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NEKIA NICHELLE is a  entertainment/lifestyle reporter + expert, TV host, and pop culture commentator --- who serves up a vivacious personality packed with humor, integrity & savviness which has been featured on TV ONE, TMZ, and ABC/FOX/NBC/CBS affiliates. The Chicago native's self-run YouTube channel (NekiaNichelle) that highlights everything entertainment & lifestyle boasts 3MIL+ views, and counting.

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" changing the world with kindness, laughter… and a little bit of sass"

My resume will tell you that I’m an entertainment/lifestyle reporter + expert, TV host, and pop culture commentator. My friends? Well, they’ll tell you that I’m a certifiably silly go-getter. I’m known for my infectious personality and my contagious laugh-- symbolically speaking, of course!

While some kids let the “you can be anything you want to be” go in one ear and out the other, I took it to heart and I ran with it. Journalism became my passion-- and I didn’t just want to make a splash-- I set my sights on cannonballing into the industry, getting the first scoop, sharing never-before-told stories, and changing the world with kindness, laughter… and a little bit of sass.

When I hit a roadblock, did I give up? No way! I poured some concrete and built my own dang highway! And you know what? That roadblock I’d hit before-- gone! From professional ladder climber to executive producer & co-host of a local entertainment show, radio host, morning news anchor, and on-air traffic reporter (yep-- The Loop is STILL under construction), I thought I’d made it. I’ve chatted with Queen Latifah, had an emotional interview with BJ the Chicago Kid, and Jesse Spencer told me he likes my swagger (be sure to say that one in an Australian accent)! But something was missing, and that something was YOU!

So I took out that tool belt again and I’m building a new road-- one where manifestation leads to spiritual enlightenment, social media is about community over competition, and the clock doesn’t hold me hostage from 9-5. (Now, my clock measures the cooking time of my stir fry-- or, let’s be honest-- the UberEats driver’s progress.) There are only two rules on this new path:

Rule #1 Do what makes you happy.
Rule #2: Empower others to do the same.

On this road, there’s room for everyone, and I’m inviting you on the road trip of a lifetime. Together, we’ll navigate the ups, downs, joys and the “Is this really my life?!” moments.

I’m pursuing my passion and creating my own happiness. For me, that looks like a career as a freelance entertainment and lifestyle media personality. These days, I’m just as comfortable sitting at home, perusing the top beauty trends to share with you as I am chatting with celebrities on red carpets. (Ok, maybe confident is a better word...those high heels on the red carpets are anything but comfortable!)

Some say I’m crazy for choosing digital divahood (heavy on the digital content, light on the diva) over traditional media… and they may be right! But nothing lights me up like taking risks for a life filled with passion. And my biggest passion? Empowering YOU to discover what makes your heart sing, your soul soar, and your toes do that little tippy tap of excitement because you’ve found your thing.

Friend, you are welcome here. And not in the “ask to grab a glass of water” kind of way. You know where the glasses are (and you know we’re drinking wine, not water), so pour yourself a glass, and pour me one, too! I hope you’ve got a while because we have a LOT to catch up on! I’ll be sharing my journey (the good, the bad, and the ugly), tips for pursuing your passion, and all the entertainment/ lifestyle content you've known (and loved) me for in the past.

So from me (behind the laptop and in front of the camera) here in Chicago, to you wonderful humans, wherever you are in the world, I am beyond excited to cook together, laugh together, and learn together. Inspiration and empowerment begin right now. Let’s get this adventure started!

xx, Nekia

LOVE WHAT YOU DO, DO WHAT YOU LOVE

ON A TV SET

ON A RED CARPET 

SCRAPBOOK

STRAIGHT FROM MY

WHAT'S HIS MF'N NAME??

NE-YO & HIS BEAUTIFUL VOICE

Halle Berry is the ultimate class act --

Snoop Doggy... Doggg -- I can't help but sing that song when I see him. Snoop is a low-key comedian. I could have talked to him all day.

What a guy! While on the set of "The Voice", he actually helped me surprise my friend with a video message of him singing "Happy Birthday!"

Do you know that Halle spoke to EVERYONE working the red carpet that day? I love how she supports black media outlets.

ASHLEY = MODEL BEHAVIOR

She was so fun to interview! She shared some tips + tricks on how to pose for the camera...and we sang the theme song of Sister, Sister together.

NEED I SAY MORE?!

She birthed Queen B, she is beautiful, savvy, and loves corny jokes! We adore her!

BRANDY IS THE ONLY CINDERELLA I KNOW!

She is such a beautiful person inside & out. Let me tell you how awesome she is! She did our interview make-up free, no-filter because she didn't want to keep me waiting. Her heart <3

Snoop Dogg!

Oh,Ne-Yo!

xo,Halle

Bey's Mom

<3 Ashley!

Brandy!

Self-care Routine
& Relaxing

6. My Ideal Sunday morning

Over 10 years

5. How long you've been working in media 

Applesauce Bread

4. Weird food combo

Asian- Esp. Sushi

3. Favorite Cuisine

Wine Me Down!

2. Cocktail Order

2007!

1. When did you start working in media?

Next Set >

Chinese or Japanese 

12. Your Go-To Takeout

Oprah

11. Role Model

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

10. Favorite Dessert

Bahamas

9. Favorite Vacation ever 

Show Gratitude

8. Life Motto

Vaseline cures all

7. Beauty Obsession

< Go Back

Now here's a quiz I can't fail! Wine, Sushi and Self-care these are a few of my favorite things. 

The Quiz

3.22M

AMOUNT OF YOUTUBE VIEWS 

07

GREEN BABIES 

13K+

PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM   

02

HOW MANY PINTS OF ICE CREAM CURRENTLY IN MY FREEZER  

10+

years i'VE WORKED IN MEDIA

Numbers

its a 

Did I give up on that dream? No way! I ask questions for a living. Some questions are lighthearted (like that time I asked Amy Schumer whether she had any alcohol at the beginning of our interview). But I needed to turn my hard-hitting questions inward. I asked myself why I was feeling discouraged. Was it because of societal pressures that made me feel like I hadn’t “made it” by a certain age? And of course, the constant refrain in my head kept asking “WHEN WILL I MAKE IT NATIONALLY?” 

I found my answer after listening to Louise Hay’s Experience Your Good Now. It wasn’t my circumstances that needed to change. It was my way of thinking. 

Instead of looking for a seat at the table, I needed to create my own damn dining set

This New Positive Mindset/Live Your Best Life road has been a game-changer for me through all the ups, downs, and detours on my path. But I’m not walking it alone! I work with some of the coolest people in Hollywood (& beyond) – so I’ve connected with industry pals + experts and trusted friends, who give life-changing advice and lots of laughs. We don’t want to do it without you, though!

So, I would love it if YOU would accept this official invitation to be my partner-in-crime on your personal quest for mega self-care, spiritual enlightment and living our your wildest dreams!

After spending more than a decade working the nonstop grind of early mornings, late nights, (all with a constant smile on my face) to fulfill a goal of becoming a national TV host, I was tired AF. My requests for a seat at the table were met with resounding "NOs!" 

Let's make it happen!

STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM NOW I'M HERE...

Game 

ARE YOU READY TO PURSUE YOUR PASSION?!

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ARE YOU READY TO QUIT YOUR 9-5 AND PURSUE 
YOUR PASSION? FIND OUT NOW!

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Instagram is kind of my thing.

@nekianichelle