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Antoine Tatum, Performer, Judge, Talent Consultant for the In the Spirit Entertainment National Competition
Antoine Tatum -Performer,Antoine is a Saginaw, Michigan native, and knew very early that he wanted to sing. In 1999 he attended Michigan State with a study of Elementary Education, and this is where his journey began when he accepted an offer for a ride from a friend, with only twenty dollars in his pocket and took the trip to Atlanta. Ultimately, changing his life, Tatum took his talent on the road and never looked back. His climb up the music industry included two years with a local Atlanta band, several showcases in New York, a trip to California with American Idol and all the usual suspects and dues.
Business: Vocalist, Groove Theorist the sensational singer songwriter Tony "Tee"Tatum. In 2005, became vocalist, background singer for Keith Sweat. In 2009, Manager for Sunday's best runner up Jessica Reedy. Tony has also worked with Melvin Williams of the Williams Brothers, Gospel Artist Jesse Campbell, and Quan Howell of Sounds of Blackness, and Entertainment Attorney Heather Beverly. Tony credit include performances with R&B music legends, among them Howard Hewitt, New Edition, the O'Jays, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Charlie Wilson, Ne-Yo Tony Terry. In addition to his vocal chops, Tatum scores points for his song-writing skills, having garnered writing and co-writing credits alongside the likes of Omarion, Frankie J, Usher, super producer Jazze Pha, and others. As a writer, Tatum claims the influence of the prolific Babyface, as well as his own deeply planted roots, the upbringing that led him to follow his mother and grandmother into music. Entreprenuer: Co-owner of the Evolution Party Band, Atlanta Georgia
Samuel Bruce Boateng, Designer, ITSE Foundation in Accra Ghana
Samuel Boateng,Is a song writer, designer live in Accra, has bachelor in Marketing(Takoradi technical university), President of ITSE foundation Ghana/founder of Sandarble Art and a point of contact in Africa (Accra-Ghana) and working as our jewelry designer with exquisite hand crafted products, Samuel is also to establish the in the spirit Entertainment foundation location in Accra Ghana.
Troy Smith, Rapper, Producer, Writer
Troy Smith aka Crizstone, is a rapper that creates, writes and produce inspirational tracks and videos to spread hope and faith. Troy is now under the Management umbrella of In the Spirit Entertainment and is ready to spread and uplift humanity.
Tony Edwards, Rapper, Producer, Director, Writer.
Tony Edwards aka LOKEE THEEMCEE is a senior at Paul Quinn College, 2016 Internship program that worked with production, directing, and sales as well as a stand out performer. LOKEE is a triple threat that is ready to empower youth with his motivation and is now under the Management umbrella of In the Spirit Entertainment and is spreading his style of Hip Hop to youth. He received the most talented award at Paul Quinn College 2017, LOKEE quotes Be Patient.
Desmond Bibbs, Family man, Entrepreneur Host North Regional Talent Competition
Saginaw Michigan native attended Arthur Hill High School, and Delta College University for Business Management. Desmond has been married to Shontaye Bibbs for 9 years, sharing three beautiful children, Brennan, Destiny, and De'Shon. Desmond has experience in Sales, Management, Banking and Public Speaking: President of the CRA Bankers Forum of Saginaw, Vice Chair of Buena Vista's DDA, Power of Dad Mentor, Junior Achievement Board Member, Church Youth Leader and PNC Bank at School Organizer. Desmond currently works in the Transportation Business as the Co-Owner and President of Bibbs Destinations Inc, where they desire to cultivate strong relationships with corporate businesses, sports industry and governmental agencies. He has 10 years of management experience in the banking and retail industry. Desmond is excited to start the new chapter and motivated to" demonstrate to my children firsthand what entrepreneurship looks like. This is how we will leave legacy for our family and make a mark in our community.:
Orlando Valentino , Actor, ITSE Ambassador Program
For the past 15 years Orlando Valentino has worked to make his mark in the film and television industry as an actor, director and screenwriter. Motivated by his faith and blessed with the strength to overcome any obstacle along his journey, his personal mission is to: "entertain, create and inspire others to pursue their dreams" Orlando Valentino is most excited about his recent lead role as Carlos Allen in the upcoming feature film "Carter High" starring alongside Pooch Hall, Charles S. Dutton, David Banner and Vivica A. Fox. Growing up in Fort Worth, Texas Orlando began his work in the fine arts field like many, in the church as a young teen. Orlando was lead in numerous plays and worked behind the scenes assisting in production. His performances in local area productions lead to an award for "Best Drama Solo" at the Fine Arts Festival North Texas District. Orlando's radio and commercial resume includes work with: Cinemark Theatres, Radio Disney and 91.5 KGRM. As Orlando began his collegiate studies at Grambling State University (GSU) in Louisiana he still found time to act as Youth Drama Director at Bishop T.D. Jakes' The Potters House Ministries in Dallas, Texas. During his time at the Potters House, Orlando has entertained thousands in a plethora of skits and on the media and production team for a number of conferences and events including 2013 MegaFest. At GSU, Orlando was a member of NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists) and the World Famed Tiger Marching Band performing for thousands across the U.S. while still balancing his budding acting career in campus theatrical performances. Some of his key acting roles at GSU included: Emmitt Till in "The Story of Emmitt Till"; Jason in "Medea,
by Euripides" and Walter Lee in "To be Young, Gifted and Black."
