Mya, Lodric D. Collins, & More Share Tips For Success

Some of your favorite stars attended the Culture Creator Awards, and shared their tips for finding success. We have the list to let you know! 

Benny Adams

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: June 30th, 2021 8:51 pm pst

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It was all about black excellence at the 5th annual Culture Creators Awards! The event focused on black leaders making a change in the industry from technology to fashion and more!

Swizz Beatz, co-founder of the Verzuz Instagram webcast series, received the Icon Award. While Derrick “D-Nice” Jones, the man responsible for Instagram Live’s Club Quarantine was honored with the Innovator of the Year Award.

Many stars including singer and songwriter Mya and actor Lodric D. Collins attended the ceremony on Saturday to support their peers. They also gave insightful tips on how they achieved their success.

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“Love what you do, make the passion lead you, but also be very smart, and learn business. Business is key to doing anything so that you can do your art when you are in any industry. I think it’s key for artists to be able to protect themselves, especially black artists and artists of color.” Mya explained on the importance of protecting yourself when pursuing your dream in any field.

Lodric D. Collins, star of the upcoming film Respect was also in attendance. He touched on how he was able to gain the success he has now.

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“Don’t pursue it as a hobby, pursue it as a career. Once I pursued it as a full time career, things started happening.”

The actor’s hard work landed him a role on Tyler Perry’s The Oval, where he says working with Perry has been nothing but amazing.

“He is probably one of the smartest people I’ve ever worked with. It’s a blessing to be in an entity with someone like that. He likes to share his wisdom and his stories.”

Speaking of hard workers, singer and songwriter H.E.R shared which idol she would love to collaborate with in the future.

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“If I had to pick just one I would probably say Stevie Wonder, because Stevie Wonder is one of the greatest and he’s amazing, I look up to him so much”

What are some of your tips for success? Let us know in the comments.

About The Author:

Benny Adams is a Producer, entertainment Journalist, and host in Los Angeles. He studied broadcast journalism at California State University Northridge.

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

“We don’t just celebrate and cover the top shows, content and stars, we celebrate and cover ALL the shows, content and stars.”

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