Meet Antoinette Warren, founder and editor-in-chief of cottenkandi.com and Cotten Kandi Media, LLC. Formally known as “Ms. Toni,” the young blogger has been a major power player in the entertainment news, breaking major news stories to date.
Founded in 2008, Ms. Toni has interviewed some of today’s hottest stars. Everyone from Grammy Award winner Ne-Yo, to Love and Hip Hop: New York starlet Yandy Smith, are just some of the celebrities featured on her website.
Fresh out of college and a late bloomer to the blog scene, Warren refused to let this stop her dreams of becoming a media maven. “By the time I jumped abroad there were already millions of urban entertainment and celebrity blogs online,” says Warren. “I also believed (and still do) that I had a natural way with words.”
And that she does. Since its humble beginnings in 2008, Warren has taken her brand all the way to the top by teaming up with major brands such as Glade, and Essence Film Festival. In working with these brands she has also managed to give back to the community by working with minority women and small businesses in the fashion and entertainment community. “There is so much more I want to do,” says Warren, “Thankfully this site has given me the voice and presence to do so and I would love to take my readers on for a ride.”