Yonathan “Yo-Yo” Elias is an Eritrean/Nigerian TV personality, actor and model who has been in the entertainment industry for over 15 years. Yonathan is 1 out of 16 main cast members on BET’s reality show, Grand Hustle, and is the creator and writer of the web series, Bruk’s Brothers – which is currently in pre-production. He previously hosted 106 & Park, BET’s number one rated music video show and is also the proud host of a music video countdown program that he creatively developed on Ethiopian Broadcast Service (EBS) titled Sound Pulse.
Yonathan uses his experience as a first generation American to showcase talents that lie within his culture and to uplift other first generational men and women. As an on air-talent and correspondent for Brad Show Live, Yonathan “Yo-Yo” Elias entertains while inspiring others in the pursuit of their American dream.
Yonathan is far from a “Yo-Yo.” He holds a M.A. in Mass Communications and Media Studies from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. degree from California State San Bernardino.