Ep 187 – Let Setbacks Be Comebacks

Ep 187 - Let Setbacks Be Comebacks

What did your upbringing teach you about the world, peers? For today’s guest, Akil Alvin, growing up in the city of Detroit as an African American man meant constantly pressing up against ceilings. Ceilings of race, of socio-economic status, of familial expectations.

Whilst respecting the life choices of his community, Akil knew that he was destined for something bigger than the four blocks of his city. 

Now? Akil is the CEO & Global Chief Creative Officer of Digital Detroit Media, a multimedia content creation company that works with global brands including Ford Motor Company, Disney and McDonalds. 

You won’t want to miss this inspiring episode, peers. 

Akil Alvin:

The hustle is real, peers. And no-one knows hustle quite like the #DetroitHustle. 

In today’s episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, we hear from Akil Alvin. Now the CEO & Global Chief Creative Officer of Digital Detroit Media and a Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, Akil fought hard for years to defy prejudiced stereotypes. 

From a $36 day-job to million dollar contracts, Akil is proof that when you leave your comfort zone and community expectations, you can smash ceilings. 

In this episode, Akil shares why we need to celebrate the small wins, how he fought against prejudice in the media industry, and why believing in your worth is the greatest asset to uplevel your business.

Street Cred:

Akil Alvin is the CEO & Global Chief Creative Officer  of Digital Detroit Media, a multimedia content creation company, empowering ambitious brands to thrive in contemporary culture through a unique mix of storytelling, insights, technology, and a dash of #DetroitHustle.

An alumni of the prestigious Detroit School of the Arts and a Forbes 30 Under 30 listee, Akil is breaking barriers for millennial producers in the world of television and film as well as working with some of the world’s leading brands such as Ford Motor Company and McDonalds.

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