Once upon a fabulous time, unofficially speaking, author & TV
personality Abiola Abrams was raised Guyanese royalty in a gorgeous suburban ghetto of New York City. appropriately
called "Queens County." She then spent her childhood being bullied and teased mercilessly for being foreign and
geeky by people who now wanna be her facebook friends. Abiola's parents attempted to have her declared a child genius. The
nice men at the university said, Look Mr. and Mrs. Abrams, your kid is a smarty pants but
she ain't no genius. And they referred her to a fancy schmantzy nose-in-the-air all girls prep school on the Upper
East Side of Manhattan. This was a great plan as these kids were much more sophistocated bullies.
Abiola was shocked to discover
that with an ivy league journalist dad and a mom who quoted Shakespeare for fun, she was still too poor to really socialize
with her classmates She was curry and roti; they were caviar and roe. She was double dutch; they were polo. This became clear
when a blonde kid pointed her My Lil Pony at Abiola in Dagostino's and yelled, Look Mommy,
a baby nanny!
And then Eureka - Ed Lover let Abiola get on the mic at a block party and she created a girl
power teen hip hop group called Females Beyond Control, much to the dismay of her headmistress and the two other black kids
in the school. Abiola balanced her wanna be Salt N Pepa moves with teen theater, writing groups and pageants. She quickly saw the goddess game for what it was and declared at age 15 that she was going to make movies like Spike
Lee, run her mouth like Oprah Winfrey, write books like Jane Austen and say/be/do whatever she wanted just like Madonna.
an undergrad degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts,
Abiola followed her yellow bricked road rocking out as a full sized action figure on some days, wayward goddess superhero
on other days. Her mission is to use pop culture to empower and entertain. She is now a writer, filmmaker and TV personality living in solo sin in Harlem with her beloved Anabelle Kitty
Kat. Abiola's famous apartment The Goddess Factory was even written up in The Village Voice.
are her chronicles: Abiola is a TV Correspondent who has hosted shows for
BET, NBC and HBO in addition to appearing on FOX. Dare is her first novel, and her films range from Knives in My Throat about mental illness and Afrodite Superstar about sexuality. She has hosted shows for BET, HBO and NBC and is also a host-producer of "Abiola's Kiss & Tell TV." Her
personal blog is The Passionista Playbook.
The bastard child of Sex and The City's Carrie Bradshaw, Oprah Winfrey, and Rick James, check out Abiola
Abrams' weekly sex and relationships column on Yahoo Shine.