Like Melyssa Ford and Karrine Steffans, former video vixen Lola Monroe (born Fershgenet Melaku) is turning a string of music video appearances into an entertainment career. For this Ethiopian-born model, it’s a path to becoming a star femcee. In 2009, Monroe, whose last name was inspired by the legendary actress Marilyn Monroe, released her first mixtape Boss Bitch’s World, followed by The Art of Motivation in 2010.

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