The Little Boy From 'Soul Food' Is All Grown Up! & He's Kinda Fine

Thursday, March 02, 2017
Brandon Hammond Soul Food
Brandon Hammond Soul Food

Everyone remembers the 1997 Black family film, Soul Food. Set in Chicago, the movie follows the Joseph sisters, Bird, Teri and Maxine and their family during the aftermath of their mama's death. The film centers around, Ahmad (Brandon Hammond), Maxine's 11-year old son who tries to hold the family together during all the trial and tribulations.


The film starred, Nia Long, Vanessa Williams and Vivica Fox and it was so popular that Showtime did a television spin-off Soul Food the series which premiered three years after the film's release.


A lot has changed in the 20 years since Soul Food first debuted. Brandon Hammond is now a 33-year old Grown AF MAN with a full beard and nose ring, and we are here for it.



After Soul Food, Hammond went on to star in The Gregory Hines show. When the TV series premiered in 2000, Hammond was a bit too old to reprise his role so, Aaron Meeks took over the role of Ahmad. Hammond went on to make guest appearances on The West Wing and other TV series. However, since 2006, he's most stayed out of the spotlight.

Brandon Hammond Soul Food
Brandon Hammond Soul Food

We're just glad he's popped up to bless our lives now. If he's still interested in acting, we hope that Shonda Rhimes, Will Packer, Tyler Perry, Ava DuVernay or somebody gives him a call! We'd definitely go see anything he was acting in.

Brandon Hammond Soul Food
Brandon Hammond Soul Food