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Movie star Akeem Mair is the entertainment industry’s up-and-coming icon !!!




Movie star Akeem Mair is the entertainment industry’s up-and-coming icon. In his career as an artist, he has appeared in several movie productions including Its on You, 417: Person with a Gun, Gangster City, Jolly Boy Friday, Life of a Villain, Red, Fine Line, Happy Birthday, The Kidnap, etc.

Akeem has signed with two agencies: Commercial Talent Agency (under Sarah Angeli) and Minc Talent (under Mariko Ballentine). At 33, Akeem is in his prime. With his noteworthy work ethic and passion, he is destined for greater heights. In fact, he has over 5 million views for a single video alone – the time when he appeared for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which Ellen described as “the best episode she’s ever seen.” Also appearing on Iyanla’s Fix My Life on Oprah’s network, Apex Legends commercial with over 1 Million views on YouTube, Let’s Make A Deal with Wayne Brady, and many more.

Besides this feature with Shoutout LA, Akeem appears in many publications such as Voyage LA, 360 Magazine, Cliche Magazine, Occhi Magazine, KB Popculture, Kivo Daily, Naluda Magazine, Tha Wilson Block Magazine, The Hype Magazine, Dark Magazine, Vents Magazine, We Entertainment News, Star Central Magazine, Natfluence, US Reporter, American Reporter, Time Bulletin, Top 15 Entrepreneurs, LA Wire’s Top 20 IG Accounts to Follow in 2020, and many more.

How did you get started in acting?

I didn’t grow up thinking I wanted to make it out of Hollywood. I actually wanted to be a financial banker. I watched Michael Douglas in the movie called, “The Game,” and I was hooked. The 2000 BMW 740 i, the classy suits, and the stock exchange office. From his personal maid that lives with him in a fancy mansion, I was convince to be financed banker. But one day while working at Ralph’s grocery store, a loyal customer changed my destiny. I was a cashier at Ralph’s when a customer I knew quite well was apparently in a sad mood. So I did my best to brighten up her day using my big positive personality that my customers loved so much. I remember saying, “hi it’s so good to see you again, I hope you found everything ok?” She said quietly, “yes thank you!” I told her, “usually  I see you smiling but whatever you’re going through I know God will pull you out of it!” “ He’ll never give you anything you can’t handle!”

After the transaction I said, “have a bless day, I hope to see you again!!” She stood there frozen for a minute and then finally looked at me. I could see the tears in her eyes when she replies, “Are you an actor?” I said, “No. Why do you ask?” She said, “Because you have this big positive energy. You move people by it. You lifted my spirits after I just lost my home in a foreclosure today.” Her words cut deep within me. After my shift, I rushed home and wondered, What would my life look like if I was a successful Actor? I thought about how I could help millions of people with my big personality the same way I helped her. It was that night I knew I wanted to become an actor. I searched how to get started in acting and it lead to me to Central Casting. And as they say, the rest is history!

What is the most rewarding aspect about being an actor? 

It’s most rewarding when you inspire people around you to go after their dreams or fight for whatever they want in life. Sometimes you don’t notice that people are watching you secretly. I remember a few years back when I was going through a serious depression and had given up my pursuit in making it in Hollywood. One of my friends notice I disappeared from the entertainment world and reach out to me to find out what happened. I told him, “it’s been rough and my progress became stagnant. A big casting director slammed the door in my face and I crashed my truck.” After hearing that my friend said, “that’s why you quit??” He said, “let me be honest with you bro I was so inspired by you and what you’ve been able to accomplish. I said to myself if Akeem can do it, then I can do it!” “You can’t just quit bro because you will let me down!” He really opened my eyes that day. I didn’t realize that people are watching me and low key keeping tabs on me. One day I turned  the lights off in my bedroom and stared into the darkness pondering on what I wanted to do and all of the people who are counting on me to stick with it. This time I attack my dreams head on while carrying the weight of everyone’s expectations on my back. When you hear people tell you how inspired they are by what you do everyday it is the most rewarding feeling.

What sets you apart from other actors or actress in the industry?

What sets me apart from everyone else in Hollywood is that I’m not afraid to fail or dream big. You’re gonna be doubted, called delusional, or laughed at for having big dreams. And it may even come from people you care about like your friends and family. I didn’t care. Some people are afraid to stand out and try new things because it leads to failure and it’s uncomfortable to be in the unknown. I didn’t care. My strong faith has always been my biggest weapon. I just refused to think small or doubt if it will work out. I have always carry the idea that God has my back in everything I do. So regardless if the opposition is stacked high against me, I’m always attacking. Sometimes I fail and do I’ll do it again, fail and keep going like I didn’t fail at all. I am a go getter at heart and so nobody needs to baby me. I got this!

