Originally published on The Industry Cosign January 6, 2015
Africa Miranda is a busy woman these days. Besides being a brand ambassador for Creme of Nature, she is also a cast member on the reality TV show, The New Atlanta. The shows features professional women in the Southern hotspot seeking career fulfillment and love. The entrepreneur knows how to balance her career and make it happen for her brand.
The Industry Cosign was able to catch up with her to talk how she’s become a brand ambassador and pursued interests in entertainment.
How did the situation come up with you becoming a brand ambassador for Crème of Nature?
I was one of the models that launched Creme of Nature’s Argan Oil line a few years ago. It was a great jumping off point for my career. When they approached me about taking the role as brand ambassador it felt like the perfect fit.
What duties and roles comes with being a brand ambassador?
I help bring awareness and represent the brand in all forms of media as well as public appearances.
Being an entrepreneur, what do you think it takes to be a successful one? How would someone know that they can be a good business owner?
I think it takes great vision and also great patience to be a successful entrepreneur. You have to have vision to see the dream in nothing and the patience to stay on the journey and see it through to fruition.
What made you pursue the career you eventually landed in?
I’ve been involved in the arts since I was a very small child. I knew early on that it was my calling and wanted to be involved in every aspect and learn as much about the entertainment business as I could.
What would you tell someone who came to you for advice on how to pursue a career in the entertainment field?
Be prepared to work very hard for a very long time. Be consistent and respect and honor your craft.
Tell us about The New Atlanta, what is the show about and how did you become involved and what is your role on the show?
It is a docu-drama following 5 singles as we navigate our careers and personal lives. I was recommended to producers by a close friend and the rest they say is history! I’m one of the main cast members and viewers are able to be a part of the ups and downs of my attempts to balance my career pursuits and personal life.
What else are you currently working on are have in the works?
In addition to being the brand ambassador for Creme of Nature, I can also be seen in multiple national commercials, as well as various magazine features.
Any regrets? If you can do something over again, what would it be and why? And how would you do it differently this time?
No regrets! I’m thankful for every experience I’ve had that’s led me to this point.