TheRoot.com, By Shanelle Genai, Posted October 6th 2021
‘I’ve been waiting to say this for 25 years now,’ wrote the longtime host and veteran radio personality in his announcement on social media.
Given all the turbulence and turmoil of the last two years, I, like many of you, have been yearning for the days of yore, when things weren’t so *gestures wildly* .
Thankfully, it seems longtime radio personality Donnie Simpson will be helping to bring a piece of that old thang back. Vibe reports that on Wednesday, Simpson took to Twitter and Instagram to announce the return of his popular soul music show, Video Soul. For context, the highly popular show, hosted by Simpson and Sherry Carter, aired on BET from 1981 to the mid-’90s and featured interviews and performances from a variety of chart-topping R&B and soul performers.
“I can’t tell you how many people over the years have suggested that I bring it back,” Simpson captioned. “I told them I would and today it’s official. Donnie Simpson’s Video Soul is live and free on Tubi right now. (Link in bio) This is a huge day for me because it represents the first time I have ownership of my own show. I hope you’ll support it and spread the word. Thanks for your Love and encouragement. It means a lot Tubi…I mean to me. #Tubi #StreamFreely #donniesback #videosoul”