Cafe Mocha Crew


Cafe Mocha

Tune in to WURD Radio Sunday night at 8 p.m. for Cafe Mocha Radio. Hosts Loni Love, Yo Yo and Angelique Perrin tackle issues from a woman's perspective, offering social commentary, celebrity interviews, and self-help advice against the backdrop of the best in urban contemporary music.


Loni Love is a two-time EMMY, two-time NAACP Image & four-time Gracie Award-winning host, comedian, actress, author, and philanthropist.

A talk show host known for her dynamic ability to provide in-depth meaningful conversation with a hint of levity. She has interviewed top A-List entertainers such as Vice President Kamala Harris, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Idris Elba, Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Lopez, Tracee Ellis Ross and more.

Loni is the Executive Producer of Little Women Unfiltered: Atlanta- an after show for Little Women: Atlanta, season six on Lifetime. Loni was also the host of the highly rated post Salt-N-Peppa movie interview with the real legendary artists on Lifetime. She is also the new first new narrator for the 13th season of Bridezillas on WETV. In addition, she also co-Executive Produced the Telly Award-winning “Saluting Our Culture” series dedicated to honoring different women, men, and organizations across the United States.

Loni is one of the co-hosts of the GRACIE Award-winning weekend radio show Café Mocha. She has interviewed a variety of guests such as President Obama and superstars like John Legend, Tyler Perry, Jam & Terry among many others. Café Mocha is the only nationally syndicated show of its kind created by women of color. The show is broadcast on over 40 stations including SiriusXM Channel 141.

In 2020 and 2021, Loni served as the solo host for the Daytime Emmys Children’s, Lifestyle and Animations Award Ceremony. Loni has appeared in a myriad of movies including Mother’s Day, the successful Paul Bart Mall Cop 2 opposite Kevin James, Soul Plane with Kevin Hart, the Bad Ass franchise with Danny Glover and Danny Trejo and Adopt A Highway alongside Ethan Hawke.

The busy Ms. Love is a proud ally for the LGBTQ+ community, she holds the 2022 WOWIE award for Best Queen Comedian. Love has been seen as a contestant on RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race, appeared as a recurring guest judge for Season 13 and 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and served as keynote speaker for Vision Cathedral’s Convention advocating inclusion for all. She was a proud representative for the 2022 West Hollywood Pride Parade for Project Angel Food. She is now the cohost of Squirrel Friends, the official RuPaul Drag Race podcast Co-produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, iHeartRadio – the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac – and Emmy-winning media company World of Wonder.

Loni is the subject of the documentary “Being Loni Love”, which traces her life story from her early days as a latchkey daughter growing up in Detroit’s Brewster- Douglas housing projects to national stand-up comedienne and successful host/actress. Author (“Love Him or Leave Him but Don’t Get Stuck with the Tab” came out in 2013), stand up comedienne, theatre actor, film star, television host, roving reporter and part time aunt – Loni Love has no plans to slow down.

From 2015-2022, Loni was the cohost for the Nationally Syndicated Daytime Talk show, “The Real “on FOX. In addition, from 2020-2022, she was the cohost for E! Daily Pop and guest cohost for E! Nightly Pop.

In 2019, she became the first female host on the mainstage of the Essence Music Festival in the Superdome in New Orleans. For a lifelong road comic this was Loni’s largest audience of 50,000. In 2020, she also hosted the first-ever virtual Essence festival celebrating the magazine’s 50th anniversary.

A philanthropist, Loni is an ambassador for Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote, NAACP, LA Mission, Dress for Success, Reach Higher, LA Regional Food Bank, Project Angel Food, Girl Scouts and the UNCF to name a few. She is a proud Detroiter and is a frequent speaker for organizations in her hometown. Loni was requested to give opening remarks for VP Harris in the organization Made To Save 2021 vaccine pop up event in Detroit. Loni also had a special moment as the 2020 commencement speaker for her high school alma mater, Cass Tech. Loni believes in the power of education and is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Due to her work as alumni of PVAMU and constantly using her platform to promote HBCUs, Loni was awarded the rare honor of the Presidential Medal from PVAMU. She has been a longtime champion of women in STEM.

Loni’s second book, “I Tried To Change So You Don’t Have To: True Life Lessons debuted in June 2020 and received a glowing review from the New York Times. The book is an inspiring, hilarious memoir about learning to resist the pressures of conformity, love yourself for who you are, embrace your flaws, and unlock your true potential available.


