The Girls Have Something to Say podcast contributor, Nzinga Blake is an award-winning television personality, filmmaker, and humanitarian who has been in several productions that have aired on notable networks including ABC, CW, Cartoon Network, Current TV, Showtime, BET, CBS Affiliate Network 10 in Australia and TV Guide. She is a cum laude graduate from UCLA’s prestigious school of Film, Television and Digital Media. In 2012 Nzinga hosted a show entitled “Culture Click” on ABC, which won the 2012 Telly Award for Outstanding Cultural Television Program.
Her passion for social action, human rights, poverty alleviation and development has developed over the years, which inspired her to write, direct and produce a PSA entitled “End Ebola Now,” which is a campaign she founded. The PSA was distributed virally and now airs on a new satellite television channel in West Africa. Nzinga and the End Ebola Now team also launched the viral campaign #ShakeEbolaOff, which received recognition and featured in Forbes Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, The Telegraph, RYOT, Vanichi, Voice of America and many more domestic and international news outlets, with at least 1.5 billion media impressions worldwide. Additionally, Nzinga was the co-director and producer for the United Nations International Labour Organization World AIDS Day PSA, featuring four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Louganis. She also supports other charitable organizations such as Stand Up to Cancer, AIDS Walk LA, The A21 Campaign, and The Fred Jordan Mission and donates to various Women and Children shelters in Los Angeles.
Nzinga’s brand is all about inspiring social action through the arts. She is currently a creative consultant and content producer for Freely LLC, where she produces and directs inspirational segments with celebrities, such as Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child. She is also in development on several scripted and non scripted projects in addition to working on ways to promote youth empowerment in Africa and other developing nations through entertainment, fashion and the arts.