Ifé Moore is a hustler. And, no, that's not an insult; the "hustler" description is not meant to cast her as a person involved in illegal activities. Indeed in Moore's case, "hustler" is an adjective reflecting her drive, motivation and ability to juggle a number of diverse roles and projects.
On weekends, you can hear her holding things down as an on-air personality for Q92.7-FM (Saturday 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-7 p.m.). "My duties are basically to get on the radio and entertain people," says Moore. It's something I've always loved to do. I've been in radio for at least nine years now. It's a passion for me."
As a student at Shaw University, Moore was more interested in sports than radio. But, she says, a scholarship sponsored by Capitol Records and a meeting with the rap group Outkast "really made me want to do radio."
On Fridays and Saturdays, you can catch Moore in the flesh as the "mistress of ceremonies" for two nightlife events at Charlotte's famous Club Tempo. "I host Flirtatious Fridays with DJ DR," she says, "and I'm broadcasting live from the club on Saturdays."
Beyond the glitz of the entertainment world, she also puts in work in Charlotte's bustling restaurant industry as a hostess at Ruth's Chris Steak House. "You'd be amazed at the people who come in there: Bob Johnson, Michael Jordan, etc."
Despite her model-esque looks, Moore asserts, "I want to work my way to the top. I'm not a like a 'video vixen.' I want to hustle the right way."