Nzinga Blake has been a jetsetter from birth with a love for the arts, fashion and humanitarian efforts, working with communities in Los Angeles, Kenya, the Federal Republic of Sierra Leone and Nigeria.  As the daughter of a Sierra Leonean former UN official, cabinet minister, and international scholar, she spent a majority of her childhood in Tokyo Japan and Nairobi, Kenya, and the United States.  Nzinga attended the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where she graduated with highest honors from the prestigious school of Film, Television and Digital Media.  After graduating, Nzinga became one of the first live humans to be seen on Cartoon Network, where she cohosted the popular show “Fridays.”  During this time she also landed recurring roles on Showtime’s “Barbershop,” with an appearance on the ABC primetime drama “What About Brian.”  She would go onto becoming a host, writer, producer and voice over talent on Al Gore’s former Emmy award winning network Current TV.  She has also worked as an entertainment correspondent for BET, TV Guide and the Australian primetime talk show “The 7pm Project,” on Network 10.  In 2012 Nzinga hosted a show entitled “Culture Click” on ABC, which won the 2012 Telly Award for Outstanding Cultural Television Program.  In addition to producing, writing, acting, and TV hosting, Nzinga also consults for the new entertainment company, Freely in Los Angles, California.  Her responsibilities include developing Films and TV shows for the faith based market, in addition to creating and spearheading the social action arm of the company entitled “Freely Act.” 

 

Her education, creative skill set and 10+ years experience in the entertainment industry makes her an invaluable asset and resource to the End Ebola Now Campaign.  She continues to work on ways to promote youth empowerment in Africa and other developing nations through fashion, entertainment, and the arts through various projects.  She is currently represented by Tyler Kroos at ICM Partners in Los Angeles, CA.

 

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