Kamila M. Onikosi is a cohesive actor capable of performing flexible roles. She was born in Dallas, Texas alongside her parents, Kamila M. Cokes, an entrepreneur and Weldon J. Jeffrey, truck driver.
As Onikosi grew up in Texas, she made her first appearance as one of the communities’ children on the local cable access show, “Rapping with the Fairies (early 90’s) around six years old, promoting the slogan, “Get the message, just be a Kid.”, with Thalia Louise Sims, commonly known as Fairy Street Mama on her show. Ever since this guest roles, she developed her passion and inspiration for theatrics. This coincided with her participation in beauty pageants, cheerleading, and various programs that included dance. Dancing encouraged the adolescent to go ahead on her path of performance especially during her time at the private school, W.E. Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy and being a student of Etta Jamison at the professional dance studio, Etta’s Dance Expression for nine years. Both programs allowed Onikosi to perform twice in versions of the musical, the Nutcracker and The Ebony Nutcracker. She was also affiliated with the organization, Girl’s Inc. of Metropolitan, were she reached skills such as public speaking and confidence which contributed to her ability as an actress.
Around 2013, Onikosi met Greg Finenco who encouraged her to join the modeling and acting school, John Casablanca’s. There, she was able to book her first photoshoot as a Glamour Shots Model, introducing a new frame and be employed to Core Agency.
Maturing into adulthood, Onikosi started to expand her talents into the world of acting. Some of her first jobs within the industry were voiceovers, hair modeling, print and commercial work locally. This led to her multiple platforms gaining more attention and support. Subsequently, the role for an Inspiration Goddess by the name of Kayla to Onikosi by the Annual Essence Festival for McDonald’s stage in 2017-2018.
After proving a relationship with Louisiana Lottery in 2017. She earned the title of Mascot and other varies roles over the years. Ms. Onikosi self-published an awareness book called Kaliyah’s Lessons ‘Stranger, Danger” in 2022 (Revised). A prevention book for children ages five years and older. She continues to work and raise her children in Louisiana.
Personalized Quotes: “I’m just a woman who believes in work. Honest and Hard work!”
Cloaks and Daggers-Party scene/ Disney and Marvel Films
Seals Team- Villager- CBS Television
Industry /Promo’s/Marketing/Commercial/Music Videos
American Express Commerical - SAG/National
Stuck In a Whole- Lead/ Promotinal Louisiana Texas Market
Bedding Plus- I need a break- Principal/ Matthew Desotell
Where Do Babies Come From- Single Mom/ Touro Hospital
Essence Festival 2017– Essence Goddess Kayla- McDonalds
Essence Festival 2018- Essence Goddess Kayla- McDonalds
Paragon Casino- Principal- Wife- Caballero and Paragon Casino
DocuPace- Rude Nurse/ Directed by Matthew Desotell
Trish Hyman- Dr, Lady in Hardship/All I can do Music Video
Scratch off - Queen of Hearts/ Louisiana Lottery Commission
Scratch off - Dancer /Louisiana Lottery Commission
5x’s the cash- Principal- Louisiana Lottery Commission
Theo Duerux- Leading Lady: Amazing “Loved by you” / TuneCore
Daryll Isaac- Client -Kentucky Market
Morris Bart – Client- Louisiana
Glamour Shots- Spokes Model- National Promotional Promotional
Modeling/Fashion Fair Dallas
Vision Works -Spinner, Mom /Stone Core Films
Belk Clothing Stores-Model/Coin Operation Films
Essence Festival -Runway, Hair model/ Kim Kimble
Popeye’s Chicken- Background/ Popeye’s Corp
Glamour Shots /Spokes Model New Frame to the collection/ Glamour Shots Photographer
Project DIVA Comic Book Character Inspiration Earl Lucas
Urban Intimate Lingerie Web/Print P. Terry and UI Productions
Izavel Collection- Runway/Isabel Designer-Dallas
March Maddness- Louisiana Promo- Game Day
A Game Energy Drink- Print/Web Patrick Martin
Methodist Hospital (Hearts for Hearts) Spoke Model/Print RD&F Advertising
Mascot 2018- Dec 2022 – Megamall, Lottery Ball Live Appearances Location Varies Louisiana Lottery
EDUCATION/TRAINING Girls Inc, W.E Greiner Middle School (Ballet) Etta Jamison Dance Expression (Dance Company) Booker T. Washington Performing Arts (Dance Major) Collin College AA- Criminal Justice, University Texas at Dallas John Casablanca’s Modeling and Career Centers, Powerhouse Dance Workshops Dallas
SKILLS Political Science, Host, Advocate against Domestic Violence, Illustrator, Creator of Awareness Children Book Series called “Stranger, Danger” and Awareness Workshops in Dallas African Pan Bookstore