Season Six: In Their Closet Featuring Tonya Kelley & Rechelle Nyanteh

What about your friends? Welcome back to Season Six, where we pick up on Friendships, Relationships and Love. I thought Valentine’s Day would be the best time to start the conversation. I am joined in the studio with my dear friends Tonya & Rechelle. We discuss friendships needing a break and coming to an end. We also discuss Season & Reasons, Protecting Your Peace and Finding Love on the Inside First.

Its a fun girl chat with lots of laughs, so please excuse the giggles. We only have five more episodes left before the last podcast! Tell me what you think by leaving us a message below or through social media.

XOXO, Elle


Season Six: In Their Closet Featuring Saba Haile

Saba Haile is a business owner and assist other entrepreneurs in the Houston area. Her bold personality and down to earth conversation was the spark that caught my attention on social media and in real life. Tonight, Saba shares her story of resilience and triumph providing hope to myself and the women who surround her. She shares the foundation that led to her change, including the books she read and the mindset she developed to transform her old views into the vision she has always pictured for her future.


Season Six: In Their Closet Featuring Shay Tatum

Shay Tatum joins us on the couch to discuss her organization, Pretty girls That Brunch, including the best, and worst, restaurants to visit for Sunday dining. PGTB gathers every Sunday for brunch, connecting women from all over Houston with great food and conversations.

Empowering Women To Have More Confidence And Providing Them With The Guidance For A Fulfilled Life And Booming Business to let their light shine.
Shay Tatum is a dedicated business owner focused on building connections and networking opportunities, and the founder of the breakout Facebook group, Pretty Girls That Brunch consisting of over 9000 members. PGTB gathers every Sunday for brunch, connecting women from all over Houston with great food and conversations.  She is also the founder of the nonprofit organization, Pretty Girlz Rock. Her organization focuses on opportunities and support for young girls ages 11 to 18. Pretty Girlz Rock provides mentoring, STEM workshops, and an extension organization, Pretty Girlz Can, provides support and scholarships for girls who have had cancer. Shay’s primary goal is to focus on the whole person, and if you build someone on the inside, then that light can shine for everyone to see. 


Season Six: In Their Closet Featuring Champagne Wives Podcast

Introducing Kelly & Nicole your hosts of the Champagne Wives Podcast

It’s a place where girlfriends can chat, laugh and hatch plans to conquer the world all while sipping champagne! 

Join us as I discuss with the ladies how their experiences as wives, mothers, entrepreneurs, and HR professionals have shaped and fueled their pursuit to have it all.  We talk about click bait, the salaciousness of podcasting and the passion at all cost. I also review some of their POPPING trending topics and newsworthy subjects of celebrities and their pour behavior. We hope you’ll add this new podcast to your list of things to listen to, wherever you find your favorite show. Cheers!


Season Six: In Their Closet Featuring April Grant & Troublesum

Welcome back to a new season, SEASON SIX! I am so proud of this podcast and all the women (and men) who have shared their stories on my platform! I want to go back, way back, and talk to the people who have helped me to become the woman that I am. This new season starts with my two sisters, actress April Grant and rapper Troublesum.

April Grant is an American Theater, Film, Television, and Voice Actress that was inspired to act at the age of eight by Robin Williams, John Ritter, Diahann Carroll, and Kim Fields. She started her acting career at the age of 37 after her only child graduated high school and went to Prairie View University . April enjoys volunteering in the community and is also an Inspirational Speaker. She currently resides in Houston, TX.

TroubleSum, The Teflon Diva, also known as Houston’s First Lady of Hip Hop, continues to be a contributing force to the growth of southern music and culture. The Fashion Forward emcee has received numerous awards and honors, representing her city everywhere she goes.  She has received coverage with top media outlets MTV, BET, VH1, Comedy Central and AllHipHop.com (where she’s been awarded the coveted Breeding Ground Artist title) . She’s also been bestowed the title of 2016 Best Female Rapper in Houston by The Houston Press, featured on Bun B‘s album “Trill OG“,  and has an impressive performance on the nationally distributed “Hip Hop Life” DVD along w/Young Jeezy and Rick Ross. With a future as bright as her winning smile, this artist has not forgotten her roots. She regularly donates her time, star power, and talent to non-profit organizations and charitable causes. 

