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Meet Kenita Nichols of iQ Global Productions in Inglewood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kenita Nichols.

Kenita, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My start came back in 2011 when I moved from Michigan to Silicon Valley. At the time, I worked with the gaming company Electronic Arts. The experience led me deeper into production and storytelling. Progressing forward in my career meant moving to Los Angeles and taking PA jobs that eventually created opportunities to produce across genres (game shows, talk shows, documentary, clip shows and feature films). Becoming a producer ignited my desire to own my IP, so I created iQ Global Productions. My company is dedicated to sharing stories that focus on people from the Afrikan Diaspora. To date, iQ Global Productions has produced an Art Basel live event for the black-owned brand, April Jayne Designs. In addition, NYFW 2020 provided opportunities to film, connect and license content to independent black fashion designers. More collabs are in the works for iQ Global Productions, so stay tuned!

Has it been a smooth road?
The road hasn’t been smooth, though I respect the struggles because dedication is key. The entertainment industry is learning why representation matters and the biggest struggle for me is waiting on them to catch up! Existing in spaces where my qualifications easily exceed those of my contemporaries yet skin color, gender and sexual orientation have historically excluded me from having a seat at the table. Hence the importance of black creatives owning their own. No longer should black artists struggle for a seat at the table because we as a people are the architects of this physical realm, we create, never emulate.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with iQ Global Productions – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
iQ Global Productions is an American, black-owned multimedia startup driven by a mission to promote the heritage, identity and future of Afrikan people.

iQ Global Productions specializes in authentic content culturally synonymous with the global black community.

I am most grateful for the opportunity to build generational wealth while switching the narrative forced upon black people here in America (and abroad).

iQ Global sets the standard when it comes to creative community. We highlight amazing black artists and feature stories which are often overlooked. The truth is, people of color are the global majority and deserve to see themselves. iQ Global Productions is addressing this issue while putting an end to systemic racism.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love the creative convergence! Living in LA means you are at the intersection of tech, creative and media. Everything is possible we know, but Los Angeles has a way of providing those gentle reminders because proximity is everything.

As for my least favorite aspect of Los Angeles, it’s the traffic. Traffic is problematic here in LA and public transit is not like that of our sister cities, San Francisco and New York though we are comparable.

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PHOTO CREDIT – ANN MARIE SMITH

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