2021 Nominee and Winner
Entrepreneur Influencer Award
Dr. Jessica Wilson, affectionately called Jai Bella, (pronounced Jay Bella) is an accomplished actress, recording artist, activist, and entrepreneur.
In 2021, she launched Jai Bella Entertainment which covers the many different talents that she embodies and provides for her clients and employers. She is a singer who has been classically trained, with roots in the Black church. As a Theatre and voice major at Alabama State University, she focused on classic operatic pieces, negro spirituals, chamber singing, choir, and jazz. With a love for all music she has ventured into neo soul and R&B. In 2015, she was coined one of the Divas of Atlanta in a neo soul showcase with Phillipia as the headliner.
Jai Bella has been featured in film as a supporting cast and as a main character. She currently landed the main character of "Jazmine Brown", a 34 year old Music entertainer with 2 kids in the TV series, The Chronicles. She was recently a feature on Tyler Perry’s Sistahs.
As a Thespian she has many stage play credits; however, one of her most memorable roles was when she portrayed the goddess "Yemoja" in The Children of Origin. She also just landed a lead role in Sandcastle Film Group’s short film entitled Rae as the character named Indigo; the best friend who is witty, funny, and the life of the party.
Jai Bella is a performer, actress, and thespian who is a Christian; however, she is open to both secular as well as religious bodies of work. She is a firm believer that “as a great actress your job is to embody the role you’re portraying until you become them and it is totally believable to your audience. Your religion should not necessarily be on display as you perform; however, it should definitely be evident through your faith behind the scenes. Acting is a gift and it should be respected not judged because it takes discipline to perform effortlessly and flawlessly whether on stage or on film."
Dr. Jessica sits as the Founder and CEO of Theta Phi Sigma Christian Sorority Inc. Through this non-profit, she serves as the catalyst that teaches women how to build sisterly bonds and merge spirituality with everyday life. Jessica Wilson’s passion for community service has been recognized across the country, and she is the recipient of proclamations and awards from the House of Representatives, the states of Louisiana and Montgomery, the Advertiser King Award, the Free to Be Award, the prestigious World Humanitarian Queen Award, and has been featured in WOW magazine, World Class Beauty Pageant Magazine, and the featured cover for Beauty on the Bay magazine. Dr. Wilson is also a nominee and winner of the 2021 IAM Award for the Entrepreneur Influencer Award.
In the world of pageantry, she has held the title of Ms. Chamber and Ms. University Choir, Ms. Gold, Ms. Afro Native American Culture Galaxy, Mrs. Georgia Plus America, Ms. Plus America Cover Girl, and currently reigns as Ms. USA Culture Galaxy.