So, how are things going today? How did grit and resilience lead to your eventual success?

Things today are going better than they were years ago. Since recovering from my depression and attacking my dreams in a different way of thinking than before, I booked a Nintendo Switch Apex Legends Commercial, Dominguez Firm Commercial still airing on TV, appeared on CBS Let’s Make A Deal last December, Appeared on Ellen Degeneres Show August 2019, Booked two feature films “It’s On You” and “Black Caesar Pirate King,” Appeared in several Magazines such as Naluda Magazine, 360 Magazine, Vents Magazine, Kivo Daily, LA Voyage, We Entertainmemt News, KB Pop Culture, The Hype Magazine, The Native Influence, Occhi Mag, Cliche Magazine, Tha Wilson Block Mag, Star Central Magazine, NY Wire’s Top 25 Individuals, US Reporter’s Top 15 Entrepreneurs, LA Wire’s Top 20 IG Accounts to Follow in 2020, and many more. I feel like grit and resilience is in every in I do. How you must hold your head up in all your auditions. Even if doesn’t go your way, know that you did your best and there are so many opportunities still out there. Being resilient even if you don’t have a lot of money and you got so much to pay for like acting classes, online services, clothes, and stuff like that to make it in this business. The grit and resilience to stay up in the middle of the night to get things done when you hear people sleeping or watching tv in the other room. It’s not easy but it’s my passion. I must have grit and resilience to make it!

Where do you see yourself in the entertainment industry in the next 10 years?

In the next 10 years I see myself doing exactly what Denzel Washington or Will Smith has done with their respective careers; win an Oscar, become A Lister, be apart of plenty blockbuster movies, become a household name, a true superstar in Hollywood. My main goals has always been the same in this industry, I want to be at the top of the mountain. It’s never been about the money or the fame but being the greatest of all time! What I’m asking for is tremendous hard work and sacrifices but I’m willing to pay the cost.

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Hiphop Artist Jordan Williams and His Unique Music Style



Hiphop Artist Jordan Williams

Music is an art form that uses sound to create an emotional response in listeners. It can take many different forms, including pop, rock, classical, and hip-hop. Artists who create music are known as musicians, and they can be solo performers or part of a band or ensemble. Musicians use a variety of instruments, such as guitar, piano, and drums, as well as their own voices, to create and perform music.

Music is a powerful form of expression and can evoke a wide range of emotions in listeners. It has the ability to bring people together and create a sense of community. Many people find solace and comfort in music, and it can also be used as a form of therapy. He is trailblazing the way for hip hop/Rap and house music to merge here in the U.S. to bring both genres to the future.

The world is ready to be fully conscious and in the future. He did a radio interview for CJRU in Toronto for his 4 track EP back in 2020. His music was played on Chile electronic radio station. His biggest challenge was steeping outside the box and really do something new. Everyone is quick to judge the final product without realizing what I took to bring me here. He over came that weight by dedication and the fear that someone else wants his dream.

He wants this genre that he is creating to be the blueprint for the music in the future. Starting with hip hop/ rap. And next year he sees himself touring and showing the future of music. He wants these articles to fully turn the spot light on him at the highest level. He only gives you full permission to talk about him and his music. To promote his song You Know him and the music video along with his upcoming track that he likes that, Along with just major brand awareness.

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Rising Star Actor Akeem Mair



Actor Akeem Mair

Interviewer. It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?

The funny detail about my story is that I actually never dreamed of being an actor. My dreams were actually to be a financial banker. I blame Micheal Douglas for that passion. I remember as young teenager watching his movie called “The Game,” and being mesmerized by it! You see.. I  wanted his 2000 BMW 740 i, the expensive custom pin stripe suits he wore, to be around the exciting atmosphere of the stock exchange office, and to have a personal maid that lives at my house and takes care of my personal needs just like him. Plus I’ve always loved math. I was that kid who carried a calculator and punching in random numbers and math equations all day. But one day changed all of that for me when I was working at the Ralph’s grocery store in Pasadena on Lake and Walnut.

