We had the good fortune of connecting with Frederick Tabiyus Nah IV and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Frederick Tabiyus, putting aside the decision to work for yourself, what other decisions were critical to your success?
Other than deciding to work for yourself, the single most important decision I made was to love myself. I had to learn how to love me. Doing the actual work as a man…. coming to terms with all of me, loving myself… flaws and all has contributed to my success as being authentic and real as possible.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am a full blown hyphenate. A hyphenate is a person who is active in more than one occupation or sphere. I am full time creative in Music & Film in front of and behind the camera. I’m excited about the release of my New single “Dance For Me” (produced by James JET Tiernan). Not only do you get to see me in my element as singer and dancer, you get a full glimpse of my work as a storyteller, producer, actor, (co) director &writer. I got to really work with amazing cast & crew and be in the center of it all. This has been new for me. Most of my recent career I’ve put others in the spotlight. Focusing on “me” from all angles was a full task. I’m so proud of our team and their faith in me.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Los Angeles is HUGE!!! There is too much to do. I’m taking my people to the water. It’s calm, I have access to all the beaches in LA and of course beautiful girls are walking around. My best friend and/or I could find our future wives in that setting. So for sure that’s the first spot. Second place I’m taking my best friend to is Erewhon Market Place. They have the healthiest most soulful food all in one. There Organic mac & cheese is lit. California is combination or reckless and disciplined food lovers. So we for sure grubbing there. After lunch, we’ll head to Beverly Hills. Most people dream of walking on Rodeo Drive so I want people to experience 90210. Finally we would for sure kick it at a Red Carpet event the TLC Chinese Theater and hit the after party at the Roosevelt Hotel. The following morning I would bring us back to form, go to Fearless LA Church in DTLA. Not only does Pastor Jermey Johnson (and the other Pastors) give a good messages that equip you for the week ahead… they low key got Food Trucks after service. It’s pretty tight. Like I said there is too much to do in LA.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this shoutout to my mother. She is my #1 fan, my best friend, literally one half of the reason why I exist. Her love, patience, and strength has carried me and my siblings a long way. She is the best of us. She is everything to me. Both my parents are actually. I see so much of myself in them.
Anthony Bryce Graham Santiago Calogero