We talk about their start in the industry, both musically and in television, and then discuss topics like GIRL CODE that will be the common thread in all upcoming episodes. Tune in, subscribe, rate and leave a comment.


Season Five: In Their Closet Featuring DJ X.O.

DJ X.O. joins me in the studio to discuss his hot new single, HOOD HOP. We discuss his career path to this new level of success and learn a lot of valuable lessons like never giving up on your dreams, as told by the Houston native himself.

The Houston music scene is known for its culture, unique sound, and extreme talent. The talent in Houston is undeniable, and there is a crucial force that has played a major part in working with Houston-based talent and national talent; he goes by the name of DJ XO (XO)

The Houston native has been described as a musically inclined mastermind by notable talent from all over the world. His ability to reach all genres of music has made him one of the most diverse producers. XO is one of the CEO’s of NoSleep MG (Music Group) which was created over 10 years ago. NoSleep is responsible for curating some of the top concerts, and special events in the country. They also work with upcoming producers, artists, and engineers. 

 Many may have seen XO djing for Kirko Bangz, Young Jeezy, T Grizzley, Lil Durk, and many others, but the multitalented DJ is also an artist and producer that has worked with some of the music industries top notables such as 2chainz, 21 Savage , Lil Uzi Vert, YFN Lucci, Lil Baby, Slim Thug, Lil Keke,  Dave east, Erica Banks, Jazze Pha, OTB Fastlane, Erica Banks, and Twysted Genius, to name a few.

In 2015, XO recorded “Pulled Off The Lot” featuring Sosaman & Rizzo which immediately took off and became the summer anthem. Achieving over 2 million views on Youtube, and heavy rotation on radio, the song took XO to another level as an artist. Off The Lot was literally Off The Charts as it was one of the leading records in over 10 markets with over 250+ spins a week for over a duration of 9 months. The record was #1 on Iheart Media- Houston for 18 weeks straight.  In 2015 XO released his 1st compilation project (XOLikeTheDrug) which featured Off the Lot

The talented artist/ producer signed a partnership deal with the legendary Rap-A-Lot Records in 2019, in which he also released several singles such as “Big Bank”. The single was featured in the film “Dear Frank” which starred actors Brian White, Torrie Hart, and Claudia Jordan. Since signing with Rap-A-Lot, XO has successfully had a college tour, been featured in various magazines, and worked with many artists. In Spring 2020, XO produced a chart-topping song for Moneybagg Yo & Blac Youngsta, 1,2,3. The song reached the top 10 on the Billboard Charts, and was certified Gold. 

Summer 2021, DJ XO announced his “Big Dreams” tour which will be an interactive promotional tour making stops in his hometown of Houston, Oklahoma City, Austin, and Dallas. He is scheduled to release  a new project before the end of the summer. The project will feature Trey Songz, Foogiano, Slim Thug, and more to be announced. XO will also be on a highly anticipated tour Fall 2021 that is scheduled to stop in over 20 cities. 

When not performing, DJ’ing or being a creative, XO enjoys being a father to his kids, doing community outreach with the youth of Houston and surrounding areas, and participating in events that will promote unity amongst Houston-based talent. 


Season Five: In Their Closet Featuring DJ CHOSE

Ain’t That DJ Chose Over There? Yes! Yes, it is! And I am in the studio discussing our first meet up at The Texas Smoke Break and the big break of his biggest hit during the quarantine, “Thick“. We discuss the hard work that goes into building a successful career and the humble beginnings that started in Brookshire, Texas. Tune in!