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Rising Star 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?
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Rising Artist ‘Reg’ has a great respect in Musical Industry
Q.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?
I worked hard at my craft and treated it with care and progression. It’s also having respect for those that came before me.
Q.I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
Honestly it might be either learning to overcome failure or justify the lengths I’m willing to take.
Q.Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I specialize in creativity and also being an authentic when it comes to my approach. I make sure that I have full creative control of what I say as well as the direction I want to go in. However I am always open for collaborations as I believe that collaborative efforts would be able to lake something more unique and one of a kind.
Q.What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Don’t be afraid to have a plan or something as a backup
Q.Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
It means manifesting my highest desires personal and professionally.
Q.Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
I’m on Instagram: @regcentral
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Emerging artist Keonche Hines brings an inspiration in Musical Industry
Life has not been kind to Keonche Hines, who has faced more than their fair share of challenges. Despite numerous obstacles and setbacks, Keonche Hines has persevered and refused to give up on their dreams. From a young age, Keonche Hines has had to overcome tremendous adversity. Keonche Hines’s life has been marked by hardship and struggle, but they have never lost their resilience or determination to succeed.
For Keonche Hines, every success has been hard-won, the result of tireless effort and unwavering determination in the face of adversity.
Keonche Hines, Was Born May/7/1997. He Was Born In Bertie County North Carolina. He Is an Actor, Comedian, Instagram Star & TikTok Star. He Grew Up in Lewiston-Woodville, North Carolina.
He Attended Bertie High School Where He Discovered His Love for Making People Laugh. Every day He Would Go to Lunch Where He Performed for Everyone in the Cafeteria, And He Also Kept Getting in Trouble for It. So He Decided to Drop Out of School to Pursue a Career in Comedy. He Started Off on Instagram & Vine In 2013 Making Videos. His Mom Bought Him A iPhone 5c And That Is When He Started Making Videos. Then As His Success in Being A Entertainer Raised, He and His Mother Invested in a Video Quality Camera and That When He Started Blowing Up Even More.
Despite the many obstacles that have stood in their way, Keonche Hines has remained determined to create a better life for themselves and those around them.
The challenges that Keonche Hines has faced in life are nothing short of remarkable, a testament to their strength and resilience in the face of hardship.
His Mother and Father Is Married But Been Separated Since 1999. His Mother Took Care Of Him And His Brother and Sister All By Herself. She Worked 2 Jobs Sometimes Just To Make Ends Meet. She Wanted the Best for Them. Keonche Hines Have A Son Who Was Born In 2019. His Name Is Kaiden Jace Hines.
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‘Self Care’ , a song that written by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst in collaboration with Teams up with Band Nerds
We Are Band Nerds teams up with Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst for new single “Self Care”. This is the first song we have heard from We Are Band Nerds since their EP release , and it is a great way to start. The track features Fred Durst spitting rhymes about the importance of self care, which is something everyone can benefit from hearing more often.
“We wanted to write a song that was more personal than anything we’ve done before, and we knew Fred would be the perfect person to collaborate with,” said guitarist Dylan Beal. “He has such an incredible voice and he really helped us push ourselves as musicians.”
The song is about taking care of yourself and not letting anything stand in your way. It’s a universal message for everyone, but specifically aimed at those who have struggled with mental health issues or feeling like they don’t have their shit together.
We Are Band Nerds is the brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Josh Becker, who wanted to create a project that combined all of his favorite things: music, passion, and a sense of humor. The band boasts six members — two guitarists (Josh Becker & Brett “The Wizard” Wright), two bassists (Justin Hernandez & Jordan Lewis), a drummer (Dan “The Machine” McLain) and saxophonist extraordinaire Braden Higgins.
“Mental health is important, take time to check on yourself“ – Brandon Cross, Lead Singer/Rapper
“Self Care” is available now on all major platforms. Watch the lyric video below now and click here to stream/download the single on your favorite outlet: http://wabn.fanlink.to/
Brandon Cross- Lead Singer/Rapper
Dj Sol Los- Dj/Sampler
S. Bonilla – Drums
Santos “The Sandman” Johnson- bass