We had the good fortune of connecting with Rashai Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Rashai, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Due to a failed internship as a media correspondent, and working jobs that I didn’t like. I decided to be my own boss, and get into entrepreneurship. ShaibabyTV is a media outlet ran by a dope Christain boss chic (me.) My platform is not just for celebrities but for underdogs like myself, with a passion, and dream that they’re chasing but might not have enough funds, connections, or whatever the case may be to be in the limelight, but still would like to share their story and what they have to offer to the world.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I would like people to know that although I am the interviewer, I too have a story to tell. I came from nothing, I struggled my whole life; moving from place to place, hotel to hotel, and barely making ends meet without anyone knowing what I truly went through because that’s just how strong I am and that’s just the kind of God I serve. I was able to look good while enduring pain. However I know I’m not the only one who was always seen but almost never understood. Therefore, my media outlet ShaibabyTV grew me a fan base where I can share my own story and voice my own opinions because I now have an audience, so I want to share my audience with likeminded people.
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 hate to toot my own horn but anywhere with me is a good time. My aura, and energy is everything. Not to mention I live in Atlanta, Ga so my city in itself is a site to see. Atlanta is becoming the black Hollywood. Specifically however, if I was to take a friend out to visit some popular spots, I would most definitely take her to botanical garden, the trap museum, & a hookah lounge. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
During undergrad I consider the following two influential people in my corner as mentors because they coached me and gave me constructive criticism, Ms. Jessica Fairley and Mr, Eric Tabor. And, post grad. I would def. give a shout-out to Streetz94.5 on air radio personality, Brii Renee for giving me my first career role as her personal assistant in media. I definitely consider her my big sister in media now. Furthermore, I would have to say my celebrity role models would definitely have to be a mixture of Sarah Jakes Robert’s, Oprah, Nicki Minaj and Wendy Williams. All these women are a mixture of me, who I am, who I want to be, the woman I’m becoming. I’m a mixture of ratchet and righteous, and just like all those women, I’m strong, smart & bold. I break rules, I don’t conform myself to fit in, I make my own rules and I am in my own lane, & go after everything I want. I’m unapologetically me.
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