Black Star Delight: Lilian Blankson of BET

Lilian Blankson

Lilian Blankson

Producer, writer and author Lilian Blankson was born to Ghanaian parents in New York. She holds a degree in English and Pre-Law and a master’s degree in arts, literature and creative writing from the City University of New York – Queens College.

Her thesis at school was an exceptional collection of poetry and short stories that afforded her a prestigious graduate award. She graduated with high honours.

Ms Blankson joined Black Entertainment Televison ( BET ) Networks  in 2001 as Senior Manager of Network Specials and is currently a director of programming and production at BET International, where she manages programming and content for BET International. She also writes and produces, creates and sometimes direct shows, and promotional spots for the network. Doing voiceovers for promotional spots is another of her responsibility.

She was in charge of producing special productions such as BET’s 25th Anniversary, The BET Awards Show, Celebration of Gospel, Rip The Runway, Comedy Awards, Walk of Fame, Spring Bling, and the Hip Hop Awards for the BET network.

Lilian produced and directed the first African Cypher on BET that featured Sarkodie and also helped in the execution of the BET International act category.

Lilian Blankson authored the book “Rain, Love, Poetry and Portraits” in 2010. She is also the chief executive officer of Princess Entertainment and productions, a company that specializes  in African entertainment.

Lilian was a columnist for the magazine Canoe Quarterly for a year between August 2008 and 2009. Her  hard work and exploits has earned her a NAMIC Nomination for Music Around the Globe Special, and also 3G Media Awards for Excellence In Entertainment. She recently won a Face2face award for ‘Fascinating African Committed to Excellence in Media.’


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