What are the odds? Statistics tell us that African American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one young man not only to rise above those statistics but also become a Navy SEAL, actor, entrepreneur, writer, and successful husband and father?
In Transformed, Remi Adeleke takes you back to stories from his childhood, from living as Nigerian royalty to losing his father early in life and being stripped financially of everything by the Nigerian government. He delves into being raised by a single mother in the Bronx and doesn’t shy away from his illegal activities as a young man that threatened to derail his future. At every turn, including throughout his naval career, Adeleke found a way to overcome the odds, even when it didn’t make sense. His is an inspiring story of true personal transformation.
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Born in Nigeria as the son of a wealthy Yoruba chief, Remi Adeleke was raised by his widowed mother in the Bronx. There, a life of hardship and crime eventually fostered in him the will to change his path through Christian devotion, while his youthful love of action movies led to a stint as a Navy SEAL and later, roles in movies like Transformers: The Last Knight. Adeleke reads his life story, Transformed, in the commanding, bell-clear voice of the youth pastor he’s become. His inspiring memoir is as honest about his mistakes and transgressions as it is about his faith and success.
Remi Adeleke thank you. Your book is inspiring. It said whatever was never. Thank you
The reflections of a true hero, friend, and mentor!
A must read
His story is of inspiration and strength. I totally recommend this book. You will feel stronger about life and yourself.