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Decorated Thespians Round Out Cast Of Alonge Hawes’s ‘Black On Both Sides’


Two powerhouse talents have been added to Alonge Hawes’s Seeka.tv original series Black On Both Sides; Lasada Lloyd (Confusion Of Love, Crap & Cake) and Claudette Alexander-Thomason (The Amen Corner) have officially joined the production, rounding out the main ensemble.

Black On Both Sides has been described as a story of “Young African American millennials who are attempting to exist in a setting where blackness must come secondary to business.” The series will explore themes of Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Pan-Africanism, and the ever-evolving meaning of blackness in a post-Obama administration America.

Lasada Lloyd will play Nefertiti Bridges, the estranged girlfriend of Anansi Moor (Alonge Hawes) and the mother of his daughter. Anansi and Nefertiti were once deeply in love, a love Anansi hopes to rekindle. Nefertiti however, cannot sanction Anansi’s lifestyle of manipulation and lies and refuses to entrust him with either her heart or loyalty while he insists on living on the precipice of a criminal. Claudette Alexander-Thomason will play Mama Freeya. A respected communal leader, activist, and teacher who runs her own charter school ‘Shabazz Shule’.

Lasada Lloyd, an actress, model, and spoken-word poet, is best known for her role of Tiffany in the independent feature Crap & Cake. She is the recipient of ATL’s Hottest Actors award as well as placing first in Ms. Rock The Runway 2019 competition. Other credits include the stage play ‘Father I Stretch My Hands To Thee, Confusion Of Love, and Reach: Webseries.

Claudette Alexander Thomason is best known for her portrayal of Sister Moore in The Theatre In The Square’s production of James Baldwin’s award winning play ‘The Amen Corner”.  An accomplished author, Alexander-Thomason was included in the anthology novel Women Who Win. In addition to acting and writing, Alexander-Thomason also presently serves Professor Of English at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.

Black On Both Sides is expected to premiere this fall on Seeka.tv; a next generation curated platform providing access to the most popular and critically acclaimed independent web series across the globe. The platform boasts nearly 2,000 episodes across more than 150 shows. Seeka.tv offers free viewership from both its online source as well as apps available on iOS, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Android.  Jairus Burks (Greenwood, Blue Collar Hustle, CreamXCoffee) will serve as Director Of Photography. Alonge Hawes, in addition to serving as Creator/Director, will serve as Show-Runner for the series. Hawes will executive produce the project alongside George Reese (Utopia Planitia). Jamal Mcclendon, Shani Hawes, and Rodderick Fedd will serve as producers.

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