Transformed: A Navy Seal's Unlikely Journey From the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds
: 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...
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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.
Remi Adeleke was born in western Africa, but following his father's death, he and his mother and brother relocated permanently to the Bronx in New York City. 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 a career in writing, speaking, and acting. Remi holds a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership and a master's degree in strategic leadership, both from the University of Charleston. He resides in Southern California with his wife, Jessica, and their three sons, Cayden, Caleb, and Carter.