Public figure and musician, Akeen Downer is working to create the job he wants by implementing facets of his interests into something he enjoys doing. With so many skills and passions, he has built a career that he wanted. As a musician, comedian, influencer, and now a director, he has a lot on his plate, but it’s not going to go to waste.
Akeen’s dynamic and laid back style allows him to connect well with others across the many domains and aspects of his job. The public figure has worn many hats to really engage in his job and his various audiences. “I’m pretty busy most of the time, but I love what I do, it doesn’t really even feel like work,” he says.
Akeen has noted that his passion is what keeps him going, and is creating the drive he needs to keep going and growing his career in the direction he desires. “Find something you love and stick with it, put in the work, and that’s what success is,” he states.
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.
“This is a blessing,” Akeen says smiling. “I get to do what I love and live the life I’ve always wanted.” He has had a wild ride, but it’s far from over. As he finds and expands his career options and interests, his success will continue to rise and put himself on top.