Thursday, March 23, 2017

I play PATTERSON!


Hey guys,

I know, I know I don't blog as often as I use to I think Instagram is to blame, lol. But if you're reading this, thank you for being loyal to this blog and I have some new news!! Well 'newish' lol

STREAMING NOW on AMAZON PRIME the 2nd and Final season of HAND OF GOD and I'm honored to be in the SERIES FINALE EPISODE!




I will never forget booking this job, I cried like a baby. Each year my very thoughtful friends and family begin asking me what my birthday plans are and, since becoming an actor, I always respond by saying 'Hopefully I'll be working'. Listen it only sounds odd if you aren't an actor lol. We don't work everyday but we work everyday. What I mean is, I can literally count the number of days I'm on set each year. So Last year, like years prior, I prayed for work and God said YES when I booked this beautiful role just days before my birthday. I play Patterson a Med School drop out turned crime world underground medical go to gal.  This on set experience was training ground! I felt like I was in a masters class. This is the only co-star role I've booked where I had a producer session audition and the producer was the creator and writer oh and director and he was brilliant. I wasn't anticipating the attention to detail and the respect for the actors creative vision and I should've because it's representative of the creative integrity of the show. 

In short, please watch the series and expect to see me in the very last episode and I think it's my best on screen performance yet. Tell me what you think! You guys know I like to have a little edge ;-) 

Thanks so much for your continued support, encouragement and for watching and praying me along this journey!

"The proof is in the sacrifice"

NIKIVA DIONNE


Sunday, January 15, 2017

NEW SERIES!


Hey Guys, 

Happy New Year and Happy NEW SERIES!!!

Some of you guys may remember a skit series I created, when I first began acting, entitled 
Definitely Not The 1

Well we repackaged the series, re shot the original episodes, shot NEW episodes and they are STREAMING NOW
 on a brand new platform called MACXdigital

Click the link below to watch episodes!

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Official Series Trailer!

Please be sure to follow 
so you don't miss an episode, BTS footage or any of the promo videos we had such a great time shooting!

New Episodes are released every other THURSDAY!

ohhh, if you want to know what that extremely dope song is playing in the trailer it's
SABI singing her track 'ONE' which is the title track for the 
Definitely Not The 1 series!

Special thank you to everyone who watches, shares and gives me their feedback. I created, wrote, directed and starred in this series and your support truly means the world to me. I just want to make you laugh and show you that your dreams are valid!!

Thanks again
"The Proof is in the Sacrifice"
NIKIVA DIONNE

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Actor Milestone- Hello NBC!


Hey Guys, 

  I wanted to share another actor milestone with you. Taping this show was a full circle moment for me. I'd read this script during a time when I wasn't working, It was so slow for me that I was 'creating' work for myself. I was reading scripts, I was getting on camera daily, I was sowing seeds that only God knew I was sowing and a little over a year later, this was a moment of harvest. I auditioned for the first time for this casting office and for this show, that I'd loved before it ever had a cast attached to it, and I booked and had an opportunity to tell an incredible team of actors how proud and inspired I am by their work. This was humbling, exciting and so perfectly aligned in God. 


  I pray I inspire someone into their purpose. I pray someone will read my words and say she is on assignment. I pray I never give a false perception of this business.  I pray I have an opportunity to use my platform for a purpose. I pray my work makes it easier for someone else to reach further than I.


Thanks for your continued support!!

"The proof is in the Sacrifice"
           Nikiva Dionne
         @nikivadionne

Monday, October 31, 2016

HEAD SHOT PROMO (DISCOUNT CODE INCLUDED)

Hey Guys,

  It's been awhile since I've shared a great headshot promo with you and this one comes in good timing.  As the year comes to a close, it's a great time to refresh some of your favorite shots, to get a new look that you may be missing and also to give your team some new ammunition.  Those are the exact reasons I decided to get a headshot shoot in and I'm so extremely pleased with my decision to shoot with www.photosbyjamaal.com 

First off- Look at this headshot!



Secondly- You can't fathom the professionalism that this team offers. I'm NOT easily impressed. I'm very organized and I pride myself on effective communication and efficiently using my time. This photos by Jamaal team, left me speechless. 

PROS: 
  • Prior to arrival I received an email and convo about my looks, intentions for the shoot and what to bring and/or expect day of shooting. 
  • Upon arriving the full team was present, had already been briefed on our goals for the shoot and were ready to communicate how we would move in between looks and locations. 
  • They were flexible with my hair 'realities' and we adjusted the schedule accordingly without missing a beat
  • Jamaal is the most patient, inviting, professional, fun and well LISTENED male and photographer I've ever met, lol. 
  • I felt comfortable, I felt like I had all the time in the world, I felt like my vision was totally understood and I knew we would get the shots I wanted as a result.
  • This may be a con-  we actually got too many shots!!!! My team went crazy, they picked so many images, lol.
  • Jamaal also got me the images within two days and the edits were done super quick as well. My team even picked some shots and said they didn't need edits. 
  • Editing: Jamaal listened to my request and the edits only needed to be done once. 
  • This team is a well oiled machine! Everyone supported each other seamlessly and it put me at ease immediately. 



