Canadian Black Entertainment (CBE) came together out of this collective shared desire to create, celebrate and promote Canadian Black artistry. We aim to do that by collaborating on multidimensional, quality entertainment productions.
We started demonstrating this collaboration by cross-promoting and mutually supporting our individual productions. It is enabling us to grow and share our audiences and to raise awareness of the amount of talent and entertainment available we have right here!
Meet Our Team
Quisha was born to sing and entertain. She grew up in a Jamaican/Canadian home listening to Reggae, Motown, Gospel, R&B, then entered the jazz program at Humber College in the mid ’90s. From there she embarked upon her dream of performing with well-known musicians, which took her to exciting overseas hotel engagements. Since then, Quisha has sung in many parts of Asia, Europe, North America, and Caribbean.
Quisha is the President of QW Productions, Vice-President of Collective Music Nation, Founder of Canadian Black Entertainment, Co-Founder of Dandelions in the Wind (a musical on Anti-Racism) and Chairperson of Whitchurch-Stouffville Prayer Breakfast. Her most noteworthy achievement is her role as mom to a teenage son.
With a bright personality and strong emotive vocal abilities, Quisha is one of Toronto’s most sought-after session vocalists. She also performs regularly at corporate gigs. Currently living in the GTA, Quisha is well established in the tight-knit music industry. She is a phenomenal and expressive vocalist who also inspires others to live out their dreams.
Joan Pierre has had a multi-faceted career, encompassing: consulting in the public and private sectors; producer, event planning, production and stage management; marketing and communications; artistic and creative direction. She has played a leadership role in the design, planning and implementation of events such as Caribana, the African Heritage Music Festival (New Orleans), University of Toronto Faculty of Law 50th reunion, Afro Anglican Conference, African Canadian Achievement Awards, Ethnic Studies Conference at York University; and Cuttin’ Style Fashion Show. Joan spent 12 years at Bell Canada in supervisory and management positions, and has also developed a certificate program in Event Planning and Event Management for the Continuing Education Division at York University in Toronto. She holds a Diploma in Production/Stage Management, Television Arts, from Ryerson University.
LFM MANAGMENT (Nia Cole)
Love For Music Management (formerly known as Sistahs’ Choice Event Managment Co.) is a professional Event Management Company based in Toronto, ON since 2000. They have conceptualized and conducted a variety of live shows and events.
They offer services such as Event Planning of Private Events• Event Production• Entertainment Live Shows• Promotional Events• Product Launch• Social Events • Themed Parties and Special Occasions, Community Events, Vendors Marketplace.
A consummate singer/songwriter and mainstay of the Toronto music scene, Niacole has moonlighted with a variety of Toronto-based R&B, Pop music, and Reggae bands including Sensation Band and Leejahn. In 2009, Niacole released her first single smash, “Took My Love for Granted” (Cancer Music Productions/Ras Vibe Records) and recently, recorded her own rendition of “Ooh Baby Baby” made famous by Linda Ronstadt.
Niacole’s fondest memories on stage was in 2011 when she opened for a multi-platinum recording artist, The Manhattans (Let’s Just Kiss and Say Goodbye) and Tevin Campbell. She also played opening act for reggae pioneers: Beres Hammond, John Holt, Anthony Cruz and Taurus Riley. Locally, Niacole has shared stage with Canada’s very own, Liberty Silver, Jay Harmony, Jon-iee Soul and Visionary to name a few.
Morgan began his career as a spoken word artist in 1993. He is the founder of Up From The Roots Entertainment, which was established in 1994 to promote the positive artistic contributions of African Canadian and urban influenced artists. He received both the African Canadian Achievement Award for Youth Achievement, and the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1998. Morgan has self-published two chapbooks and three full volumes of his poetry.
As a producer, Morgan has now produced over 100 events, the largest of which are the annual spoken word concerts When Brothers Speak and When Sisters Speak, and the Toronto International Poetry Slam on Labour Day weekend each year.
Morgan collaborated with Driftwood Studios to film Three Knocks, a ten-minute film based on his domestic violence poem of the same name, which premiered at the 2006 Reel World Film Festival in Toronto.
Morgan was the host of Diasporic Music, a monthly spoken word show on CKLN-FM, and is an advice columnist in the free daily paper, 24 Hours, in Toronto. He is also a Toronto regional representative on the Board of Directors for Spoken Word Canada, and is an active member of the Spoken Word Arts Network (SWAN).
Morgan was nominated as the candidate of the New Democratic Party in Scarborough North for the 2018 Ontario general election. He placed second, to the incumbent Progressive Conservative candidate, Raymond Cho.
Over the last decade, vocalist Gina P has been using her soulfully rich-toned voice to entertain and engage Toronto area audiences accompanied by top area musicians within the R&B, Neo-soul and jazz live music scenes. She is complimented for her harmonies, versatility and range.
Growing up on Detroit radio and influenced by R&B, funk, Neo-soul and jazz legends, Gina P’s silky warmth creates feel-good vibes and a memorable experience with her personal touch on crowd-pleasing favourites.
Lisa Michelle Cornelius is a Toronto-based actor & singer, with an international career in theatre, television, music & film.
Lisa Michelle’s artistic voice is also expressed as a songwriter and recording artist. She has two independently-released R&B albums (This Moment and Love Lessons), and has performed her original music at music festivals across Canada including Canadian Music Week, Irie Music Fest and the world-renowned Montreal Jazz Festival.
Orange Moon Entertainment brings dynamic arrangements of rich vibes and dazzling harmonies for the music-loving crowd. Our passion is bringing you Neo Soul, R&B and Jazz-themed performances that excite, inspire and entertain! (formerly “Influenced Tribute Shows”) has produced a number of tribute shows in the city of Toronto over the last 5 years, celebrating R&B, Neo Soul & Jazz legends past and present! Some venues included the Jazz Bistro, Lula Lounge, the Distillery District and more. We’re open to taking this show on the road!
I started this initiative back in May 2018 by a simple phone call. I made some calls and everyone I spoke to said Yes! The once a month meeting at first were called Meeting of the Minds and soon after we changed the name to Canadian Black Entertainment. This idea came about after seeing and reading about poorly promoted, not well attended events in Toronto especially within the Black Community. American artists were brought to Toronto to perform and then refusing to perform due to reasons I am not privy to, leaving Canadian Audiences frustrated and speaking out on social media. Bottomline, there is so much incredible artists right under our nose; and so, it caused me to reach out to what I believe are some of Toronto’s greatest producers that are doing very well, to help show that “many hands make light work” and by us working together we can create something bigger and better! For the entertainment scene that appreciates our artistry.
Quisha Wint, Founder of CBE