about Kayona

Hi, I’m Kayona, and I'm a multi-hyphenate artist and fledgling entrepreneur from Washington, DC. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had a great vision for my life—to use my artistic talents to do great things in this world, like inspire, entertain, enlighten, and serve others.

My journey began with the simple desire to tell stories. I was 8-years-old when I started on this path. Today, I use a myriad of platforms, from novels and screenwriting, to acting and directing for stage and film to get my point across. My experiences have contributed to the gift I hope to share with the world and the legacy I plan to leave.

My mission is implemented into each and every one of my creations—to provide strong, unique and diverse voices of the female experience that will encourage dialogue and inspire a new generation of expressions.

As an artistic entrepreneur, art is the foundation of all my business interests. I am a published author, an actor, a filmmaker (writer/director), and an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurially, my goal is to use my creativity to build the most significant independent diversified mass media/venture capital conglomerate in the world starting with my own work as the first products!

--Kayona

about Kayona

Hi, I’m Kayona, and I'm a multi-hyphenate artist and fledgling entrepreneur from Washington, DC. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had a great vision for my life—to use my artistic talents to do great things in this world, like inspire, entertain, enlighten, and serve others.

My journey began with the simple desire to tell stories. I was 8-years-old when I started on this path. Today, I use a myriad of platforms, from novels and screenwriting, to acting and directing for stage and film to get my point across. My experiences have contributed to the gift I hope to share with the world and the legacy I plan to leave.

My mission is implemented into each and every one of my creations—to provide strong, unique and diverse voices of the female experience that will encourage dialogue and inspire a new generation of expressions.

As an artistic entrepreneur, art is the foundation of all my business interests. I am a published author, an actor, a filmmaker (writer/director), and an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurially, my goal is to use my creativity to build the most significant independent diversified mass media/venture capital conglomerate in the world starting with my own work as the first products!

--Kayona

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question and answer

I am greatly influenced by sports. I love sports, and honestly, if I weren’t so in love with writing, I would be on FS1 or ESPN somewhere talking about it everyday. I look up to my favorite athletes like a kid, and I look to them for cues on how to handle and approach many aspects of life. My favorite athlete in particular has taught me so much about how to handle failure and how to handle success, work ethic, and even how to approach health and wellness.

The answer to this question has three compenents to it: one, I actually ran an indie label for a few years in DC, so Kenya’s story isn’t unlike my own. Two, I always wanted to create and star in a scripted series. I would watch shows like Sex and the City and Girlfriends and Golden Girls and Living Single, and I would say to myself that I wanted to do that someday. I wanted to be Carrie Bradshaw or Khadijah James. I wanted to someday tell stories relevant to women of my generation. And third, this story just came to me. I wasn’t actually trying to create a series when ideas for this started coming. I just started writing and… here we are.
question and answer

I am greatly influenced by sports. I love sports, and honestly, if I weren’t so in love with writing, I would be on FS1 or ESPN somewhere talking about it everyday. I look up to my favorite athletes like a kid, and I look to them for cues on how to handle and approach many aspects of life. My favorite athlete in particular has taught me so much about how to handle failure and how to handle success, work ethic, and even how to approach health and wellness.