The Arts

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14 Feb: Actress Shaunette Renée Wilson Brings More Guyanese Girl Magic to Black Panther Movie!

On the eve of the release of Marvel’s Studios Black Panther, Guyanese across the globe are beaming with pride as actress Letitia Wright gets ready to light up the big screen in her starring role as Shuri. Well little did we know that there’s another Guyanese girl, with a not so prominent role in the movie, but who also deserves to be celebrated. Meet actress Shaunette Renée Wilson who plays a member of Dora Milaje, a Wakanda’s elite special forces unit,…

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31 Jan: Guyanese Actress, Letitia Wright plays “Fierce” Princess Shuri in Upcoming Black Panther Movie

The much anticipated Marvel Studios’ Black Panther movie is just 2 weeks away from hitting theatres on February 16th, and we’re so proud see one of our very own light up the big screen.  Last night stars turned out for the Black Panther world premiere at L.A.’s Dolby Theatre and Letitia Wright was a red carpet favorite. The 24 year old actress, who was born in Guyana and raised in London,  plays the role of Shuri the technologically proficient…

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27 Sep: She Rocks! Meet Ingrid Pollard – Photographer, Media Artist & Researcher

Ingrid Pollard is an artist and photographer who uses portraiture and traditional landscape imagery to explore social constructs such as Britishness and racial difference. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1953 and moved to England when she was four years old. Ingrid became interested in photography when she took her father’s box camera on a camping trip. Some of her first photographs were of the sewage works and wood yards along the Lee Valley…

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01 Sep: She Rocks! Meet Roshell “Petra” Hooper – Singer/Songwriter/ Island Poptress

Ready to take the world by storm, the sultry songstress known to audiences as “Petra” crosses effortlessly into the realms of Caribbean music infused with pop, jazz and R&B melodies that places her in the evolving category called “Island Pop.” Born Roshell Petra Hooper, the singer/songwriter who hails from Guyana, South America was raised in Trinidad and Tobago in a family of professional musicians; her mother was a talented singer and her father is the…

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07 Apr: She Rocks! Meet Nadia Thomas Winter – Visual Arts Educator & Talented Fashion Designer

Nadia Thomas Winter has spent most of her adult life focusing on the Arts, Fashion, and Education. As a child, she was influenced by her uncle, who is a self-taught artist. Her mother was born and raised alongside the banks of the Berbice River (Haraculi). The fact that she came from a generation of self-taught seamstresses was a major influence in her becoming a designer. Nadia spent her early days at her grandmother’s house (Haraculi…

Actress Letitia Wright

20 Feb: Guyanese Actress, Letitia Wright, lands role in “Black Panther” Superhero Film

Twenty-two year old Letitia Wright was born in Guyana and moved to Britain aged six.  The rising star got her start on TV in the British series “Doctor Who,” “Cucumber,” and “Chasing Shadows.” She recently landed a key role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming big-budget tentpole “Ready Player One,” beating out dozens of young actresses to costar opposite Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke. Letitia also plays the role of  Irene “Rene” Watson, on season 2 of the…

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08 Dec: She Rocks! Meet Okema Moore, Actress, Singer, Producer & Founder of Moore than Enuff, LLC

Okema Moore has conquered many of the things she set out to do in life.  Beginning in entertainment on the famous children’s show, Sesame Street, Okema knew at an early age that she wanted to sing and act. Over the years she has opened for classic artists including Joe and SWV, sang backgrounds for Musiq Soul Child, and has been mentored by the likes of a vocal coach to the stars Ankh Rah and Grammy-winning writer/producer Carvin Haggins. Okema…

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21 Oct: She Rocks! Meet Maritza Lord, Multitalented Singer, Songwriter & Producer

Maritza Lord is a NYC-based Artist and Musician, born and raised in Georgetown, Guyana. She became a professional musician after moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. Marita grew up in a household filled with music. Her father sang and played guitar and her mother encouraged a career in music early on and began her education of classical piano and voice and performing publicly at a young age.   “As a kid, I loved to sing, play the…

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17 Oct: She Rocks! Meet Denise Henley, Award Winning Portrait Artist

Born in Guyana, South America, Denise Henley first realized her artistic passion at the tender age of eight. She spent much of her young life immersed in drawing. As an adolescent, she moved to the United States to study art and after obtaining  a B.A in Visual Arts, went on to pursue a career as an artist. While she works in several mediums and subject-matters, Denise passion lies in capturing the beauty of the human figure….

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22 Sep: She Rocks! Kylie Bunbury, Daughter of Legendary Guyanese Soccer Player, Alex Bunbury, lands FOX’s Primetime Leading Role

Tonight at 9:00 PM EST, FOX will premiere it’s new prime time series, PITCH, starring Actress Kylie Bunbury, who is the daughter of Guyanese-born retired Professional Soccer Player and International Football Ambassador for Guyana, Alex Bunbury. Pitch is the story of baseball pitcher Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury) who immediately rises to fame when she is called up by the San Diego Padres and becomes the first woman in Major League Baseball. She immediately sets in…