Revolt TVWe will launch a new Gen Z-oriented talkshow, “Black Girl Stuff,” on Aug. 2 that will delve into topics that are most relevant to young Black women’s lives. Demetria Obilor will host the series, along with Brii Renee and AkilahFfriend. The series will also feature celebrities like Usher, Ludacris, and many more.
“Black Girl Stuff provides a look behind the curtain of what Black women really discuss within their inner circle,”Obilor, Renee and Ffriend made the statement. “This talk show is a fresh take on what it’s like navigating our current world from the perspective of the younger generation. We hope these conversations spark much needed dialogue in a powerful yet entertaining way.”
Produced and presented by Revolt Media — the Black-owned independent multimedia company founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs in 2013 — the weekly hybrid linear and streaming series is “geared towards a whole spectrum of African American women in their 20s and 30s and will include disruptive and unapologetically Black content.”A podcast component will be included with exclusive digital and social content.
The hosts will also be present. “Black Girl Stuff”Kennedy Rue, a correspondent, will be featured. Filmed in Revolt’s production headquarters in Atlanta and produced by a creative team comprising of all Black women, each episode is set to dive into a variety of themes, including “pink collar topics, social justice conundrums, relationship issues and more.”
“We are excited to continue amplifying the voices of unapologetic Black women who represent diversity in backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to drive the conversations that matter to Black women globally,”Detavio Samuels was also the CEO of Revolt. “Black women have proven to be the most influential demographic driving culture across categories and Black Girl Stuff provides a platform to explore important topics through their lens in a way that will empower Black women to speak their truth, share their stories and embrace their power.”
In an exclusive conversation with about the series, Monique Chenault, president of Revolt Black News Production, said the show came about as an avenue through which Black women’s voices could be amplified.
“One of the things that we really were intentional about increasing was the voice of Black women, and finally presenting a diversity of thought when it came to Black women … It was really important that we show that Black women are not a monolith. There’s room for all of us at the table,”Chenault, who joined Revolt one year ago, said that it was important to select co-hosts from diverse backgrounds.
Chenault told that the 44-minute series will focus on trending topics — both light-hearted and serious — including COVID, the dominance of Black women in hip-hop culture, influencers and the “communication gap”There is a difference between Black men, and Black women.
Each host has a strong social media presence. Obilor is a reporter, Renee is a radio personality and actress, and Ffriend is a media executive and digital content creator. Brixx is a model-entrepreneur.
“It’s really important because Black women have been the backbone of Black culture and have contributed so much — whether it be economically, politically — that we finally give them a real platform to express themselves in a really meaningful way,”Chenault concluded.
“Black Girl Stuff” will air on Revolt’s linear platforms on Tuesday, Aug. 2, with new episodes premiering weekly at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET.