Issa Rae is doing big things. The actress was recently named as an ambassador for the 2022 American Black Film Festival.
The Insecure creator expressed her feelings about the news in a statement. She said, “I’m honored to be this year’s Festival Ambassador. ABFF was the first major festival to showcase my work and they continue to elevate Black creatives from the ground level. It’s also fun as hell.”
Nicole Friday, the Festival Producer and President of ABFF Ventures LLC also added, “It has been amazing to watch Issa shatter ceilings with her incredible sensibility to storytelling and her astounding achievements in the industry. We have been admirers of her work from the early days and salute her for remaining authentic and never forgetting the importance of elevating the next generation of emerging artists.”
Along with becoming an ambassador for the ABFF, Rae will also be debuting her upcoming series Rap S**t at the end of the event.
As reported by The Root, the show is subjected around the rap duo the City Girls but will tell the story of “two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna (Aida Osman), and Mia (KaMillion) who reunite to form a rap group.”
The ABFF will be held in Miami Beach on June 15-19. Congratulations to Issa Rae.