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Daily Inspiration: Meet Ebenezer Alasi

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ebenezer Alasi.

Hi Ebenezer, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
As a young boy in Nigeria, all things Arts, Fashion and Entertainment had always been in my blood. I sang, I danced, I acted, I drew and painted, I styled, I designed, I sketched, I wrote poems and sometimes MC’d, basically if it was artsy, fashionable and entertaining, you could count me in! Life took me down various paths; gaining a degree in Electrical Engineering and having worked in the Banking sector for about five years, I finally made the decision to follow my passion. Thus, moving to LA where I attended the New York Film Academy and studied Acting for Film.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It was certainly not an easy journey. Though it’s become more acceptable now; It’s difficult as an African (Nigerian) man to say to your parents that you’d rather pursue a career in Entertainment than be a Doctor or a Lawyer or Engineer or any other “prestigious” path. For me, I had to take the long route. I had to work and earn and save up to do this and sustain myself. To put it succinctly, I had to do what I didn’t love in order to do what I loved. Even now, it’s not an easy road. But as my people say, “We Meuve!”

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
As a multi-talented artist, I identify as an entertainer. I am a professionally trained actor, I’ve had several years of experience singing in various music groups and choirs. I dance, I host, I model… I’m what you might call the life of the party and I bring that energy to whatever I do and whatever space I’m in. My proudest achievement was being cast in one of the main roles in a musical play called “Law and Order: The Musical” which was a satire of the hit TV drama of the same name. I think what separates me from others is my drive and the energy I bring. It makes me uniquely me.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Humility Positivity Intelligence Kindness Self-motivated These are some qualities that are very important to me. Driven my some quotes I’ve come across in my life and that continues to be my guiding compass. “whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right” “it’s better to be kind than to be right”.

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