DR. YOLANDA “YO-YO” WHITAKER is a Grammy-nominated hip hop entertainer, actress, educator, and philanthropist. The cast member of VH1’s popular “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” series is affectionately known as Auntie Yo-Yo. Raised in the South Central district of Los Angeles, her big break came when she appeared on Ice Cube’s 1990 debut, “It’s A Man’s World,” representing her gender in admirable style. Her own debut “Make Way for the Motherload” introduced her confident attitude along with the formation of the Intelligent Black Women’s Coalition organization, which is now expanding into the virtual space to continue its work helping young girls learn to love themselves. Her songs “You Can’t Play With My YoYo,” “Bonnie & Clyde Theme” with Ice Cube and her iconic features on Jamaican goddess Patra’s hit song “Romantic Call” and Brandy’s “I Wanna Be Down” remix with MC Lyte and Queen Latifah are classics.

As an actress, she has appeared in the Oscar-nominated film “Boyz N the Hood” as well as several television shows including ‘90s sitcom “Martin” where she portrayed the memorable, comical recurring character Keylolo. Yo-Yo can be seen on Disney Channel’s series “Saturdays” as roller rink owner Duchess, field collector on “Hip Hop Treasures” (an A&E and Rock The Bells production), host of BETHer Live, and “Downright Delicious with YoYo” on AspireTV. She also served as a co-host of VH1’s “Miss Rap Supreme.”

Throughout her 30 years in entertainment, service has been synonymous with her work, whether mentoring young girls with the IBWC (Intelligent Black Women’s Coalition), teaching youth about the music business with the YoYo School of Hip Hop, educating students on How to Get As in English Through Hip Hop as an ambassador for the National College resource Foundation and Black College Expo and Latino College Expo, or other efforts.

As a testament to her humanitarianism, in 2021, Yo-Yo received a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from President Biden for her philanthropic work, national-wide, in the community. In 2022, she received another Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from the Biden Administration and presented an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Humanitarianism from Leaders Esteem Christian Bible University.

In partnership with the National College Resource Foundation and Black College Expo, Yo-Yo has awarded over $60,000 in scholarships and continue to promote education through hip hop. This work is dear to Yo-Yo’s heart.

Yo-Yo also makes her mark on the airwaves as co-host of Café Mocha, the #1 nationally syndicated radio show for women of color, alongside Emmy Award Winner Loni Love and broadcast veteran Angelique Perrin. The 4-time Gracie award-winning show is heard in over 40 markets across the United States and on SiriusXM Channel 141.

A true musical legend, Yo-Yo serves as ambassador of The National Museum of African American Music in Nashville, Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx and the city of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Yo-Yo is a proud mother of two beautiful, intelligent daughters Tiffany and Sanai along with her G-baby Kai.

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Star Wars
For many years Angelique was known as a TV and radio personality. The girl who did the funny character voices. That all changed a few years ago when George Lucas cast her as Jedi Master Adi Gallia in the animated series Star Wars The Clone Wars. Suddenly she became part of sci fi history. But let us not forget where it all began.

Hometown 2 Hollywood
Angelique was literally discovered. During her college years, she worked as a hostess at a hotel. On a slow day, she noticed a couple of guys sitting in the back with empty coffee cups. She grabbed a fresh pot. And in a perfect British accent said, “Pardon me would you care for another spot of coffee?” One of the guys put up his hands as if to frame her in a camera shot and said, “she’s perfect!” Angelique was immediately hired to do character voices for a new radio station 102 Jamz in Greensboro, N.C. Her spunky character, Aquanetta became so popular she was syndicated on hundreds of stations daily via Urban Fun Factory and heard from Greensboro to LA. Speaking of LA. . .

On Camera
After snagging a producer gig at KKBT/The Beat in LA, people really started taking notice. She was still doing the same stuff – character voices, bits, skits and song parodies. But now much of Hollywood was listening. Executives at Black Entertainment TV definitely took notice. She began as B.E.T’s new gossip girl. Each week viewers couldn’t wait to see what hotspot she’d be at and who she’d be talking about. Aquanetta would also become the voice of B.E.T’s longest running show – Comic View. She soon would find a new radio home at Power 106 on the Baka Boyz morning team which lead to even more exposure. Angelique became the voice of the Keenen Ivory Wayans show one of the few female voices in late night television and a Hollywood reporter for Hard Copy.

Angelique went on to have recurring roles on Rugrats All Grown Up and the ABC Family drama Lincoln Heights. She currently co-hosts and produces Cafe Mocha Radio with The Real’s Loni Love and Hip Hop icon YoYo. She’s a spokesperson for the Susan G Komen Circle of Promise Campaign. Angelique can currently be heard as the voice of Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse on TBS and on Disney Jr.’s Guess How Much I Love You. And did we mention that she plays a Jedi on Star Wars the Clone Wars?



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