Biography

0121 Jamaica Festival 2019

Wassifa Caribbean Show on Big Centre TV

Rebbecca Hemmings has a career in the entertainment industry which spans over 20 years. Within that time, she has impacted people’s lives with her honest, informed and energetic presentation style. She has worked with a range of audiences from the theatre goers at The Royal Shakespeare Company to the thousands of viewers who enjoyed her role on the weekly Big Centre TV programme: The Wassifa Caribbean Show.

 

Rebbecca being interviewed by broadcaster Mike Prince

Having gone through her breast cancer experience in 2017, Rebbecca is even more empathetic and understanding of the life challenges people face. Therefore, she has the ability to put interviewees at ease and quickly gain their trust. She is a people person who has a genuine interest in others and their journeys. 

 

 

 

Interviewing Kirk Franklin at the Bethel Convention Centre, West Bromwich, 2015

To date she has interviewed some very high-profile international music artists including Grammy award winning Kirk Franklin, Maxi Priest, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Gyptian, Freddie McGregor and Joyce Simms. In 2018 Rebbecca interviewed TV presenter and author June Sarpong at her book launch in Birmingham. Sharing the stage with longstanding celebrities such as the legendary sports broadcaster Tom Ross and Birmingham’s reggae artist and  DJ Apache Indian are also among her accolades.  Whether a crowd of five hundred or five thousand, Rebbecca’s energy and charisma reaches one and all.

 

Celebrity Football Match with Tom Ross and Dave Wilkes at Alexander Stadium, 2019.

 

Her personality is often described as: funny, fearless, motivating and down-to-earth. Rebbecca is not afraid to be herself, dance, get audience members on stage or to improvise when things don’t go to plan.

 

 

 

“It took me a while to understand how doing what I love (presenting and interviewing) makes a positive difference in the world. However, now I own the fact that I can influence others by authentically being myself, exuding genuine happiness, thinking, demonstrating resilience, daring to act on my dreams, taking care of me, helping others to tell their stories and being the conduit to showcasing excellence. Life’s contradictions, challenges and triumphs are what make us human.”