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Chiney K Pop Girl Named “Best Jamaican Radio or Online Personality” for 2022

The 2022 Best of Jamaica results show, the annual event organized by Jamaicans.com, awarded the title of “Best Jamaican Radio/Online Personality” for 2022 to Chiney K Pop Girl. She was chosen via a survey conducted by Jamaicans.com, the leading media platform for Jamaican and Caribbean news, travel, food, and culture. Her win was announced on the 2022 Best of Jamaica Awards Show hosted by Jody Ann Gray and Xavier Murphy.

Chiney K Pop Girl is the professional name of Kerry Ann Collings, who was born in Kingston and attended Wolmer’s Girls’ School until she was 15 years of age. Chiney K Pop Girl was born with a creative urge, and she cites her years at Wolmer’s High School as inspiring her love for the arts. She moved to New Jersey to complete her secondary education and graduated from William Patterson University with a degree in Media Studies. After enjoying some success on the radio, she enrolled at California State University, Northridge, in 2015, and focused her interests on cinematography and film production.

While she always wanted a career in the entertainment industry, the application process frustrated her, but the experience of rejection in the transition from academics to the professional world inspired her to buy a camera and document her daily activity. In essence, and so she created her own space in which to display her interests, a move that resulted in her first web series, “On My Mind,” which was an instant hit on YouTube. During the COVID-19 lockdown, the media personality’s production efforts slowed, but she used the time to create content on Instagram and TikTok, ultimately gaining over 300,000 followers who watched her comedy skits and vlogs.

Jamaican-Born Social Media Influencer Chiney K

In 2017, she reinvented herself and become Chiney K Pop Girl and turned her attention completely to social media, helping Caribbean brands and local celebrities improve their sales and visibility. She credits Alan Mruvka, the American entrepreneur and co-founder of Movietime, as her mentor who taught her about the entertainment industry.

She is also a successful entrepreneur with her own line of organic, natural beauty products. She started Joli Faire Organics in 2018 after taking a trip to India where she intended to launch the “On My Mind” series. However, she became interested in the natural hair care products used by locals in Mumbai. She is now the head of Joli Faire Beauty and the Joli Faire Media Group, as well as Joli Faire Hair. She lives in New Jersey and co-hosts “Fire It Up” on Fyah 105.

She would like to be an inspiration to young people and encourage them to pursue their dreams, regardless of whether they follow traditional paths to their goals or not.

Photo – Chiney K Pop Girl 




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Radio broadcast director Nester prepares for Sunday’s game | News

It’s a rare occasion when Derek Nester gets to watch an American Football Conference game at Arrowhead Stadium, even though he’s studio director of radio broadcasts for the Chiefs Radio Network.

Nester, a 2000 Valley Heights graduate who lives and works in the Kansas City area, will oversee all studio operations on Sunday’s pregame, halftime and postgame broadcasts of the AFC championship game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Chiefs.


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Stolen wind generator hurts amateur radio project

Scott Hayes | reporter@fitzhugh.ca
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The recent theft of an alternative energy source dampened the festive spirits of the Yellowhead Amateur Radio Association over the holidays.

Regardless, the organization’s members are trying to keep the momentum going on a major project that it affected.

The association’s wind generator was stolen sometime over the Christmas weekend, as reported in a letter to the editor that was published in the Hinton Voice on Jan. 12. The unit was mounted on a pickup truck that was used for the Knights of Columbus’s float in the Hinton Snowflake Parade on Dec. 9.

“It was to be used to supply green energy for the internet system for the Mountain Cree ‘Smallboy Camp’ which the KofC had taken on as a project to build. This was essentially the last nail in the coffin for this project,” wrote Eric Rosendahl, the Yellowhead Amateur Radio Association’s secretary-treasurer, as published in the letter.

“Furthermore, had our efforts to develop this green energy system proven successful, it was our intention to start up a local cottage industry, to supply these systems, and to employ local workers, not the least being residents from the Small Boy Camp.”

Despite the setback, the association is forging onward. President Ron Rosmer confirmed that he has ordered a new wind generator.

