Comedian. Television host. Movie Star. Top-rated syndicated Radio Personality. Father of 6. For over 20 years. Rickey Smiley is one of the most beloved performers in American media, earning a reputation for delivering boundless laughter on-air, on-stage, and on-screen. Every morning, millions of Americans in nearly 60 cities listen to Rickey Smiley and his 6 outrageous cast members on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” His interviews with major celebrities, social political awareness and trademark prank phone calls have made Smiley one of the most listened to radio personalities in history.
Rickey Smiley’s down home southern humor, opting to use insight rather than vulgarity to get laughs, is at the core of his success. His audiences are treated to such original characters as “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins”, “Lil’ Darrl,” “Joe Willie” and “Beauford.” Smiley is known for his clean comedic style and his reputation to sell out venues across the country. To movie audiences, Smiley is best known for “All About The Benjamins” and “Friday After Next”. He’s recorded 8 best-selling CDs including iTunes #1 Best Selling Comedy Album, “Rickey Smiley- Prank Calls Number 6”. On television, he”s hosted BET’s “Open Casket Sharp” and “Comic View”, appeared on “Showtime At The Apollo,” “Uptown Comedy Club”, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and “Snaps”.
Smiley graduated from Alabama State University, became KBFB’s (Dallas) morning show personality in 2004, and soon moved his show to WHTA Atlanta before being syndicated across the country. When not performing, Smiley is the ultimate devoted father, single-handedly raising 6 kids, the subject of a soon to be released parenting book. QUOTE: “Success is when preparation meets opportunity”
Mina “SayWhat” Llona is an award-winning Radio Host and Multi-Media Personality. With over 10 years of broadcast experience ranging from television and radio to digital media, she has developed to wear many hats including: Radio Personality, TV Reporter, Podcaster, Event Host, Brand Ambassador and Public Speaker.
Mina graduated Cum Laude from Syracuse University
Mina’s drive and talent eventually landed her a Morning Show Host position at WUSL-FM Power 99, where she woke the city of Philadelphia up for 6 years. She served as a contributor on WPVI-TV 6ABC Philadelphia and previously contributed weekly on WTXF-TV FOX 29 Philadelphia. Mina is also bilingual and is currently the stage host of the Philly Puerto Rican Day Parade, a position she has had since 2014. The parade airs yearly on 6ABC in Philadelphia.
As a brand ambassador and social influencer, Mina has represented companies such as Pepsi, Aquafina, Gift Of Life Organ Donation, McDonald’s, Citizen Bank, Yahoo and Budweiser.
She has hosted events for National Kidney Foundation, The Philadelphia 76ers and regularly speaks to kids in grade and high school. Sh also founded “Mina’s Dance Squad,” an all-female dance team that she coaches and manages.
Darryl Lynn “D. L.” Hughley (born March 6, 1963) is an American actor, political commentator, radio host and stand-up comedian. D.L. Hughley is best known as the original host of BET’s ComicView from 1992-1993, the eponymous character on the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys and performed in The Original Kings of Comedy. Additionally, he has been the host of CNN’s D. L. Hughley Breaks the News, a correspondent for The Jay Leno Show on NBC, and a local radio personality and interviewer in New York City. In early 2013, D.L. Hughley landed in 9th place on Dancing with the Stars.
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