Demetria Obilor (Erik Umphery photo)

Demetria Obilor is a television personality and host who is seen often on screen showcasing her award-winning smile and vibrant personality. Known for working on-air the past several years in major markets such as Dallas, Las Vegas, and Kansas City, Obilor is becoming an even bigger success with her own talk show on Revolt TV called “Black Girl Stuff.”

“Black Girl Stuff” is a Gen Z-oriented talk show that welcomes cultural influencers and celebrity guest to weigh in on important Gen Z issues in a female-driven, and unapologetically Black way.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Sentinel, Demetria Obilor got to discuss her approximate ten-year career on-air, as well as the new talk show that she co-hosts with friends Brii Renee, Akilah Ffriend, and Tori Brixx

“Black Girls Stuff is really awesome,” Obilor said. “This is just a great opportunity to connect with audiences that have really never been targeted before in a linear fashion, in this kind of way. We’re working with Revolt, where we can truly be ourselves, and I think it’s really exciting because our rawest opinion is what’s encouraged.

She continued, “I’m a millennial, and I feel like my demographic wants that uncut truth. They want to know who they’re seeing on television. I mean, really know everything about them. So, we’re giving our opinions on issues about things from Black children’s mental health, the importance of Black fathers in a household, the Black woman’s pay gap, colorism to getting flewed up out. The show gives a 360-view on Black womanhood and Black life.”

Obilor hosts a Gen Z-oriented talk show. (Erik Umphery photo)

Each host within the show looks completely different than the other, and has a completely different background and upbringing than the other.

“I just think it’s awesome that Revolt is taking this opportunity to highlight Black women in this way. All of my cohosts are Black, coming from different grounds. I am Nigerian American—my father’s Nigerian and my mother’s White—so I bring a biracial perspective into things as well. My cohost, Akela, is a first-generation immigrant, coming from Jamaica.”

Demetria continued, “Everybody’s got a very unique story, and I feel like, you know, if you can’t relate to one of us, I’m sure you’ll find some common ground with another one of the co-hosts. I think that’s what’s made the show really successful.”

Demetria spent years working on the sports side of television, so when asked what made her want to make a switch, she responded that “you go where the wind takes you in this business.”

“I love sports, and it’s never to far,” she shared. “[Black Girls Stuff] is an amazing opportunity where I get to talk about all sorts of things. We haven’t spoken about sports, specifically, but the show lends itself to sports in a more socialized context.

“So, it wouldn’t be farfetched for us to tackle an issue like what’s going with Brittney Griner, for example. A Black woman being imprisoned in Russia, and the unfair treatment that she’s received, and then, of course, that echoing back home in America and what that symbolizes. And so, I mean, we’ll get to it. You know, whatever is topical we get to it.”

However, while she’s not working in sports news right now, Obilor did share that her experience their allowed her to earn her voice. During her tenure in Dallas, Texas, Obilor spent time working as an anchor in many different fields. There she was able to grow a fanbase, and move her audience to social media where she became even more popular.

“I feel like I’ve cultivated a safe place on social media where people can come and share their opinions. I do have a large following on Instagram. And I feel like some of the topics that I post, I mean, whether you’re a baby boomer, if you’re a Gen Z, you if you’re still in high school, whatever, we can all come here and share ideas. And I think people relish the opportunity to do that.”

Obilor’s show, “Black Girl Stuff,” airs on Revolt TV. (Erik Umphery photo)

Demetria’s greatest hopes are that everyone finds a way to be themselves, especially young girls. She actively tries to be an example of this, especially through “Black Girl Stuff.”

“…It’s something that you don’t often see on television, just something as simple as feeling like you’re going to have to perm your hair or chemically alter some part of you that is so natural, or, you know, maybe you have a more curvier figure and you’re not used to seeing those kinds of women on television and all your life, you’ve been told that maybe you’re not slim enough, or you don’t fit the prototype.”

She continues, “And I just feel like this show completely counteracts that. I mean, because there’s truth in that it is a very difficult business, working on television, if you don’t fit this traditional standard of beauty. But I feel like, in this show, you see women who look totally different. I mean, you see us changing our hairstyles all the time, rocking our natural hair, all of these kinds of things. And I think that it can be really inspiring, because there were times for me when I was growing up, where it really would have done me some good to see people who look like me working on television..”

Changing the mold instead of fitting into one is something that can only be done through influence and action. Through her platform, influence, and creating a safe space for all, Obilor does just that.

You can watch “Black Girl Stuff” on Revolt TV’s app or online: For more information about Demetria Obilor, check out her Instagram @demetriaobilor.