The idea was originally to replace solar panels at the radio towers that it operates through Edson, Jasper and Grande Cache areas. The problem with those power sources is especially evident during the northern winters.

“Solar, of course, is good. It works whenever you’ve got the sun out. But for some of our sites, of course, it’s only giving you the power during the day. We’re looking at alternative methods of power generation and, and wind would be certainly an acceptable alternative,” Rosmer said.

“So, we’ve been experimenting with these wind generators to see what’s the amount of power we can get out of them. That was the reason for putting this wind generator on the roof of my truck. That way, I can accurately measure the voltage output, or the power output, at different speeds.”

Right now, the association has only one of its sites that is jointly supplied with power from solar and wind generation. One of its sites is a former microwave tower at Valemount, B.C., which, at 2,600 metres, would certainly be exposed to a wealth of wind for any generator that could be stationed there.

Rosmer said that the whole project is a work in progress with many technical facets to it. Part of it is to help establish high speed internet at the Smallboy Camp near Rocky Mountain House.

Through his communications company, he had installed a number of satellites for its residents. This led him to have a greater awareness of the need for internet service in the community.

It’s not just about communications, he said. It’s about improving the lives of a town of people who could really benefit from the assistance.

“There’s real problems with their whole infrastructure down there. Whereas some of the people have been running off of the generator that the school has, it’s not a very reliable or safe system for powering. My thought would be to also get them set up with green energy. This is where we could be looking at a combination of solar and wind,” he said, suggesting that solar would likely be more viable in the valley location where wind isn’t reliable.

Other alternative green energy models, including fuel cells, are being considered, but Rosmer said support for the project is lacking.


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Chiney K Pop Girl Named “Best Jamaican Radio or Online Personality” for 2022

The 2022 Best of Jamaica results show, the annual event organized by Jamaicans.com, awarded the title of “Best Jamaican Radio/Online Personality” for 2022 to Chiney K Pop Girl. She was chosen via a survey conducted by Jamaicans.com, the leading media platform for Jamaican and Caribbean news, travel, food, and culture. Her win was announced on the 2022 Best of Jamaica Awards Show hosted by Jody Ann Gray and Xavier Murphy.

Chiney K Pop Girl is the professional name of Kerry Ann Collings, who was born in Kingston and attended Wolmer’s Girls’ School until she was 15 years of age. Chiney K Pop Girl was born with a creative urge, and she cites her years at Wolmer’s High School as inspiring her love for the arts. She moved to New Jersey to complete her secondary education and graduated from William Patterson University with a degree in Media Studies. After enjoying some success on the radio, she enrolled at California State University, Northridge, in 2015, and focused her interests on cinematography and film production.

While she always wanted a career in the entertainment industry, the application process frustrated her, but the experience of rejection in the transition from academics to the professional world inspired her to buy a camera and document her daily activity. In essence, and so she created her own space in which to display her interests, a move that resulted in her first web series, “On My Mind,” which was an instant hit on YouTube. During the COVID-19 lockdown, the media personality’s production efforts slowed, but she used the time to create content on Instagram and TikTok, ultimately gaining over 300,000 followers who watched her comedy skits and vlogs.

Jamaican-Born Social Media Influencer Chiney K

In 2017, she reinvented herself and become Chiney K Pop Girl and turned her attention completely to social media, helping Caribbean brands and local celebrities improve their sales and visibility. She credits Alan Mruvka, the American entrepreneur and co-founder of Movietime, as her mentor who taught her about the entertainment industry.

She is also a successful entrepreneur with her own line of organic, natural beauty products. She started Joli Faire Organics in 2018 after taking a trip to India where she intended to launch the “On My Mind” series. However, she became interested in the natural hair care products used by locals in Mumbai. She is now the head of Joli Faire Beauty and the Joli Faire Media Group, as well as Joli Faire Hair. She lives in New Jersey and co-hosts “Fire It Up” on Fyah 105.

She would like to be an inspiration to young people and encourage them to pursue their dreams, regardless of whether they follow traditional paths to their goals or not.

