Actor, Navy Seal Remi Adeleke Shares How God Used His Hardships to Help Him Serve America
The minute the conversation begins, you know that Remi Adeleke is a man of many words; but he is also disciplined and focused on how he shares those words.
An Actor, Navy Seal and Author, Adeleke came to America at the age of five after his family fled Nigeria following a government uprising. His journey is a story that Adeleke still remembers vividly as a grown man.
In Nigeria, Adeleke came from wealth; all of that was left behind when he came to the States. “My mom preached excellence—to not do things half-way, but the right way,” Adeleke said of how he was reared. His mother’s mandate may explain where his passion and zeal emanate. During Adeleke’s teenage years, he lived a life that was outside of what his parents had taught him. He says plainly that “I began to live a life that was outside of how I was raised.”
When Adelke looks back on his life, he would be the first to say that he is amazed that he became a Navy Seal Officer. Conversely, he says, “I would always stand up to bullies, so it was one of the things that drew me to the Navy Seals.” From where Adeleke grew up, people obtained positions of authority by doing something bad, such as criminal activity, which is one of the reasons Adeleke had to
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