Meet The Cast of ‘Black Path Finder’!
Loretta Marie Chandler is best known for her honest portrayal of “Dusty Tyler” on the innovative television series “Fame” when she replaced Janet Jackson as a series regular and won an Luminous Award for the episode, “Self Defense”. You may also recognize her from guest appearances on a Movie of the Week called “Give Me My Child” staring Valerie Bertenelii, or from “A Different World” or “Misery Brothers”, however Loretta’s first love is theater where she starred in numerous national tours such as; “Dream Girls”, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe”, “The Gospel Truth”, “Law’d Ha Mercy”, “Wait Until Dark”, “Out Of The Frying Pan” and “Harlem Suite” where a special solo featured spot was created for her by the director and co-writers, Maurice Hines and Jennifer Holiday. Now Loretta has a new love, writing, directing and producing her own work. She is most proud of her latest venture, “The Black Path Finder”!
David Hassan Solomon was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. He discovered his passion for acting and modeling after being invited to a musical event by a friend. After that eye-opening experience, he has wholeheartedly embraced the acting and theater lifestyle and shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. David’s film credits include the lead role of “Dr. Shaun Goodman” in the movie “The Talented 10th”. “Dennis” in the Music Video film “Magnolia”, “Mr. Boyce” in “I Made This For You” and in 2020 he will appear as “Keaton Oliver” in the television series, “Vice Squad, Atlanta”. His considerable personal and professional experiences as a life coach and inspirational speaker keep him busy as a world-famous Keynote speaker for “ProgressJunkies”, a company he founded. His deepest passion resides in rebuilding and transforming lives with discipline, focus, hard love, and wit. The “ProgressJunkies” mantra is and will always be, ‘MARRY PROGRESS AND YOU WILL GIVE BIRTH TO GREATNESS’!
Cheveyo Madu Abayomi is a graduate of NYU ‘09 with a BFA in Theater. He is known among his peers as an artistic renaissance man. His background includes acting, hip-hop dance choreography, screenwriting, stand-up comedy, film production/editing, photography & music; all done on stages and films in NYC, Austin, TX, and Atlanta, GA. His last performance was done in Tucker, Georgia’s own Orange Box Theater as Lloyd Dallas in “Noises Off”. He is a versatile performer who is excited about sharing his knowledge and cultivating the craft of the people around him.
Leroy Kester is an upcoming actor of Nigerian Descent. Having worked on sets alongside Hollywood names such as ‘Robert Downey Jr’., ‘Chris Hemsworth’, ‘Anthonie Mackie’ and a host of other celebrities. He’s worked on ‘The Quad’, ‘Dynasty’, ‘Black Lightning’ and the ‘Originals’. You may also recognize him from his performance in the blockbuster hit film, “AVENGERS” Infinity Wars’. In his pursuit of becoming a household name, Leroy is taking a step forward by bringing his talent to the stage and endeavors to keep up with his studies as he is also pursuing a BS in Computer Science at Kennesaw State University.
Raphael was born in Cameroon African and caught the acting bug in high school when he joined their drama club. He landed the role of the supporting lead in ‘Le Garcon Noir’ which means, “The Black Boy” in French. Raphael also speaks Patois but only began speaking English 7 years ago when he came to the States to get an Engineering degree at Clayton State University. He now lives in Atlanta, GA as a businessman who models, drives trucks professionally and landscapes. With all that going for him, his first love is in the arts. This multi-talented performer is equally comfortable in front of the camera and on stage. In the acclaimed web series by OS TV Ltd, he starred as the lead character in “Embarrassing Choices”, The Phone Number”, True Lies” and “Wrong Decision”. You may also recognize him “Mike and Molly”, BET’s, “The Quad” or from The CW’s “Dynasty”. Keep an eye on this rising model and actor. He’s got big plans to go far.
Tiana Davis is a multi-faceted and talented creator within the entertainment industry, with strength in a multitude of complementary arenas. With over five years of combined experience as a model, host, producer, and personality this amazing woman is passionate, compassionate, relatable, and authentic. You may recognize her as one of the on-camera hosts/personalities of the YouTube sensation ‘The Lipstick Series”, which currently has over 28 million views and 150,000+subscribers. Or as a model representing top brands like Nike, Jordan (Global Campaign), Asics, Honda (National Commercial), MTV; HBO (TrueBlood); Sofi and American Greetings. As a producer, Tiana has created two podcasts, both geared towards empowerment, black culture, and living your truth. Tiana is also a 2016 Olympic Qualifier.
Tyfani Carrington is one of our newest cast members, born and raised in the D.C area. She is a natural-born actress who starred in the acclaimed series, “One Sunday Morning” as “Linda Howard” in “He Touched Me” and in the blockbuster hit dinner theater production of “The Last Supper” she played “Mary”. This talented woman of God also received her 2nd Master’s degree at Liberty University in the study of Christian Ministry & Theology. Now she is the co-pastor at “Divine Liberty Center”, which was founded by her husband, Desmond Carrington.