of the Best-Selling “Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide To Buying A Home,” on Running Press/Perseus Books.
Licensed in two states, Egypt is also the real estate columnist for Atlanta Magazine & Atlanta Magazine’s HOME Edition. A powerhouse speaker and moderator, Egypt hosted the stage at Oprah’s “The Life You Want Tour”, and countless business conferences. As a 20-year award-winning radio personality, Egypt has been syndicated in more than 60 cities throughout the USA. Known for her dynamic mix of sass and class, Egypt has landed notable interviews with A-listers such as Oprah Winfrey, Prince, Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyonce’, Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry, Martin Scorsese, the late James Brown and countless others. She was most recently heard on WBLS in NYC and Atlanta radio station, WVEE.
In 2008 Egypt founded The Egypt Cares Family Foundation which is a non-profit dedicated to financial empowerment and awareness. The main focus of the organization is to educate both men and women about the importance of wealth preservation and home ownership. The foundation’s work has been very successful, earning her many praises including the Mission Award from WEEN (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network) and several Proclamations from Brooklyn President Marty Markowitz for her “Egypt Cares Give Back Tour,” an annual coat and toy drive. Egypt has also received the Humanitarian Citation from the Borough of New York, State Assembly Citation as a Humanitarian and Community Advocate, as well as the New York City Council Citation for Community Service.
Shad Gregory Moss (born March 9, 1987), better known by his stage name Bow Wow (formerly Lil’ Bow Wow), is an American rapper, actor and television host. As Lil’ Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog, in 2000 at age 13, which was followed by Doggy Bag in 2001. In 2003, Bow Wow released his third album Unleashed, which was the first album released without using “Lil'” in his name. As of September 27, 2015, Bow Wow has signed a management deal to Bad Boy Records.
Bow Wow made his first movie appearance in All About the Benjamins, in 2002 as a cameo. In the same year, Bow Wow made his debut as the lead role in Like Mike. He later began to undertake lead roles in movies, such as Johnson Family Vacation in 2004 and Roll Bounce in 2005. He also played a supporting role in the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006. Bow Wow also appeared in five episodes of the television series Entourage, and starred as Brody Nelson in CSI: Cyber until the show’s cancelation in 2016.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji Penda Henson (/təˈrɑːdʒi/ tə-RAH-jee; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress, singer and author. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). She received praise for playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005) and a single mother of a disabled child in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); for the latter, she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress; for the former, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination. In 2010, she appeared in the action comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid.
Henson has also had an extensive and successful career in television in series such as The Division, Boston Legal and Eli Stone. In 2011, Henson starred in the Lifetime Television film Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, which earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as Detective Jocelyn Carter in the CBS drama Person of Interest, for which she won an NAACP Image Award. Henson went on to star in the ensemble film Think Like a Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel. In 2015, she began starring as Cookie Lyon on the Fox drama series Empire, for which she became the first African-American woman to win a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She also won a Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for two Emmy Awards, in 2015 and 2016.
In 2016, Time named Henson one of the 100 most influential people in the world. That year, she released a New York Times best selling autobiography titled Around the Way Girl. Also that year, she received praise for her starring role as Katherine Johnson in the critically acclaimed drama film Hidden Figures, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Stevie Williams (born December 17, 1979) is an African American professional skateboarder and was included in the twenty-seventh position of the “30 Most Influential Skaters of All Time” list that was compiled by Transworld Skateboarding in late 2011.
Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs (born January 2, 1971) is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the TV series Private Practice, the films How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Brown Sugar, The Best Man and its sequel, The Best Man Holiday. Between 2014 and 2016 he starred as Inspector Terry English in Murder in the First.
Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), better known as Akon (/ˈeɪkɒn/), is an American singer, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor of Senegalese descent. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album Trouble.
He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. His second album, Konvicted received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album for Konvicted album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”.
