I stumbled across the magical Garden Hall of Fame as I was going on a morning jog in North Hollywood, infectiously known as NOHO. The sun had just risen and judging from the neighborhood, I had no clue that the new Saban Media Center would be tucked away here. This is where the Television Academy hosts the Emmys. The first thing I saw was a marquee that said The Academy with the Africa Channel highlighted. As a Congolese American, I was super curious to see which "The Academy" they were referring to. As I turned the corner, the sun perfectly hit "Emmy", The large golden Emmy Statuette located in front of the Saban Media Center. The hairs on my skin immediately rose as I noticed the many statues and busts surrounding this area. I walked right into the Garden Hall of Fame, as I listened to the 2017 Grammy nominees on Spotify, and was humbled and reverent as I took in the sculptures of many of the world's greatest television stars. I took pictures of my favorites and felt such wonder and excitement and power from these entertainment moguls. The silent, but powerful energy from the Garden Hall of Fame will stay with me forever. And while some people like to put a check of a billion dollars in their wallet to manifest the moment they have enough success to cash it, I'm about to commission a sculptor to make my bust with the words: Host, Producer, Actor on it. It may collect bird poop in my Atlanta garden, but will always take me to this quiet and meditative spot of excellence.
Sypher is a fearless host that is able to entice
her subjects to entertain questions most interviewers are afraid to ask. Not
only do they feel comfortable with her, they enjoy the fact that she is truly
interested and able to push the envelope. Her energy and ability to have fun
make her exciting to watch and listen to. Her experience on FM radio, internet
radio, television, and motivating crowds in structured as well as unstructured
environments make her a force to be reckoned with. And guess what? - She can do
it in other languages!