Top 10 Ones to Watch in 2010
Los Angeles-based artist/actor Javen is the quintessential ‘go getter.’ And his dossier is all over the map. Since 2002, he’s co-hosted BET’s The Paula White Show with the charismatic Florida pastor, landed in the off-Broadway theatrical production of The Rock & the Rabbi, and gone on to land supporting roles in feature films like One Night with the King, starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif, and Abandoned and The Preacher’s Kid, both due out in 2010. He sold more than 100,000 CDs as an independent artist, and performed in Brazil, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and throughout Europe. He hosts his own weekly radio show on The Urban Network and tours 120 dates or more a year. Whew! No wonder it took three years after his 2006 label debut, Believer, to record his follow-up, Keeping the Faith, featuring the talents of Israel Houghton, Deitrick Haddon and others. With his drive and passion for reaching others with a message of hope, there’s no telling where Javen will wind up next.
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