Photo – Chiney K Pop Girl 




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Radio broadcast director Nester prepares for Sunday’s game | News

It’s a rare occasion when Derek Nester gets to watch an American Football Conference game at Arrowhead Stadium, even though he’s studio director of radio broadcasts for the Chiefs Radio Network.

Nester, a 2000 Valley Heights graduate who lives and works in the Kansas City area, will oversee all studio operations on Sunday’s pregame, halftime and postgame broadcasts of the AFC championship game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Chiefs.


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Stolen wind generator hurts amateur radio project

Scott Hayes | reporter@fitzhugh.ca
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The recent theft of an alternative energy source dampened the festive spirits of the Yellowhead Amateur Radio Association over the holidays.

Regardless, the organization’s members are trying to keep the momentum going on a major project that it affected.

The association’s wind generator was stolen sometime over the Christmas weekend, as reported in a letter to the editor that was published in the Hinton Voice on Jan. 12. The unit was mounted on a pickup truck that was used for the Knights of Columbus’s float in the Hinton Snowflake Parade on Dec. 9.

“It was to be used to supply green energy for the internet system for the Mountain Cree ‘Smallboy Camp’ which the KofC had taken on as a project to build. This was essentially the last nail in the coffin for this project,” wrote Eric Rosendahl, the Yellowhead Amateur Radio Association’s secretary-treasurer, as published in the letter.

“Furthermore, had our efforts to develop this green energy system proven successful, it was our intention to start up a local cottage industry, to supply these systems, and to employ local workers, not the least being residents from the Small Boy Camp.”

Despite the setback, the association is forging onward. President Ron Rosmer confirmed that he has ordered a new wind generator.

The idea was originally to replace solar panels at the radio towers that it operates through Edson, Jasper and Grande Cache areas. The problem with those power sources is especially evident during the northern winters.

“Solar, of course, is good. It works whenever you’ve got the sun out. But for some of our sites, of course, it’s only giving you the power during the day. We’re looking at alternative methods of power generation and, and wind would be certainly an acceptable alternative,” Rosmer said.

“So, we’ve been experimenting with these wind generators to see what’s the amount of power we can get out of them. That was the reason for putting this wind generator on the roof of my truck. That way, I can accurately measure the voltage output, or the power output, at different speeds.”

Right now, the association has only one of its sites that is jointly supplied with power from solar and wind generation. One of its sites is a former microwave tower at Valemount, B.C., which, at 2,600 metres, would certainly be exposed to a wealth of wind for any generator that could be stationed there.

Rosmer said that the whole project is a work in progress with many technical facets to it. Part of it is to help establish high speed internet at the Smallboy Camp near Rocky Mountain House.

Through his communications company, he had installed a number of satellites for its residents. This led him to have a greater awareness of the need for internet service in the community.

It’s not just about communications, he said. It’s about improving the lives of a town of people who could really benefit from the assistance.

“There’s real problems with their whole infrastructure down there. Whereas some of the people have been running off of the generator that the school has, it’s not a very reliable or safe system for powering. My thought would be to also get them set up with green energy. This is where we could be looking at a combination of solar and wind,” he said, suggesting that solar would likely be more viable in the valley location where wind isn’t reliable.

Other alternative green energy models, including fuel cells, are being considered, but Rosmer said support for the project is lacking.


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Chiney K Pop Girl Named “Best Jamaican Radio or Online Personality” for 2022

The 2022 Best of Jamaica results show, the annual event organized by Jamaicans.com, awarded the title of “Best Jamaican Radio/Online Personality” for 2022 to Chiney K Pop Girl. She was chosen via a survey conducted by Jamaicans.com, the leading media platform for Jamaican and Caribbean news, travel, food, and culture. Her win was announced on the 2022 Best of Jamaica Awards Show hosted by Jody Ann Gray and Xavier Murphy.

