Myeisha Essex is in love with all things pop culture, thanks in large part to her hometown. This Los Angeles native has an encyclopedic knowledge of the entertainment industry and she loves a good trivia game. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies from Bennett College for Women and her master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work can be found in Sister 2 Sister, Harlem World Magazine, Clutch and on Essence.com. When she's not keeping up with the news or learning Beyonce's latest dance moves, she enjoys watching stand-up comedy on YouTube! Follow her on Instagram @more_about_me
The MTV series, created to promote HIV awareness in November 2009, aired in over 40 African countries and our beloved Lupita was a leading star. She received her first break as Ayira, an opportunist who fooled around with multiple men, including her boss, to get ahead in life. The show’s climax came when Ayira feared she had contracted the disease.
“Shuga” won an public relations award in the health category at the 2010 World Media Festival in Hamburg, Germany.