We had the good fortune of connecting with Jerimiyah Dunbar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jerimiyah, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I realized that In the beginning I was putting myself in positions that made other people happy but belittled me. Once I made the executive decision to only do things that brought me happiness in the process of making other people happy It was a game changer. The most important thing about business of all kinds is relationships. When you’re genuinely happy people can see that. It makes people want to gravitate towards you and more relationships get built which brings more business.
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.
Have I struggled? Yes. I’ve been homeless, I’ve gone through hardships. But a lot of people go through things. I don’t think that sets me apart from others. What sets me apart from others is my art. Can someone work as hard as me? 100% but even if they outwork me I promise you they can’t copy my craft because it comes from my experiences, my hardships, my great moments and my horrible ones. It comes from me. I am an actor, I make music and I do stand up comedy. All three give me the opportunity to show the world different parts of me in a beautiful way. So far I have been blessed to have been able to make movies that impacted peoples lives, act side by side with some amazing actors and have fun while doing it. I’ve been able to preform all across California in some amazing stand up comedy venues and meet some extraordinary people. And I have music playing all around the world and people are actually listening. A lot of people ask me how I knew I wanted to entertain. It’s a fun answer. My mother put me in the circus when I was in middle school. After months of training, shows finally came around and I stepped out on to the arena and did my acts. Then I realized something. There were thousands of people watching me….they were all smiling and having a good time….. and it was because of me. That feeling… that rush… I knew that I wanted this feeling to last. I love making people happy. So I got to work and found out how to make it my career. I dropped out of community college at the age of 18, got three jobs and saved up for a year. At the age of 19 I moved to California with with a friend and one goal; be great. Since then I have learned one very important rule; never sacrifice your happiness. In the beginning It was hard for obvious reasons. But everything that came my way I have overcame. I finally have some doors open and more opening. I’m am in a very opportunistic place in my life. I have made a little commotion and it’s only a matter of time until the world knows my name. -Jerimiyah Dunbar AKA The Kyree
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m very spontaneous. If my friends were to come visit, I would take them to a place I’ve never been to because I also like exploring. I wouldn’t say I have special spots I go to because I don’t tend to go to the same place often.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people I can thank so I’m just going to keep it broad and say my friends and my family. I have always had an amazing support group and they were always supportive. With them by my side rooting for me, it gave me the privilege to never experience doubt. They believed in me so much it forced me to believe in myself and I can’t thank them enough.