We had the good fortune of connecting with Kenya Cabine and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kenya, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
My favorite quote is from The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr: God, gave me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. I ran across this quote going through my mother’s personal items a couple of months after she passed. It resonated with me because I used to go through life concerned about how others perceived me. I would get upset if my car got a flat tire, or if someone did something I didn’t agree with. These are things that I can’t change or control. On the other hand, I’m fearless when confronted with adversity and always use my platform to make a difference when possible.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
As a Voiceover Talent I do radio, internet, and television commercials. The goal is to do audio books, video games, animation, and film dubs. The transition was easy for me because I have over 20 years’ experience in commercial radio. I have a distinctive voice, personality, and name which makes me stand out. I’m currently enrolled in The Actor’s Gym under the direction of Thom Scott, so I’ve been studying the craft of acting and doing the work. I’m very excited because I’ve recently been cast in the stage play “The One Thing I Wish She Knew”. Due to the pandemic it has been postponed to January but hyped about the opportunity. This field is not easy. It’s not for everyone, but all it takes is one YES to change an entire career! I am embracing the process and blessed that I am doing something that I love! I’m also doing a weekly podcast on Facebook Live called The Everybody Mad podcast with my good friend Ced Lover. We discuss everything relevant to Black culture whether it be politics, entertainment, or local hot topics. You can check it out live Friday’s at 6p eastern standard time on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love when guests come from outta town, so this question is right up my alley! However, there are different vibes for different people in Atlanta.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Yes! I’d like to thank VoyageATL for the opportunity to be featured on your amazing platform. These are the people who have impacted my life with support, mentorship, positivity, and love. The list is long, and I may have forgotten a name or two. Just know I am truly blessed and thankful for these incredible people in my life. Amazing teachers, principals, and councilors in the Fulton County School system that never gave up on me: Locie Walthall, Elliot Cheely, Brenda Bridges, Katherine Jones, Constance Morman, Delores Mitchell, Cheryl Raiford, Sharon Jones, Ms. Dotson, and Ms. Bowlar. Savannah State University and City of Savannah: Dr. Carlton Brown, Dr. Charles Elmore, former Mayor of Savannah Dr. Otis Johnson, Novella Holmes, Ike Carter, Dr. Cheryl Dozier, former Mayor of Savannah Edna Jackson, current Mayor of Savannah Van Johnson, State Rep. Carl Gillard, Judge Tammy Stokes, Stephanie Burgess, Detric Leggett, Shirley James, Juanita Adams, and Dr. Mildred McClain: thank you for your words of wisdom and providing an attentive ear when I needed it. Dr. Robert L. Stevenson: Thank you for inspiring me to be creative in theater. Dr. Patricia Harris and Jacky Somesso: I love you and I thank God for you. Thank you for pushing me to be great when I faced adversity at the station. Entertainment industry: Sam Nelson, Jewel Carter, and Vic Thomas. Weslyn “Mahogany” Bowers, K Michelle, and Ernestine Prudy thank you for your encouraging words when I was under toxic supervision at the station. Tracy Adams and Tatia Adams Fox, & Cee Cee Edwards thanks for always supporting and believing in me. Of course, I can’t forget my Cumulus Media Savannah family! Miss y’all! Headcrack, and Ms. Juicy you rock. Briauna Rogers and The Gathering Spot. Thom Scott and The Actors Gym. My classmates Allie, Kay, Jerry, Cheryl, Kristen, Michelle! We got this! My agents Ursula Wiedmann and Laura Magner of Ursula Wiedmann Models & Talent: Thank you for believing in me and my talents. I won’t let you down! And my voiceover agent Cheryl Kaleda of Premier Entertainment: My voice on audio books, video games, and movies is coming! Thanks for hunting for me! Jacqueline Marie…thanks for the introduction! Joe Baker: You are the realest! I appreciate you! Kim Gusby: you are the epitome of class, professionalism, and kindness. You give so much of yourself to the community with dignity and grace while balancing home and work. Thank you for giving me my start in television. The Alzheimer’s Association: Theresa Bayman and Debra Murray Heddendorf your guidance, compassion and insight on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia helped me in dealing with my mom. All of the caretakers that helped care for my mother. Thank you!!! You took care of her like she was your mom. I almost left my career to care for my mother, but your kindness, professionalism, and expertise made me rest assured that she was in good hands when I was working. Special thanks to Ms. Jenette, Ms. Liz, Keyta, Ms. Deb Walker, Ms. Alicia, Ms. Sabrina, & Keshia. Extended family: Kym Teddleton & Antoinette Green, Lily Jackson, Sandra Steele, Della Thornton, Sylvia, Chelsea, & Shena Allen, Aunt Tonya and Uncle Walt Milton, Corey Wallor, Ken and Margaret Jones, Aunt Frenchie Bynes, Aunt Daryn Moxley, Earline & Lorenzo, Amari & Michelle Adams, Mary & Rodney Robinson, Charles & Cheri Luster, the Laurie’s in Beaufort, Al & Velma Moultrie, Annie Duval, Florence Bennett, Jim & Minnie Miller, Keith “Preacher” Brown, Trap, Tiffany R., and The Williams in Georgetown South Carolina, thanks for treating me like blood. Semion Thomas and Diane Avery: Thanks for advising me on my business affairs. Nicole, Monica, Godfrey, Demond, Shanta, Michelle Patterson, Kareem, Jazzy B, Ced & Davaunqua, Gerald, LeeAnn, Curt, Tony, Geulah, Nana, Teka, Dameece, Jason, James & Sean, Joy LJ, Cameal, Gabe, Zack, Wayne, Genee, The Tasha’s, Raymos, Sheena, Tonya Smith, Renee, James Doraville, Kevin Holmes, Hanif, Mary, Masambe Tate, Big Tricey, Hightop, Polo, Tasha Broxton, Kenan, Jason & Romny: I love you all and appreciate your friendship. Because I grew up as an only child, I look at each of you as a brother or sister. Thanks for being you. To my family: I LOVE YOU ALL! Special shouts to Uncle Dean, Aunt Betty and Uncle Juan, Uncle Frankie, Aunt Helen, Donna Faye, Aunt Mary, Grandma Bert, The Harbor’s, all my cousins (too many to name) Monique, Tasha, Tim, EJ, David, Juan, Krishna, RaShon, Donna B, Leo, Kendra just to name a few. To my boo, there’s no one I’d rather be ENTANGLED with than you! I LOVE YOU! Last but not least my late mother and father Rebecca & Larry Cabine. Moving through this world without you has been difficult, but I know that you’re with me every day. Mom, I love you. Dad, I love you. I know you are proud….and there’s more to come!