Meet The Team
Yvonne Orji - Creator/Writer/Executive Producer
As a first generational Nigerian-American, Yvonne grew up believing she was going to be a medical doctor, until she discovered that the sight, smell and taste of blood was no bueno! Oh, and flunking organic chemistry didn't help either. Not one to disappoint her immigrant parents, Yvonne decided to settle on a compromise: Grad School. While earning her Masters in Public Health, she entered the Miss Nigeria In America Pageant. A week before the competition, she realized she didn't have a talent (and tribal dancing was out of the question), so she did the only logical thing there was to do: pray. The response came back: "do comedy." Left with little options and an expensive Macy's bill, (pageant dresses are not cheap!), she did just that...comedy. And thus a dream, a career, and a script were born. The First Gen Show is loosely based off Yvonne's comedy material and real-life experiences.
Marquita Bradley - Producer
Marquita Bradley is a dynamic author, speaker and casting director. Since releasing her debut book, "Lessons From My Twenties," Marquita has been sought after to speak at colleges and businesses nationwide. As a Casting Director, she's cast shows for networks including TLC, OWN and Discovery, as well as the Tyler Perry produced film, Peeples, and Abduction, which was directed by John Singleton. Prior to casting, Marquita had a thriving career in the field of marketing, working at top US companies such as GE and Ogilvy. She is an Honors graduate of Howard University, with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.
Katherine Oyegun - Producer
Kay, as she is affectionately known, is an absolutely talented writer, hysterical human being and also a by-product of Nigerian parents who imigrated to America. A graduate of the University of Pittsburg and the University of Southern California's MFA program, Kay currently works in comedy development at ABC Studios (even though she swears she's more drama than humor... we don't buy it either!)