Brooklyn Native, talent manager and aspiring educator, Jonnelle Fletcher lives and breathes meaningful connections. Like a divinely updated version of Glinda the Good Witch, wherein Glinda is re-cast as a globetrotting, pants-wearing BAWSE, she uses her powers for good: to connect emerging talent with powerfully aligned opportunities that take their careers, and vision, to the next level.
Jonnelle's career started out as traditionally as any career counselor could predict. After earning her degree in Entertainment & Arts Management from Drexel University, Jonnelle went to work for celebrated networks and agencies like MTV, Island Def Jam Records, William Morris Endeavor, and Steel Wool Entertainment. In each role, she quickly absorbed the ins and outs of how to transform rising stars into today's culture creators. While on this path, she observed talent floundering in their direction. She realized that the world of entertainment could be used to promote the things that matter: people, connection and unity. So, in 2016, Jonnelle formed Hip Hop Royalty, Co., a heart-centered firm dedicated to representing diverse, multicultural talent who share a humanitarian drive behind all they do and dream. She is proud to represent clients including plant- based celebrity chef & author Chef Ahki and Hip Hop artist Swoope.
Jonnelle's love of hip hop and culture started early. From birth, actually. Her father, John Fletcher, is a member of the multi-platinum 80's hip hop group, Whodini, known for their innovative take on the traditional Hip Hop sound. Growing up, both Jonnelle's mother and father encouraged her to embrace different cultures, which spawned a deep passion for travel. She has visited over 17 countries and in the process has established a strong, versatile network of international influencers and resources that she utilizes to expand her clients' reach.
In addition to managing talent, Jonnelle is committed to sharing her wealth through education. Her passion and commitment to spreading her knowledge to entertainment rookies is what brought her back to Drexel University to work in the Arts and Entertainment Department.