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Abiola Abrams
Born Abiola Wednesday Abrams
Occupation author, filmmaker, TV personality
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Abiola Abrams (born 1976) is an American TV host, art filmmaker, and author.[1][2]



She is currently the host of The Best Shorts,[1] Black Entertainment Television's (BET) indie film showcase and competition.[2] She is the author of Dare, a retelling of Faust set in the hip hop world. Abiola also appears on My Two Cents, a panel-style show also on her network's Centric, formerly BET J. She has hosted or co-hosted such shows as the syndicated The Source: All Access, Source Magazine's hip hop show, and Chat Zone, an HBO interstitial talk show billed as Politically Incorrect for the MTV set, and appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show as a part of his red carpet interview coverage of The 2007 BET Awards in Los Angeles.

In Spring 2009, she was featured as one of the eight women "struggling to find love" on VH1's reality television show Tough Love.


Her mini-films, documentaries, and plays have been shown and performed in galleries, festivals, theaters, and museums throughout the US, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.


Her writing is featured in playwright/activist Eve Ensler's current anthology A Memory, A Monologue a Rant and A Prayer (ISBN 9780345497918) alongside such writers as Maya Angelou, Edward Albee, Alice Walker, and Edwidge Danticat. In addition, essays by Abiola Abrams will be featured in the upcoming anthologies Behind the Bedroom Door, edited by Paula Derrow, and Dirty Words: An Encyclopedia of Sex, edited by Ellen Sussman. Abiola Abrams is the founder of The Goddess Factory, a fun, inspirational movement to motivate and empower primarily women, but also people of all backgrounds, culturally, emotionally, politically and sexually. Dare (ISBN 1-4165-4166-7, ISBN 978-1-4165-4166-0), her debut novel, was published by Simon and Schuster on December 11, 2007.[1]


She is a first generation Guyanese-American who was raised in New York City. Abrams earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College.[3]

Abrams is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


  1. ^ a b c "Abiola Abrams Biography". Simon & Schuster.  
  2. ^ a b "The Biography".  
  3. ^ Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. International Membership Directory. 2004. pp. 2.  

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