Be Aggressively Genuine (with KevOnStage) – Episode 13 of Rants & Randomness

My peoples! Welcome to another episode of Rants and Randomness!

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On this episode, I’m feeling good about the fact that LuvvNation keeps showing all the love, ranting about why we all need to become friends with BCC, and spotlighting the DF Nigerian food truck because Jollof is a core value of mine. And my guest is the hilarious KevOnStage.

Feel Good

I’m feeling good about my experience as a guest on Amanda Seales’s podcast and then her live trivia show, Smart, Funny & Black came to Chicago and I was one of the blacksperts. It was amazing. The show was such a good time. Chicago showed up and showed out and I was going to against Rashida AKA Sheeds and she ended up winning the Master Blackspert for the night. We had such a good time.

My Rant

For this week’s rant, I’m saying we all need to use BCC because reply all is the devil. In business and whenever we’re reaching out to a number of different people in one email, a lot of people have the habit of just sending everybody one email that everybody can then see who got the message, everybody can reply. Here’s the thing. I need people to stop that. It is maddening. It is maddening to actually do that because when you send an email to people who may or may not know each other, you’re giving them access to each other and they might not want that access. I don’t need to know all 35 people coming to the party. I just need to get the email that says where I need to be, what bottle I need to bring, that’s it. It is not required for me to reply all.

My Randomness

This week, I’m spotlighting the DF Nigerian food truck. As you all know, I am a proud Nigi girl. I love everything Nigeria. I mean, not everything but I wear my culture on my sleeve. I eat mostly Nigerian food still, which is why this is important. Jollof rice is one of my favorite foods ever. So last year I think, I found out about this food truck, and I decided to go and order some Jollof rice, which is the staple. But I also ordered Egusi, I ordered Moi Moi, I ordered Puff Puff. And everything I ordered was delicious. I even took some home to my mom and she loved it. For a Nigerian mom to give her approval on some other Nigerian food, that is major. This food truck is called Divine. The DF Nigerian food truck. And every time I’m in New York, I have to go.

My Guest: KevOnStage

This week, my guest is KevOnStage. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably caught some of Kev’s viral videos on the interwebs, such as the sexy praise dancing. He is hilarious and is such a joy.

Kevin is an entertainer, he’s an actor, comedian, playwright, director, filmmaker and content creator. He does it all.

Kev is from El Paso, Texas. He was born in his grandmother’s bed, (true story!) and we get to that in the episode. His comedic genius was derived from growing up in the Fredricks household, where you had to be funny to stay in the living room with the grown folks. His infectious personality was honed by traveling the US in a military family, learning to make friends quickly. You’ll love hearing the behind the scenes of how he became who he is.

In this episode, we are talking about following your dream, using whatever platform you have available to you to make your dreams come true, and keeping your sense of humor through it all.

You can follow KevOnStage on Instagram at @kevonstage. As always, much love to the Chicago Recording Company, where I record each episode!

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