Cedric Nettles/Entertainment Editor
Artist Adesina Sanchez is an NYC native, specializing in figurative imagery which brings light to social issues and uplifts her audience. Adesina is also an established television and media personality, with almost a decade of experience, appearing under her stage and nickname, Desi Sanchez.
As a broadcaster, Desi became most well-known as an MTV VJ when she was named the “Face of MTV2” in 2010, and she joined up with Viacom again in 2014, as the host of Night Out, which aired across Viacom platforms (MTV, VH1, Spike, Comedy Central + more). Other credits include work as co-anchor on Major League Gaming’s eSports Report, fill-in anchor on E! News Now; and hosting shows for VEVO, Bleacher Report, Syfy Channel, Music Choice, TMZ; including five years as the host of FOX & MyNetwork‘s LatiNation, where she got her start in 2005.
After ten years in television, Desi is thrilled to be back pursuing her passion as an artist. Trained at recognized institutions such as The Art Students League, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts, she currently works as an illustrator for video games, books & private clientele. In addition, Desi has shown her art in several galleries in New York City, gives back to the community by teaching free drawing classes to underprivileged children, and is now working on a very ambitious & experimental series for her first solo art show. Proof positive that, no matter how long it takes, it’s never too late to make a dream come true!”