Stew and the Nunn, Episode 159 with Remi Adeleke.
On this episode, Stew and the Nunn have a candid conversation with Remi Adeleke.
Remi Adeleke was born in Western Africa, but following the death of his father, he, his mother, and brother relocated permanently to the Bronx, New York. After years of making regrettable decisions, Remi joined the Navy in 2002 and later became a Navy SEAL. Ending his successful naval career in 2016, he was led to pursue careers in writing, speaking modeling and acting, including the 2017 franchise film Transformers: The Last Knight. Remi also served as the lead technical advisor on the upcoming Netflix blockbuster 6 Underground. And you can see him in current Jockey ads sporting their latest sportswear and undergarments. Remi holds a BS in organizational leadership and a MS in strategic leadership, both from the University of Charleston West Virginia. He resides in Southern California with his wife, Jessica, and their three sons, Cayden, Caleb & Carter.
Stew and the Nunn are excited to talk with Remi about his soon to be released booked called Transformed.
In Transformed, Remi Adeleke takes readers back to stories from his childhood as Nigerian royalty, to losing his father early in life and being financially stripped of everything by the Nigerian government. He delves into being raised by a single mother in the Bronx, and doesn’t shy away from the illegal activities that threatened to derail his future. How could a person with this past end up where he is now? And to go a step further, how could a person who barely graduated high school, couldn’t swim, act or lead find great success in areas that require such skills?
Having gone through times of intense struggle, racism, pressure, and failure, Adeleke answers those questions in his inspiring story of overcoming the odds, even when it didn’t make sense, and ultimately experiencing true personal transformation.