Question & Answer
Q.As someone who has lived many lives – entrepreneur, film producer/actor, philanthropist – what attracted you to writing a book?
A.At age 9, I had a vision that one day I would write a book. Since that date, I’ve kept a writing diary. As I grew older, writing in my diary kept me company and gave me someone to talk to, someone that I could trust myself.
Q.Tell us about your background in business. How did you get started?
A.From age 8 onward, I was on my own. So I had to figure out how to fund myself. I began by teaching peers part time in my school in exchange for some of my expenses being covered – such as paper and pens. The skills I gained back then to learn to trust myself and work hard lead to independence, and that independence lead to confidence that I could accomplish anything.
Q.Tell us about some of the people who have shaped you, or people you look up to inspiration.
A.Spending most of my childhood in the streets, I came across so many kind of people from all over the world. Watching and observing all walks of life helped inform who I wanted to be. However, It was the Peace Corps that impacted my life and showed me a bigger world than I could image.
Q.In writing your memoir, what was the writing process like?
A.The writing process of my memoir is another book in itself! Let’s just say it was very rewarding, challenging, and exhilarating. I’m very much looking forward to hearing reactions from each and every reader.
Q.What advice can you give to young boys and girls who want to follow in your footsteps?
A.Read as many books as you can open. Books reveal horizons that you can’t ignore. And, most importantly, be unstoppable. Don’t let any barrier stop you. It might slow you down, but never stop.
Q.What’s next on the horizon for you?
A.On the horizon? Everything. Anything. I’m alive and healthy, which means anything is possible! For the immediate future, I’m looking forward to promoting my memoir UNSTOPPABLE, my first feature films: BLOODLINE (November 24, 2018 global release) and short film HEART. As well as pre production of my feature film ARCLIGHT aka THE WHITE HOUSE TAKEOVER. Indeed, launching of ConnectSocial app that connects us all!