CONS:
  • The studio didn't have much toilet paper lol 
  • My other shots no longer look good next to these shots, lol.
 In short, I'm happy and so is my team and this experience was worth sharing! 


ALSO, if you guys want to shoot with Jamaal, 
 mention this blog or promo code [NIKIVA2016] 
you will get 30% off of ANY package offered. 

Happy Q4 
"The proof is in the Sacrifice" 
Nikiva Dionne


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Secrets and Lies- AIRING NOW



Last Sunday my character TINA SAWYER was introduced on ABC's Season 2 of
 Secrets and Lies
Please watch the next episode to learn more about Tina's relationship with Warner. 



Thanks so much for your continued support, prayers and encouragement. I'm so humbled to share this journey with you guys and I pray I inspire someone into their purpose.

"The Proof is in the Sacrifice"
       Nikiva Dionne


Monday, August 8, 2016

It's My 6 Year Dreamaversary

Hey Guys,

    I was tempted to make a video about my ' 6th year DREAM-aversary' but I decided to write. I've been writing less for my personal blog as of late but there was a time when blogging was an outlet I desperately needed; Blogging was therapy. In case you aren't familiar with my post, my name is NIKIVA DIONNE and I 'anniversarize' EVERYTHING, lol. But this one in particular is more than special. Biblically the number 8 signifies NEW BEGINNINGS and in perfect God fashion on 8/8/10 God called me into my NEW BEGINNING. I left my career and followed my purpose. I couldn't believe that all my life that small whisper was God calling me into my purpose. I had no idea, thank God He loved me through my ignorance and waited on me. However as scripture states in
John 4:17 
Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

   Once I KNEW, I obeyed. 

   There were things that made me 'usable to God'. I'd had a job since I was 12 years old. He knew I loved working and I worked in excellence in every environment. He knew that I had no problem working to pay for my luxury apartment and luxury vehicle. I was a good and faithful steward over what 'I knew I had'. God saw how faithful and diligent I was to my earthly boss, how reliable and passionate I was. God then revealed the fullness of who I was to me.  He called me out of my comfort zone and asked me if He could be my boss. He didn't violate the free will, He gives all of us. However, He made me uncomfortable in my comfort zone. He revealed that even after a raise, even after a promotion, even after working so hard I'd never be appreciated and ultimately be fulfilled; then He revealed to me the possibility of life under new management and I said YES! I've said yes everyday over and over again, no matter what my 'reality' was/is because I know the God I serve could not tell a lie. 

  I had no idea the amount of purging God would have to do in and around me before He would be able to use me. I honestly thought that leaving my job was the hardest thing He would ask me to do, lol. NOT SO! But what I soon learned was that my YES, allowed him to create in and around me the environment conducive to what He will ultimately do through me. I was a mess, I had no idea how 'bad' I looked/look, lol. I'm so humbled that my mess didn't stop God from choosing me. He reveals me to myself over and over again, He loves me enough to hide me in Him until I'm capable of being tried in the fire for Him.

         "When your WHY for doing something is strong enough, it makes your HOW TO obsolete."-JP

GOD is my WHY! That's HOW!

      Today, I feel like God gave me a brand new start size years ago. He gave me a chance to truly live. To be in the world and not of it. To walk in fullness and purpose. To learn through EXPERIENCE how to trust Him. My heart has been broken time and time again, my world has been utterly flipped upside down, my health has been attacked, my relationships have been destroyed, rebuilt, have ended, have been ripped away, my image of life has been totally abandoned and replaced with HIS WORD. I'm so humbled, I'm so grateful, I'm so in love, I'm so inspired and I'm so intentional about my relationship with Him that I will say Yes again and again even when He tells me no. I choose life.                                         
 John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.
 I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Today commemorates the best choice I ever made and today I choose AGAIN to trust HIM! Thank you for being apart of my journey. 

"The proof is in the sacrifice"
Nikiva Dionne


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Be apart of - Get Your Life Season 2

Hey Guys,

   I haven't been great at blogging lately. I've actually been blogging for a christian blog and I didn't realize it would drastically effect my presence on my personal blog. However, it's a ministry and I will remain obedient but I will also become more discipline at posting here!! With my apologies out of the way this entry is to say THANK YOU for your support and to ask for your support as well.

   So imagine I was in a film and you were going to the movies to buy a $12.00 ticket so you could support the film. But, I'm actually not in a movie in fact I'm in a really cool webseries that you can watch NOW on Issa Rae's You Tube channel called 'Get Your Life'. If you really love me you've already seen it and if you enjoyed season one, you will be SOOO PUMPED at the opportunity to be apart of the making of SEASON 2 by DONATING!!!

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Link to Donate BELOW!!


Thank you guys! For reading this. For supporting my journey and for recognizing the efforts of independent artist and using your coins to say, I want to see more of THIS! ALSO, RT'ing the above link on Twitter or posting on other social sites is also a big help in spreading the word. 

I'm grateful and I will talk to you guys soon, I promise!!

"The proof is in the Sacrifice"
Nikiva Dionne