Name/Alias - The Artist Jermaine Nakia Lee
What do you think Victoria's “Secret” is?
She was born a male.
If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which would you choose and why?
Once Upon A Time in Wonderland
What is your perfect pizza?
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?
Do you want to bring sexy back?
I'm pretty sure I already did.
What is your passion?
Enlightening through performing arts and education.
What’s business, service, or product should we know about?
Managing Director of On Q Performing Arts - Charlotte's only African American Theater
Company. Currently penning the bio-musical of one of my mentors Bishop Carl Bean -
Motown recording artist/Broadway star turned radical faith leader.
Who performs the most random acts of kindness out of everyone you know?
My dude, Erick Jamison. Has a kind, heart of service.
Do you scrunch or fold your toilet paper?
Don't use toilet paper...only wet wipes, which conveniently come pre-folded.
What was the most recent compliment you’ve received and savored?
"You are a musical genius."
Are you more inclined to “build your own empire” or unleash the potential of others?
Excellent question and something I've been wrestling with lately. I really think I currently maintain a balance of both. I've been told I need to focus more on myself but (in my community) I've kinda become one of the to-go persons for resources and connectivity. I'm honored that other artists and colleagues trust me enough to share their private ambitions. Nevertheless, I'm always on the pursuit of realizing my dreams.
Aside from lettuce, what are your two favorite salad ingredients?
Cucumbers and banana peppers....Mmmm
What do you think about more than anything else?
What’s something that amazes you?
The immense love present in my life.
What are the top three qualities that draw you to someone new?
Ambition, Style, Spiritual Awareness
Seen anything weird lately?
I work in Public Health. Today, without warning, one of my clients pulled out his penis during our appointment because he feared he had Herpes. I informed him that we were not a clinic and I am not a physician. He put it away. I eventually escorted him to the Health Dept.
If you could sit down with your 15-year old self, what would you tell him or her?
You are more than enough.
Do you hold any convictions that you would be willing to die for?
My Civil Liberties.
When do you find yourself singing?
When don't I.... mostly while strolling through the park.
Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
Erick Jamison...friend with benefits.
What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
Producing my latest musical, A WALK IN MY SHOES. Emotionally, financially challenging.
Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. What does it say?
"The Pain Didn't Start Here" Denyse Hicks-Ray, Ph.D By 1990, only 36% of Black children lived with both parents. African-Americans men are less able to pull their children out of poverty even when they are in the home with them. They have higher rates of death than whites for the 15 leading causes of death in the US, with the exception of lung cancer and suicide.
What final thoughts would you like to share?
"Don't spend your life making someone else rich."
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Photography - Photographer Moye