…young actress, Ajiona Alexus (featured in the middle with yellow slacks) from the Rickey Smiley Sitcom this fall is a big hit at a school in Atlanta

Sixteen-year-old actress Ajiona Alexus was greeted with warm smiles, cheers and applause Wednesday afternoon, from several young ladies at Elite Scholars Academy.

“Oh my God, thank you so much!” said the refined teenager, while walking into the classroom.

The adulation was the result of Alexus’ sudden celebrity status. She landed her first major TV role as the daughter of comedian Rickey Smiley on the TV One network called, “The Rickey Smiley Show,” expected to air in the fall.

However, the Alabama native’s purpose for visiting the school was not to promote the show. She was there to impart words of inspiration and wisdom. Dressed like an everyday teenaged girl, in yellow capri pants, and a black shirt that read “Take The Oath,” she had one message for the “Ladies of Elite.”

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