2022 future maker

Devale Ellis

Iconic and Influential

Former NFL player turned actor, Devale Ellis is lighting up the screen as a series regular in the #1 cable TV drama series, Tyler Perry’s “Sistas,” and is now a lead in his own Sistas spinoff show, “Zatima.” 


The Dreamer’s Journey

Each week, Devale and Kahdeen, one of the internet’s favorite couples, cohost their Dead Ass podcast, revealing personal truths about love, sex and marriage, and inspiring their listeners to level up in their own lives. 


Future Greatness

Devale also aims to inspire the next generation with his #1 Amazon bestselling children’s book — “The Ellises & The Time Machine: Why Do We Have to Say Black Lives Matter?” — that can teach kids how to Dream in Black. 

Black Future Makers of 2022

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