Chiney K Pop Girl is the professional name of Kerry Ann Collings, who was born in Kingston and attended Wolmer’s Girls’ School until she was 15 years of age. Chiney K Pop Girl was born with a creative urge, and she cites her years at Wolmer’s High School as inspiring her love for the arts. She moved to New Jersey to complete her secondary education and graduated from William Patterson University with a degree in Media Studies. After enjoying some success on the radio, she enrolled at California State University, Northridge, in 2015, and focused her interests on cinematography and film production.

While she always wanted a career in the entertainment industry, the application process frustrated her, but the experience of rejection in the transition from academics to the professional world inspired her to buy a camera and document her daily activity. In essence, and so she created her own space in which to display her interests, a move that resulted in her first web series, “On My Mind,” which was an instant hit on YouTube. During the COVID-19 lockdown, the media personality’s production efforts slowed, but she used the time to create content on Instagram and TikTok, ultimately gaining over 300,000 followers who watched her comedy skits and vlogs.

Jamaican-Born Social Media Influencer Chiney K

In 2017, she reinvented herself and become Chiney K Pop Girl and turned her attention completely to social media, helping Caribbean brands and local celebrities improve their sales and visibility. She credits Alan Mruvka, the American entrepreneur and co-founder of Movietime, as her mentor who taught her about the entertainment industry.

She is also a successful entrepreneur with her own line of organic, natural beauty products. She started Joli Faire Organics in 2018 after taking a trip to India where she intended to launch the “On My Mind” series. However, she became interested in the natural hair care products used by locals in Mumbai. She is now the head of Joli Faire Beauty and the Joli Faire Media Group, as well as Joli Faire Hair. She lives in New Jersey and co-hosts “Fire It Up” on Fyah 105.

She would like to be an inspiration to young people and encourage them to pursue their dreams, regardless of whether they follow traditional paths to their goals or not.

Photo – Chiney K Pop Girl 




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It’s a rare occasion when Derek Nester gets to watch an American Football Conference game at Arrowhead Stadium, even though he’s studio director of radio broadcasts for the Chiefs Radio Network.

Nester, a 2000 Valley Heights graduate who lives and works in the Kansas City area, will oversee all studio operations on Sunday’s pregame, halftime and postgame broadcasts of the AFC championship game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Chiefs.


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The GOP Is a Circus, Not a Caucus

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Kevin McCarthy has begun his job as speaker by servicing the demands of the most extreme—and weirdest—members who supported him, thus handing the People’s House to the Clown Caucus.

But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic.


The Ringmaster

Now controlled by its most unhinged members, the Republican Party has returned to power in the People’s House. Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the ringmaster of this circus, is happily paying off his debts by engaging in petty payback, conjuring up inane committees, threatening to crash the U.S. economy, and protecting a walking monument to fraud named George Santos, who may or may not actually be named “George Santos.”

In the enduring words of Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends.

Politics, in Washington or anywhere else, is about deals. No one should have expected McCarthy to make his way to the gavel without signing a few ugly promissory notes along the way. Sometimes, friends are betrayed and enemies are elevated; an important project can end up taking a back seat to a boondoggle. Just ask Representative Vern Buchanan of Florida, who got pushed out of the chairmanship of Ways and Means in favor of Jason Smith of Missouri, a choice preferred by the MAGA caucus. “You fucked me,” he reportedly said to at McCarthy on the floor of the House. “I know it was you, you whipped against me.” Buchanan, a source on the House floor told Tara Palmeri at Puck, was so angry that the speaker’s security people were about to step in. (McCarthy’s office denies that this happened.)

It’s one thing to pay political debts, even the kind that McCarthy accepted despite their steep and humiliating vig. It’s another to hand off control of crucial issues to a claque of clowns who have no idea what they’re doing and are willing to harm the national security of the United States as long as it suits their political purposes.

