About Us

Posted on: 23, Apr/  Posted by: cnikky

 

CNikky.com was created by entertainment personality Cherise Nicole in February of 2012.  The site that focuses on positive entertainment news and learning to love yourself, specializes in exclusive celebrity interviews.  Nicole has over 400 celebrity interviews on her wildly popular youtube channel ‘cnikkyblog.’  Her
interviews currently have over 8 million views and she wanted a destination to highlight the exclusive interviews and give readers the TRUE story behind the content.  These exclusive interviews have been featured internationally on many outlets, including The Wendy Williams Show, People Magazine, Inside Edition, Rolling Stone Magazine, Essence Magazine, The Breakfast Club, the Arsenio Hall Show, Yahoo, BET, MTV, Rolling Out Magazine, websites including Black America Web, Bossip.com, NecoleBitchie.com, TheJasmineBrand.com, MadameNoire.com, EURweb.com, HelloBeautiful.com, Vibe.com, SandraRose.com, xoNecole.com, CocoaFab.com and countless others.  

 

All on camera interviews on CNikky.com are produced by Nicole’s business partner of several years, Chris Kelley.  He is an accomplished film star and voice over actor with credits that include Selma, Straight Outta Compton, All Eyez on Me, The Other Woman, The Borrower, Notorious and many others.  Kelley is also an expert camera operator, editor and interview producer. He was honored in his home town of Nassau, Bahamas as one of the Top 30 under 30 for his accomplishments in the film and entertainment industry.

 

History:

 

I was working as a entertainment personality for red carpets and press junkets and  realized that with all of the entertainment blog sites, there  was a void in celebrity based sites that focus on positive and inspiring stories for everyone.   CNikky.com  is a diverse site that relates to every race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion. My audience is both male and female ages 18 and older that are on a journey of life discovery, finding and becoming their truth while being entertained. The purpose of every exclusive celebrity interview featured on my site is for the reader to identify with their favorite artist triumphs and struggles and hopefully find a ‘Me Too,’ moment. I represents the true fan and I strives to be the trusted voice of the people!

 

The idea for CNikky.com came to me after attending a screening for the movie “Jumping the Broom” in 2011.  At the screening I was approached by several media outlets who inquired what outlet I was representing.   At that point, I realized that I wanted to say “MY OWN”!    Two days after the “Jumping the Broom” screening, I met Salim Akil and Mara Brok Akil (director of Jumping the Broom and creator/producers of The Game, Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane and Sparkle).   The down-to-earth couple are a shining example of self-made success.   I was inspired during our conversation and I believed it was confirmation that if you want to accomplish something in life, often times, you have to make it happen for yourself! The past five years since the site has been released (and recently re-vamped) have been some of the most rewarding of my life!  Believing in myself and saying YES to one of the most challenging tasks of starting my own website and youtube channel and learning to produce, write, edit and host has brought me memorable interviews with some of my favorite artist of all time. Including Oprah Winfrey, Smokey Robinson, Mary J. Blige, Brandy, Remy Ma, Kerry Washington, Kevin Hart, T.D. Jakes, Mary Mary, Nas, Jennifer Lopez, Spike Lee and hundreds of others. I’m always a work in progress, but on the days when
 I’m down on myself for not being exactly where I want to be in life, I reflect on my accomplishments and most importantly, the fact that I’ve been able to give celebrities a positive outlet to let fans into their true life journey. So many young people look up to artist and it was important to me to let them know that perfection does not exist. We are all on a journey to learn to love ourselves.