Posted by | Ray Cornelius

TV and film actress Niecy Nash is the latest diva to cover ESSENCE Magazine. The “Claws” star is serving up all types of sexy and sass as she recalls the moment she saw 70s Las Vegas performer, Lola Falana on the small screen and knew she wanted to be just like her—Black, fabulous and on TV!

Check out the behind-the-scenes video below where she dishes about that defining moment, the wisdom she gleaned from her grandmother, understanding her real purpose in life and becoming comfortable in her own skin.

Nash’s photoshoot took place during June’s ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans and features the down-to-earth superstar in an array of bold and brash looks and sleek hairstyles. The issues hits newsstands on September 18!

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