Let us leave aside the removal of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the Intelligence Committee. The republic will not rise or fall based on such things, and if McCarthy wants to engage in snippy stoogery to ingratiate himself with the MAGA caucus and soothe Donald Trump’s hurt feelings, it is within his power to do so. In his letter to Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, the speaker claimed his decision was all about “integrity.” This is not just the death of irony; it is a North Korean–style, firing-squad-by-anti-aircraft-gun execution of irony. Worse, McCarthy even has the right to channel, as he did, Joseph McCarthy, and smear Swalwell by alluding to derogatory information that the FBI supposedly has about him. It might not be honorable or professional, but he can do it.

McCarthy’s shuffle of the Intelligence Committee pales in comparison to the creation of two new committees, both of which were part of the Filene’s Basement clearance of the new speaker’s political soul. One of them, on the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, is a continuation of the Republican assault on science that predated Trump but reached new heights with the former president’s disjointed gibbering about bleach injections. The committee will include the conspiracy theorist and McCarthy’s new best friend Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Ronny Jackson of Texas, the former White House physician who assured us in 2018 that Trump only weighed 239 pounds and was in astoundingly good health.

The COVID committee is unlikely to move the needle (if you’ll pardon the expression) on public health. No one’s mind will be changed if Jackson and Tucker Carlson bloviate to each other about things neither of them really believes. Most of the damage from such a committee will likely be concentrated among the vaccine refusers, who already seem determined to get sick and die to make a political point.

The “weaponization” committee is worse, and likely to do far more damage to the United States, because it is starting from the premise that the machinery of the United States government—law enforcement, the intelligence community, and federal agencies—has been turned against the average American citizen. Jim Jordan, who stands out even in this GOP for his partisan recklessness, will serve as chair. The committee will include members whom I think of as the “You-Know-Better-Than-This Caucus”: people with top-flight educations and enough experience to know that Jordan is a crank, but who nevertheless will support attacks on American institutions if that’s what it takes to avoid being sent back home to live among their constituents. Two standouts here are Thomas Massie (an MIT graduate who apparently majored in alchemy and astrology), and the ever-reliable Elise Stefanik (Harvard), whose political hemoglobin is now composed of equal parts cynicism and antifreeze.

The committee will include other monuments to probity, such as Chip Roy; Dan Bishop, who has claimed that the 2020 election was rigged; Harriet Hageman, the woman who defeated Liz Cheney in Wyoming; and Kat Cammack of Florida, who alleged that Democrats were drinking on the House floor during the speakership fight. All of them will have access to highly sensitive information from across the U.S. government.

Jordan and his posse are styling themselves as a new Church Committee, the 1975 investigation into the Cold War misdeeds of American intelligence organizations headed by Idaho Senator Frank Church. This dishonors Church, whose committee uncovered genuinely shocking abuses by agencies that had for too long escaped oversight during the early days of the struggle with the Soviet Union. Church himself was a patriot, unlike some of the charlatans on this new committee, but even Church’s investigation did at least some damage with its revelations, and some of the reforms (especially the move away from relying on human intelligence) undertaken later based in part on its findings were unwise. In any case, his fame was short-lived: He was defeated for reelection in 1980 and died in 1984. (Full disclosure: I spoke at a conference held in Church’s honor many years ago and met with his widow.)

The Church Committee was, in its day, a necessary walk across the hot coals for Americans who had invested too much power and trust in the executive branch. I suspect that the Jordan committee will not look to uncover abuses, but rather to portray any government actions that it does not like as abuses, especially the investigations into Trump. It will be the Church Committee turned on its head, as members of Congress seek to protect a lawless president by destroying the agencies that stand between our democracy and his ambitions.

Kevin McCarthy will be fine with all of it, as long as he gets to wear the top hat and red tails while indulging in the fantasy that he is in control of the clowns and wild animals, and not the other way around.

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  2. The arraignment of the suspect in the Half Moon Bay, California, mass shooting was postponed until Feb. 16.
  3. School officials were warned on three separate occasions that a 6-year-old who later shot his first-grade teacher in Virginia had a gun or had made threats, according to an attorney for the teacher.

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Why the French Want to Stop Working

By Pamela Druckerman

If you want to understand why the French overwhelmingly oppose raising their official retirement age from 62 to 64, you could start by looking at last week’s enormous street protest in Paris.