A loyal customer of the store end up changing my life forever. At the time I was a cashier when I caught the customer I knew quite well coming into my line with her head towards her shopping basket. I knew something was bothering her so I wanted to cheer up her with my positive energy. I said with excitement, “hi it’s so good to see you again, I hope you found everything you were looking for?” She said softly, “yes thank you!” I said, “usually I see you happy but whatever you’re going through I know God will guide you through it!” “ He’ll never give you more than you can handle!” After we finished I said, “have a bless day, I hope to see you again!!” She just froze for a few seconds and then looked up at me for the first time and i could see her eyes filled with tears.

She said, “Are you an actor?” I said, “No, why do you ask?” She said, “Because you have this big positive energy. You move people by it. You lifted my spirits after I just lost my home in a foreclosure. ” Her words stunned me. Through out my whole shift her words repeatedly kept playing in my head. After my shift, I went home and wondered, what would be like to be a successful Actor? I thought about how I’ll be able to help my family and how I can infect the whole world with my positive energy! That same night I searched ‘how to become an actor’ and it lead to me Central Casting. The next day I signed up and the rest is history.

Interviewer. I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?

Achieving success is a monster. The biggest challenges I’ve ever faced in my life is due to my own ignorance and ego. Early on in my career I’ve never learned to track my progress with a journal, to seek mentors who achieved the things I wanted to achieve, taking the right acting classes and building my resume, getting professional headshots taken by recommended photographers, developing relationships with young actors and actresses who dream of the making it big too, and making relationships with the big and important people. You see I thought if I handed my useless credits and bad formatted resume with unprofessional brick wall or olive tree background headshots to an agent, he or she was going to sign me because I had tremendous ambition and a great personality. I soon learned the hard way when I went down to the agency and they took a lot at my materials then said, “we’ll call you.” Famous polite words to actors who know all to well that means never. The biggest I’ve learned is “don’t chase success, attract it.”

Interviewer. Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?

What I really specialize in is being organized and business orientated. When someone googles my name they can already tell how polished I am. From my social media accounts to my acting accounts. Remember, your social media is literally talking for you without you even knowing it. You can beat your competition every time because they are so focus on the fame and money from getting the biggest roles that there are not even paying attention. Do you know how many times I’ve seen actors flash the middle finger, acting a fool and being drunk on camera, smoking weed and taking nude pictures. All of this will cost you a gig. You have to be extremely careful. Notice how I haven’t talked about acting yet. You already scared the casting directors off.

Interviewer. What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?

The only way to find success is to track success. I’ll tell all of my readers to invest in a journal. Why? So you can track your progress each day. Some reasons why people can’t find success is because they are not taking the correct steps to reach success. Matter of fact they are walking blindly each day and not even realizing how many small successes they have already achieved. That’s called “going with the flow.”Most people are so focus on the big success and how far they’re away from achieving it that they end up stomping all over their small victories. I have habit of asking people, “hey what’s your goals for today?” And most people would say “I don’t know.” 3 words that are the death for any big success you’re trying to reach. You have to KNOW! If you don’t know then of course nobody else will.

Interviewer. Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?

It means growth and progress. Success at the end of the day is a journey. It’s not a destination. Success is looking back and seeing how far you have come and looking forward to how big you can get. The unknown is what excites me. Nobody knows how much success i can achieve.. shoot I don’t even know myself. That unknown means you can achieve whatever you dream of and visualize. I visualize winning an Oscar one day. Nobody can tell me I can’t get it because they don’t even know the future. That excitement of the endless possibilities means there’s nothing stopping you. If success equals growth then I have to grow and develop myself into an Oscar winning actor. And that’s how I will achieve it.

Interviewer. What’s next for you?

What’s next for me this year is taking my television and film side of acting with more focus. More classes, better headshots, casting director workshops, etc. The aim is get more reels and boost my profile. It’s going to take some time but that’s why you have to track your progress and enjoy the journey.

Interviewer. Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?

You can find more information here:

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Zye’s next single “Love Someone” Is The Perfect New Year’s Message for Everyone Looking For love



Zye's single "Love Someone"
As a single father and a following of nearly half a million on TikTok, Zye has begun promoting his next single “Love Someone,” which fits the entire brand of who he is as a single father and his hope to find love in the future. These are core values I believe that many individuals throughout America strive to find, however, struggle with. Throughout the song, it notes special gestures including “handwritten letters” and “old school love,” the core values he wishes to have in a relationship. Zye is the father of a beautiful daughter and as he continents the single life he strives to find a relationship that holds core to his values.
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