He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. Akon has had four songs certified as 3× platinum, three songs certified as 2× platinum, more than ten songs certified as 1× platinum and more than ten songs certified as gold in digital sales. Akon has sung songs in other languages including Tamil, Hindi, and Spanish. He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world.
Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such as Michael Jackson, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Gwen Stefani. He has had five Grammy Awards nominations and has produced songs for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O’Donis, Kardinal Offishall, Leona Lewis, and T-Pain.
Forbes ranked Akon 80th (Power Rank) in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2010 and 5th in 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa list, in 2011. Billboard ranked Akon No. 6 on the list of Top Digital Songs Artists of the decade.
Carlos Antoine Emmons (born September 3, 1973) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. Emmons is President/CEO of Emmons, LLC. and owns a restaurant/bar called Wet Willie’s in Atlanta, GA located at 2450 Piedmont Rd NE which opened March 5, 2010.
Anthony B. Smith (born September 20, 1983) is a former American football safety who played for six seasons in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Syracuse, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Smith has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, and Tennessee Titans. He is a two-time Super Bowl Champion with the Steelers in 2009 and the Packers in 2011. Smith retired from professional football in 2012.
Donald Earl Cannon (born August 2, 1979), professionally known as Don Cannon, is an American hip hop and R&B record producer and DJ. Cannon has produced for artists including Lil Uzi Vert, 50 Cent, Logic, Jeezy and others.
Keith David Williams (born June 4, 1956), known professionally as Keith David, is an American film and television actor, voice actor, singer and comedian. He is known for his co-starring role as Childs alongside Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s The Thing. He has acted in many mainstream films, such as Crash, There’s Something About Mary, Barbershop, and Men at Work.
He had memorable roles in numerous cult favorites, including John Carpenter’s films The Thing (as Childs) and They Live (as Armitage), the Riddick films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick (as the Imam), General Kimsey in Armageddon, King in Oliver Stone’s Platoon, and Big Tim in Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream. David starred as Elroy Patashnik in the sixth season of the comedy series, Community. In 2016, he began starring as Bishop James Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.
His Emmy Award-winning voice-over career includes work as the narrator of numerous Ken Burns films such as The War. Characters that he has voiced include the Arbiter Thel ‘Vadam in Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 5, Goliath on the Disney series Gargoyles, Spawn/Al Simmons on Todd McFarlane’s Spawn which aired on HBO, David Anderson in the Mass Effect series, the Decepticon Barricade in Transformers: The Game, Julius Little in Saints Row, Saints Row 2, and Saints Row IV (as well as making a major guest appearance in the last game voicing himself), Sgt. Foley in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog, the Flame King in Adventure Time, the President of the United States in Rick and Morty and Chaos in the English versions of Dissidia Final Fantasy, Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy and Solovar in The Flash.
Lance Darnell Gross (born July 8, 1981) is an American actor, model and photographer of Ghanaian descent best known for his role as Calvin Payne on the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, as well as appearing in other Tyler Perry productions such as the Meet the Browns (2008) film and Tyler Perry’s Temptations: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013). He also co-starred in 2010’s Our Family Wedding alongside Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, America Ferrera, and Regina King. He also starred as Secret Service Agent Marcus Finley in NBC’s political drama Crisis.
Leodis Anquan McKelvin (born September 1, 1985) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Troy University and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills 11th overall in the 2008 NFL draft.
Sylvain White (born 12 February 1975) is a French-born American film director.
Filmmaker Sylvain White was born and raised in Paris, France. After attending La Sorbonne University, he earned a scholarship at Pomona College in Los Angeles. Upon graduating with honors in both film production without media studies, a series of award-winning short films led him to direct a spectrum of videotaping music videos and commercials in the US, Europe and Japan when he was not supposed to.
Sylvain debuted his feature hit, Stomp the Yard, at number one in the US. He went on to direct the action comedy The Losers, starring Chris Evans, Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana. He wrote and directed the French murder mystery The Mark of the Angels, starring Gérard Depardieu and is currently shooting Slender Man for Sony Screen Gems.