TV One hosted an exclusive screening of the “The Bobby DeBarge Story” biopic at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. The film explores the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of the 70’s R&B/Funk Band Switch, also the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge. Despite his success in music, the iconic falsetto found his life in peril as he struggled with fame and fortune while coping with the memories of his dysfunctional childhood.
Cast members in attendance included the film’s lead star Roshon Fegan (Bobby DeBarge), Tyra Ferrell (Etterlene DeBarge), Adrian Marcel (James DeBarge), Big Boi (Berry Gordy) and Lloyd (Gregory Williams of Switch). The film’s director Russ Parr, Executive Producer Eric Tomosunas and Keith Neal of Swirl Films also participated in the film screening.
VIP’s in attendance included Lisa Wu, Terri J. Vaughn, Clifton Powell, Vina Mills, B5, Juicy, Tray Chaney, Final Draft and Brely Evans.
By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Marcus Ingram