Evangelist, Singer, Jackylon Payne,
Evangelist, Minister, Songstress, Teacher Early childhood born and raised in East Texas, Marietta Texas, with her three siblings, and raised by a single mother. A graduate and student in the Atlanta Texas School District. Evangelist Payne has one son, Mark A Lewis Jr. She always had the passion to sing in her early years as a child while other children played other childhood games, Jackylon would play alone and just sing. As a child, she found out that she is the cousin to Blues Singer ZZ Hill.Evangelist Payne has worked as an early childhood development teacher, a licensed/ordained minister, and lay counselor. In the year of 2004, she was called to preached the Gospel of JesusChrist. Young Adulthood Jackylon began participating in music workshops, concerts and concert promotions, gospel plays, singing in the choir as a lead, background and choir director, and minister of music. Evangelist Payne began singing in the Music ministry at the age of 9 years old, this Songstress is also a gospel recording artist, and her 1 strecording was in 1998 with the group Higher Callingin which she was a member from 1996 - 2010. In 2007, Evangelist Payne began the Evangelist
Jackylon Payne ministry and music ministry. Currently working on her debut cd that is schedule to release in 2017. Evangelist Payne has been blessed to have shared the stage with soe of gospels usic’s greats Shirley Caesar, John P. Kee, Vicki Winans, The Williams Brothers, Mississippi Mass Choir,The Jackson Southernaires, Greg O'Quinn AND d Joyful Noise and many more. Evanglist and
ministry is her calling she express this with the anointing of God and spreads the word of inspiration in churches, and events around the United States. Jackylon’s favorite singers are Whitney Houston, Kathy Taylor, Ernest Pugh and Lisa Fischer. Throughout life with many accomplishments, her greatest accomplishment is accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.
Carl Williams, Singer, Rapper, Producer, CEO of Only God Ministries,
Carl Williams aka OG Carl Williams, is the CEO of Only God Ministries, 1st place winner of the In the Spirit Entertainment Regional Competition. Carl is under the Management umbrella of In the Spirit Entertainment and is spreading Inspiration, Hope and Faith with his Rap style and ministry. OG Carl Williams quotes from Gansta to God Only.
Attorney Ezekiel Hurd, Jr. aka “Lahjic”- Attorney at Law, contract and oversee legal business for In the Spirit Entertainment
Ezekiel is a native of Duncanville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Ezekiel was introduced to performing arts through his mother Dr. Paulette Hurd, a former educator at the Booker T. Washington School of Performing Arts in Dallas, Texas. He expresses his love for the arts as a Christian rapper, mime/dancer and actor. Ezekiel ran track for Sam Houston State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He worked as an adult probation officer shortly before pursuing his law degree from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas.
Community Service: Ezekiel was a member of the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc. of America and was presented as a Beau in the 1992 Jack and Jill Beautillion. Ezekiel is a Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and committed to his Fraternity’s motto “Each One Teach One” as a committed mentor to the youth in his local community in Houston, Texas. While in law school Ezekiel was selected to work as a legal intern with the Houston Branch of the NAACP where he had the privilege of working in the presence of many great Houston leaders including now U.S. Congressman Al Green. While in his tenure with the NAACP Ezekiel was awarded the NAACP “Alex” Award for Legal Excellence named after U.S. Congressman Al Green. Ezekiel continues to volunteer his time through the NAACP to assist individuals in the community with issues of legal injustice.
Entrepreneur: Ezekiel owns and operates a private law practice in the Houston area where he represents various limited liability companies, for-profit corporations and non-profit corporations alike. Ezekiel’s passion is for entertainment law however he also provides legal representation in the areas of criminal defense, family law and probate. He is a Christian rapper who goes by the name “Lahjic” (logic), and released his first Album “T.H.E.Y. S.A.I.D.” with the group U/DCYDE in 2013. Lahjic is currently in the studio recording his first solo project. Ezekiel also performs as a Christian mime/dancer for Exult Praise, Inc. a Christian performing arts company founded by his wife Janna in 2011. As an actor, he has performed in various stage plays and has also done film work. His most recent performance was as “Uncle Bo” in the gospel stage-play “God Of Another Chance” at New Light Christian Church, Bishop I.V. Hilliard.