Oxygen’s newest docu-series, Like A Boss, premiered on Tuesday, March 29th. The Nick Cannon-produced program shows the backstory of success and the downfall to those who lack hustle.
Oftentimes, we wonder what it would be like to work closely with a mogul. After Diddy showed us what it was like with MTV’s Making The Band, we were all curious to know if we would really walk to get cheesecake for our boss. Seeing the struggles and the ambition in others provided motivation for us to reach our own dreams. Like A Boss features Amber Grimes, assistant to media mogul Nick Cannon; Devin Simpson, assistant to successful real estate agent Blair Myers; Rian Parish, assistant to popular radio personality Big Tigger; and Drekia Glenn, assistant to music executive Abou “Bu” Thiam. These youngsters are out to prove themselves in hopes of one day becoming a household name.
The city of Atlanta was privy to an exclusive celebration and viewing of the new docu-series at midtown’s Studio No. 7. Attendees viewed a sneak peak of the show and participated in an intimate Q&A with cast members Big Tigger, Blair Myers, Amber Grimes, Drekia Glenn, and Rian Parish. Guests enjoyed the interactive OMG photo booth along with complimentary specialty cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.
The assistants were asked questions about their learning experiences and future goals. The discussion was a great platform for those interested in working in the entertainment industry, as the panelists shared behind the scene tales of personal struggles to stay motivated and continuously seek mentorship when moving to the next level in their careers. The group was honest and transparent in acknowledging that talent is not enough; being successful takes perseverance and dedication to stay in the race. Like A Boss is better than anything Donald Trump could cook up for his apprentices.
“These driven and ambitious assistants featured on Like A Boss defy a preconceived millennial perception that Oxygen’s young, multicultural viewers will appreciate,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “With their passion and persistence these talented hopefuls are determined to prove to their bosses that they can one day run ‘The A.’”
Jamillah Rahmaad is a Public Relations Consultant and Entertainment Journalist located in Atlanta, GA; her hometown is Flint, MI. In 2013, she founded Soukle, an organization specifically designed to engage professionals after work. Check out her weekly podcast, E Is For Eff It! She enjoys journalism on topics such as profiled interviews, special events, and business topics. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @Jai_Soapbox.