Remi Adeleke is an actor and author who served as a US Navy Seal for 13 years. He is also one of the most inspiring people I've ever met.
Born in Nigeria to a well to do family, Remi's father died when he was only 5 years old. Upon his death, the Nigerian government froze his family's assets, and Remi's American mother was forced to move him back to the US.
Remi grew up in a rough neighborhood in the Bronx. By his teenage years, he was dealing drugs and running scams. After a drug deal gone bad, Remi decided that this life wasn't for him and decided to fulfill his dream to become a US Navy Seal.
This dream was instilled in him after watching Michael Bay's move The Rock. Remi went to the recruiter, but learned that there were two warrants out for his arrest.
Through a twist of fate, Remi was able to get those warrants expunged and he went on to join the Navy. After two attempts to get through BUD/s Remi made it through and became a Seal. He went on to serve for 13 years until leaving in 2016.
At the end of his Seal career, Remi was looking for his next mission. That's when another twist of fate got him onto one of Michael Bay's movie sets where he landed a role in Transformers: The Last Knight.
This is a story about transformation, determination, and sheer faith in God. Remi's upcoming book Transformed chronicles his life and everything that led to his current success.
To pre order Remi's Book: http://www.transformedstory.com
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