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College Park’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageATL is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Atlanta’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out College Park’s rising stars below.

Langston B

Before finally putting some vocals on a track, I was a young individual attending Springbrook high. Surrounded by many talented kids who weren’t aware of their true potential. I’ve always been a fan of music and was told by someone that “If you know good music, you can make good music”. After hearing that statement, I finally entered the studio at one of my friend’s houses and got behind the microphone. Read more>>

Shana Homer

My business started off as only a hair company selling blonde (613) hair. I failed miserably the first time around. My marketing strategies were not good and I was having the most trouble gaining clientele. Fear was another setback for me. My original launch was in the summer of 2019. After realizing my mistakes as an entrepreneur, I stopped business and began making a business plan. Months later in my second semester of my sophomore year in college at Savannah State University my plan was put into action. Read more>>

G-Wade

Wade Works Studios started in 1998 as a drawing of what I envisioned the studio to look like. But because music had always been my background, I dedicated my time and energy into becoming a successful hip hop artist. Having gained local and regional success, I still felt the tugging of opening up a production studio. Not knowing how or where to start, my journey and career eventually led me to relocate from Washington, DC to Atlanta, GA in 2004. Read more>>

Taylor Vohs

I started in this industry when I was about 13 or 14. I used to visit my uncles in Los Angeles (both of whom are in the industry) in the summer, and they were quick to put me to work. Pulling cable, or helping move gear around the shop or set. I loved it because it was fun work, and I got paid a little cash from the crew at the end of the day. Fast forward about 15 years and I was in my last year of contract with the Marine Corps. Read more>>

Azhané Pontoo

I will always have my love for music but I also wanted to do more than just that. I thought about how black woman that’s like me and always had a hard time with there skin, lips, etc. so I said why not make some of the things my grandmother use to make from her remedies for soft skin and lips. So knowing me I will perform all day and night and my skin is oily and rough in a way and it got kinda aggravating so, I decided to make Vogue Beauty with my partner. Read more>>

Nzali Scales

I am the founder and chef of Zaza’s Kitchen. Zaza’s Kitchen is a lifestyle brand that strives to merge health-centered recipes with food education to empower people to become more comfortable and confident in the kitchen. While the kitchen is a daunting place for some, I use my expertise and guidance to help people in their cooking journey. My mission is to empower people to realize their own potential as a chef through teaching my own original recipes in virtual private cooking classes. Read more>>

Khalani Simon

Khalani started at six months old doing pageants. Over the years, she has progressed tremendously with modeling, her own clothing line, acting, & launching her own rap career. She has flourished at just five years old dominating social media platforms! Very little and petite but her determination shows. Read more>>

Jeffrey White

I relocated and moved to Atlanta in 2016 and loved it ever since. It’s very easy to lose sight of main objective when you move to a bigger city, and that’s exactly what was happening to me. Someone close noticed that I had developed a complacent mindset so they suggested that I attend bartending school. I’ve always been an alcohol enthusiast for as long as I can remember therefore I jumped into it immediately. Read more>>

DJ HercOnDaBeat

When I was in high school, I never thought that I would ever be a DJ, I’ve always been the person you would’ve thought would go off and play sports. I went off to college and attended the university of west Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia with aspirations to become a school teacher, but it all changed when I found a love for Djing. It all really came out of nowhere and I really wasn’t taking it serious at first. When time past by through college, I really wasn’t focused on school anymore and Putting all my attention on perfecting my craft and becoming a better dj. So I ended up dropping out of college, yeah I had second thoughts about my decision but I felt like I was doing the right thing. Read more>>

Briana Cathcart

She Hustle was founded by myself, Briana Cathcart, an Atlanta native. I founded this brand in May of 2018, just at the age of 22. I decided to start my own business after I had been laid-off from my job at the time due to having a miscarriage that caused me to miss “too many” workdays. I felt as though NO WOMAN should be “punished” for the NATURAL hardships we endure which led to led to my journey of entrepreneurship. Read more>>

Mari Jane

Living in South Fulton County during the height of the carjacking period, I found myself a victim of one during the early morning hours one day in February 2018. And while the jacker, wasn’t able to take my car, because I unconsciously took keys with me to the gas pump to remove the nozzle from the car, it was a scary event to say the least. From the time I walked from the driver’s side door to the rear of my car, the car jacker was in my car with the doors locked. It all happened so fast. Read more>>

Kalessia Chester

I moved to Atlanta ten years ago from Mississippi. I was looking for something new, a fresh start if you will. After arriving, they do over didn’t seem so fresh and there was still something lacking. I knew that lack was internally for me. I’ve always loved fashion and have a high turn over rate in clothes (as my former hairstylist would say,) and when I would once give bags and bags of clothes away (I still donate,) I decided to start consigning them via Instagram. Read more>>

Shaquierra Brown

Growing up, I’d always been head strong in my pursuit of wanting something different than the regular 9-5 job life. I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur but I didn’t know what it was that I was going to create. Freshman year of college at Hampton University in VA, I started getting into blogging and YouTube. I had a blog site called Satisfashion20 where, I talked about college fashion trends and a YouTube page that I shared with my friend. Read more>>

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