“Retirement before arthritis” read one handwritten sign. “Leave us time to live before we die” said another. One elderly protester was dressed ironically as “a banker” with a black top hat, bow tie, and cigar—like the Mr. Monopoly mascot of the board game. “It’s the end of the beans!” he exclaimed to the crowd, using a popular expression to mean that pension reform is the last straw.

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Watch. Saint Omer, in theaters, turns a true crime into a complicated elegy.

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P.S.

The Church Committee revealed outrages (including assassination plots) that today might seem like they were taken from bad spy-movie scripts. But such things were deadly serious business, as the United States moved from World War II into the Cold War determined to do whatever it took to defeat Soviet communism. For decades, Americans romanticized spies and spying as glamorous and exciting, but in reality, espionage was a nasty business. Our British cousins knew this better than we did, which is why British spy fiction was always grittier than its American counterpart. (The James Bond novels are pretty dour, sometimes even sadistic; Hollywood cleaned them up.)

But just because we lost our innocence about spying doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the culture it produced back in the day. In that spirit, let me recommend to you Secret Agent, an offering on a wonderful, listener-supported San Francisco–based internet radio station called SomaFM. There are plenty of great channels on SomaFM—I especially like Left Coast 70s, which is just what it sounds like—but Secret Agent is a lot of fun, a mixture of 1960s lounge and light jazz, soundtracks, and other tidbits, with the occasional line from 007 and other spies spliced in here and there. It’s a nice throwback to the days when espionage was cool, and it’s great music for working or a get-together over martinis, which should be shaken and … well, you know.

— Tom

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Chiney K Pop Girl Named “Best Jamaican Radio or Online Personality” for 2022

The 2022 Best of Jamaica results show, the annual event organized by Jamaicans.com, awarded the title of “Best Jamaican Radio/Online Personality” for 2022 to Chiney K Pop Girl. She was chosen via a survey conducted by Jamaicans.com, the leading media platform for Jamaican and Caribbean news, travel, food, and culture. Her win was announced on the 2022 Best of Jamaica Awards Show hosted by Jody Ann Gray and Xavier Murphy.

Chiney K Pop Girl is the professional name of Kerry Ann Collings, who was born in Kingston and attended Wolmer’s Girls’ School until she was 15 years of age. Chiney K Pop Girl was born with a creative urge, and she cites her years at Wolmer’s High School as inspiring her love for the arts. She moved to New Jersey to complete her secondary education and graduated from William Patterson University with a degree in Media Studies. After enjoying some success on the radio, she enrolled at California State University, Northridge, in 2015, and focused her interests on cinematography and film production.

While she always wanted a career in the entertainment industry, the application process frustrated her, but the experience of rejection in the transition from academics to the professional world inspired her to buy a camera and document her daily activity. In essence, and so she created her own space in which to display her interests, a move that resulted in her first web series, “On My Mind,” which was an instant hit on YouTube. During the COVID-19 lockdown, the media personality’s production efforts slowed, but she used the time to create content on Instagram and TikTok, ultimately gaining over 300,000 followers who watched her comedy skits and vlogs.

Jamaican-Born Social Media Influencer Chiney K

In 2017, she reinvented herself and become Chiney K Pop Girl and turned her attention completely to social media, helping Caribbean brands and local celebrities improve their sales and visibility. She credits Alan Mruvka, the American entrepreneur and co-founder of Movietime, as her mentor who taught her about the entertainment industry.

She is also a successful entrepreneur with her own line of organic, natural beauty products. She started Joli Faire Organics in 2018 after taking a trip to India where she intended to launch the “On My Mind” series. However, she became interested in the natural hair care products used by locals in Mumbai. She is now the head of Joli Faire Beauty and the Joli Faire Media Group, as well as Joli Faire Hair. She lives in New Jersey and co-hosts “Fire It Up” on Fyah 105.

She would like to be an inspiration to young people and encourage them to pursue their dreams, regardless of whether they follow traditional paths to their goals or not.

Photo – Chiney K Pop Girl 




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