The Urban PlayWho We Are

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Ashley Andrews

CEO & Founder

IG : @ashleyrelates

Twitter: @ashleyrelates

Ashley Andrews is a content creator and branding specialist with a whole lot of ambition and an attitude to match. Born and raised in Miami to Trini parents, Ashley comes from a diverse background that has cultivated her love for cultural diversity. From digital marketing, public relations to journalism, Ashley's done it all in the world of communications. Most recently she has worked on Miami Broward Carnival's Marketing Committee as a digital content creator and public relations specialist. She's a creative, Beyonce loving pizza fanatic who's redefining what it means to be URBAN!

Email: ashley@theurbanplay.com

Rahkayla Thomas

Rahkayla Thomas

Host & Music Coordinator

IG: @gvldenutopia

Twitter: @gvldenutopia

A hard working queen with a goofy personality. Rahkayla is currently a student at Broward college aiming to obtain her AA to transfer to FIU. When she is not working or snatching her edges out about school, she likes to enjoy good vibes with great people.

Email: rahkayla@theurbanplay.com

Dallas Jordann

Contributing Writer

IG: @doseofdallas_

Twitter: @_doseofdallas

Dallas is a media lover of all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. A recent graduate of Florida Atlantic University, she has a passion for reporting local and entertainment news and writing feature pieces. She is an inquisitive and thought-provoking journalist who you will see on your television screen soon.

Email: dallas@theurbanplay.com if you are an artist/influencer making an impact in your comnunity!

Jason Lajeunesse

Contributing Writer

IG: @jasonyoung1804

Twitter: @jasonyoung1804

Founder of Indie Florida. Jason was born and raised in Lake Park, FL. Always a creative at heart, he pursued a degree in Recording Arts & Music Theory/Pyschology at Full Sail University.

Email: jason@theurbanplay.com

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Briana Cooper

Writer

IG: @breology101

Twitter: @breology101

Briana Cooper is from the small town of Cleveland, TN, but recently moved to South Florida to pursue her dreams of living in a big city. She recently graduated from University of Tennessee where she received a Bachelors of Arts in Communications. Briana is a creative who's passionate about social media and currently has her own lifestyle blog, Breology101.

Chijay Pondexter

Contributing Writer

IG: @chijay_ranking

Born in Nigeria and raised in Miami, Chijay Pondexter is an international business Masters student at FIU. He loves all sorts of music from U.K. Grime and Drum and Bass, Afrobeat, Dancehall, Soca to EDM. You name it and he listens to it. His goal is to one day to be an economist for the world bank.

Email: chijay@theurbanplay.com

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Jailene Gaviria

Writer

IG: @ayojinksxox

Life enthusiast, optimist and philanthropist, Jailene ‘AKA’ Jinky is a professional dancer whose other passions include traveling, entertaining and Groupon-ing. Born to Dominican & Colombian parents, Jinky is a Bronx native who currently resides in Miami. Currently pursuing a Bachelors in Broadcast Media at Florida International University, Jinky also loves busting whines with her Karizmatic gyals, eating at new spots and dancing the night away.

Billyne Francois

Writer

IG: @queenbillyne

Twitter: @queenbillyne

Billyne Francois is an overall entertainer and host, loving all things media and entertainment. Billyne is from a small town called Winter Haven, FL aiming to be the next Oprah. Billyne is a recent grad from Florida Atlantic University and the author of Black Free Me.

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