Virginia State University alum Alisha Sellers, professionally known as China Lovelace, and Jackson State University alum, La’Janee have been tapped to host a new Shade Room spin-off radio-based show, The Shade Room Live Radio on Amp. 

China says The Shade Room Live Radio is focused on discussing current events, hot takes, and even a little celebrity tea, “but we aren’t focused on drama,” she noted.

The 1-hour format show has a weekly round-up of celebrity guests and has featured rapper and reality star Akbar V and Saucy Santana so far. The Roommates get to call in, ask questions to the celebrity guests and play games alongside China, La’Janee, and their co-host, actor Khleo Thomas. 

China says her time at VSU has helped prepare her for her career today.

“VSU changed my life in ways that I can’t explain. Working in radio will always be my first love, as it was my first introduction to the entertainment industry. Without the skill set that I learned at VSU’s radio station, WVST, and the time spent at VSU, I wouldn’t be where I am in my career today,” said China.

She hopes that hosting The Shade Room Live Radio will open more doors and opportunities for her to host events, do more correspondent work, and even have her own radio show one day.

For any HBCU student or graduate aspiring to work in media and entertainment, China encourages them to keep pursuing their goals.

“Start now! With all the access to social media, create your own lane and platform now. Even when the road is long, and it feels like success is not happening, keep going. Always bet on yourself and know everything will work together in God’s timing!”

Listen to The Shade Room Live Radio on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST by downloading the Amp mobile application.