Panelists

Husband, Father, Singer, Actor and Philanthropist, Q Parker has garnered many accolades since entering the music industry in 1996 including a Grammy award, an MTV Video Music Award, two multi-platinum albums, one platinum album and two gold albums. A winner of 6 ASCAP awards, Q is an accomplished songwriter that has worked with a variety […]

Samantha Selolwane is the Head of Promotion/Hip Hop, R&B and Mixshow, RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. In her current position, Samantha is responsible for developing strong radio campaigns that launch the official radio singles to Urban Radio. Her focus is maximizing radio airplay on both Urban Mainstream & Adult Contemporary radio stations […]

TV & Radio host, comedian, actor, producer, rapper, writer, director, DJ, philanthropist, children’s book author, and activist, Nick Cannon has entertained audiences for over 20 years.

The media diva is a humble recipient of MSBC’s 2016 Rising Radio Star Award as well as an honoree of Diddy’s DeLeon 100 Trailblazer Award 2017, featured in Billboard Magazine. The list of trailblazers from all across the country are prime examples of millennials alike who are disrupting the status quo; empowering others to act boldly, shape the future and give back to their community.

Although some have compared his smooth vocals to the likes of music legends such as D’Angelo and Donny Hathaway, all while having the swag of a modern-day Marvin Gaye, Raheem DeVaughn has carved out his own place amongst R&B royalty as the “Love King” of the Neo-Soul universe. Raheem’s impressive career has been a living […]

  Because he wears so many hats, there are plenty of words that can be used to describe music industry executive and television producer, Phil Thornton. Ingenious. Brilliant. Ambitious.  But there is one word in particular that also comes to mind: fearless. And that’s because Thornton has proven time and time again that he has […]

Jojo Pada is the Founder and President of Ignition PR, a premier Gospel/ faith-based PR, and Marketing company. Pada is an industry veteran with over 25 years of entertainment PR experience. Pada spent 13 years learning, dominating, and crafting press campaigns in the Gospel industry as the former VP of Publicity at Light Records and […]

Founder, The Ayars Agency Boasting an influential decade-long career rooted in brand and entertainment marketing, Ashaunna Ayars is the branding mastermind behind campaigns for some of the world’s top music stars and brands. From historic icons to modern-day chart-toppers, Ayars has leveraged her experience as senior vice president of marketing of Island Def Jam Music […]

  There is one undeniable fact about Johnny Gill’s Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum career. The singer/songwriter/producer sure knows how to rub music fans the right way. Gill further fortifies that inimitable legacy with his latest release, Game Changer II (J Skillz Records/Kalvary). Like its predecessor, 2014’s Game Changer, Gill’s eighth solo studio album arrives packed with an […]

There are some consistencies in the life of Neily Dickerson and some of those are her dedication to accomplishing, risk-taking prowess, creativity, and ability to build and lead a strong and unified team. Dickerson has a knack for getting artists and projects prominent exposure and she’s tenacious in her work.  A connector who knows how […]

Azim Rashid  A seasoned entertainment executive and strategist at global brands Motown, Universal, Atlantic, Capitol, RocNation and Columbia records Azim has worked with cultural icons and industry leaders for over two decades. Azim’s beginnings as a Rap artist with the Dallas based group NEMESIS led him into commercial radio, music retail and lifestyle promotion before […]

Tastemaker. Club King. Party Rocker. Influencer. Master of Mixes. Before he was any of these things, DJ J-QUE was destined to be an entertainer. Starting from humble beginnings as a college DJ in his hometown of Bryan/College Station, TX, DJ J-QUE now holds rank as Air Personality, Mixer, and Assistant Program Director (APD) at Houston’s […]