Much can be said about Akeen Downer, but being lazy is not one of them. As a public figure, Instagram influencer, musician, comedian, and now a director, Akeen has made his own career work for him. Not only does he get to wake up everyday and do what he loves, but also explore and expound on his job so that he can do what he wants and feel good about it.
He does a lot but it doesn’t wear him down. “I may be super busy, but I love every bit of it. I take care of my business and work at everything I do so that I keep getting better,” he says. “I recommend finding your niches and turning those into a career you love.”
Because of his public figure status, Akeen has to keep up with his relevance and make sure that he is able to grow and stay on top. “This isn’t hard because I like making content. It’s just another part of the job that is still fun,” he says with a smile.
Since being featured on Worldstar and other media outlets like the Daily News, Akeen has gained more followers and more opportunities to do more and have more to create. Content creation for Akeen is one of his favorite things to do. He writes and performs in his own comedy skits, gaining the attention of thousands of people.
While Akeen has the following success in all aspects of his life, he wouldn’t be anywhere without his music. As a rapper and musician, he takes a lot of pride in his craft. “I can connect with people with my music, my comedy and skits, and my influence,” he states. “But it’s all about the connection that I get to make with my audience.” Akeen is taking over with his unique talents, captivating both younger and older audiences alike. “Doing what I do with my music and influence is a great tool to build my experience, and create more opportunities to expand my reach.
I work hard and that’s a big part of my reputation,” he says. During the course of Akeen’s successful music career as a Hip Hop and R&B artist, he has won a performance hosted by Hip Hop Mike from Hot 97 and looks forward to further expanding his musical career across different audiences and platforms. Akeen has a new track called “Killers” and “Craven” under his rapper persona, Keemy Uptown.
Akeen has collaborated with various other instagram influencers entertaining the public with comedy and talents. His funny videos have gone viral reaching some of the top brands.His instagram videos are reaching countless people and he capitalizes on this with his #ViralGang apparel and merch. Going viral on instagram is more difficult than it seems and Akeen has found his way around the app with the help from his comedic skits and over 14K followers.
Akeen started acting at 23 and started rapping when he was 21 years old. He had many influential people around him that helped motivate him into starting his career. He says that his childhood helped mold him into the person he is today and ultimately provided him the strength and determination to launch his career.
Through rap and comedy, Akeen later grew a passion for film. With hard work and the building of his careers, he decided to try directing and is now one of the film directors for an upcoming movie called “CORY”. The film is about a girl that goes on a one-night stand with a rapper named Cory. In the film, Cory is crazy in love with her but finds out that she is in a relationship and shenanigans ensue. The film is set to release this year.
Akeen’s popularity and career was created because he wanted to do what he loved. “I have a purpose and I just really love waking up in the morning and doing what I do. It doesn’t get old.”