Last Saturday, acclaimed actress, entrepreneur, and style icon Nzinga Imani participated in The Plus Strut in Atlanta, Georgia. Known as “the curviest 5k on the planet,” The Plus Strut stands out as the first-ever 5k run/walk for plus-size women in North America.
Nzinga remains a strong advocate for black plus-sized women in entertainment and consistently stands up for body positivity. Similarly, The Plus Strut provides a safe space for competitors of all sizes with uplifting energy and unwavering encouragement. As such, Nzinga’s participation represented a powerful moment.
Ahead of the event, Nzinga went on Instagram Live with Justyn Joy, the creator of The Plus Strut, to spark further interest. Nzinga commented, “I will always ride with The Plus Strut. The community pulled me up at a time when it could’ve gone either way. I will always appreciate y’all.”
Not to mention she also appears on a panel for the TV ONE premiere of Asking For AFriend.
Stay tuned for more news and announcements from Nzinga Imani coming soon!
About Nzinga Imani
Nzinga Imani asserts herself as a multidimensional force, shining as not only an actress, but as an entrepreneur and style icon. However, she stands out the most as a trailblazer. Her bold personality defines key roles in the likes of Tyler Perry’s Zatima and Sistas as well as her very own clothing line NiMANi. No matter what she does, she always lets her voice be heard—as loudly as possible. Hailing from Atlanta, mom worked in accounting and dad did real estate. Acareer in the arts may have felt foreign to the family, but not to Nzinga. As a first-generation Guyanese-American, she adopted a tireless work ethic. She eventually studied theater in college. She learned the ins and outs of the craft, gaining skills as a makeup artist and designer. Building a following on social media, she landed partnerships with brands such as Fashion to Figure, Fashion Nova, and more. Inspired by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Kristin Chenoweth, Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Anniston, and Viola Davis, she poured all of her energy into acting. She went from online shows in college such as Dream, The Urban Musical, which generated millions of views across platforms, to a role in the film Curves—produced by BET and Issa Rae’sColorCreative. Major credits followed such as her turn as Dawn in the BET+ Original Series All The Queen’s Men. Tyler Perry created the character of Angela for her in Zatima and Sistas, attracting a global fan base and critical acclaim. Next up, she not only starred in, but also produced the upcoming Friendzone in addition to joining Taye Diggsin an upcoming feature.