Akeen Downer is an instagram influencer, public figure, comedian, musician, and will make his directorial debut later this year. As a Bronx native, he is one of the up and coming artists on the scene. As he has gained a number of followers and internet exposure, he has been able to expand his reach to try and succeed at many things.
His status is quite influential as he has had many opportunities arise from getting his comedy skits on Worldstar, and other media outlets. His visibility is helping him craft his online presence and reach. As he builds his multifaceted brand as a public figure, Akeen is able to succeed in various instruments of content creation. He has done a variety of entertaining from rapping and music, acting and directing, comedy, to hosting. “I like doing what I do and looking to expand my reach. I make funny content and do things I love, that’s why I am successful,” he says.
Akeen has grown in numbers since starting on his journey as a comedian and rapper. His music was one of the first of his endeavours and is still finding the success he needs to stay afloat while working on other projects. “Making music is amazing, I love rapping,” he says. Akeen is taking over with his music, skits and unique talents, captivating both younger and older audiences alike. He is best known for his laid-back style and dynamic presence. “I have a way to connect with people with my music and influence, and it’s a great tool to build my experience, and create more opportunities to expand my reach. I work hard and that’s a big part of my reputation,” he says. During the course of Akeen’s successful music career as a Hip Hop and R&B artist, he has won a performance hosted by Hip Hop Mike from Hot 97 and looks forward to further expanding his musical career across different audiences and platforms. Akeen has a new track called “Killers” and “Craven” under his rapper persona, Keemy Uptown.
Akeen has collaborated with various other instagram influencers entertaining the public with comedy and talents. His funny videos have gone viral reaching some of the top brands.His instagram videos are reaching countless people and he capitalizes on this with his #ViralGang apparel and merch. Going viral on instagram is more difficult than it seems and Akeen has found his way around the app with the help from his comedic skits and over 14K followers. Akeen started acting at 23 and started rapping when he was 21 years old. He had many influential people around him that helped motivate him into starting his career. He says that his childhood helped mold him into the person he is today and ultimately provided him the strength and determination to launch his career.
Through rap and comedy, Akeen later grew a passion for film. With hard work and the building of his careers, he decided to try directing and is now one of the film directors for an upcoming movie called “CORY”. The film is about a girl that goes on a one-night stand with a rapper named Cory. In the film, Cory is crazy in love with her but finds out that she is in a relationship and shenanigans ensue. The film is set to release this year.
If you don’t know anything about Akeen Downer, something you can obviously take away from his accomplishments is his hard work and dedication. “I’ve really grown into the person that can handle my job. Being a public figure isn’t easy when you get into how much exposure you have to constantly create to stay on top, but I truly love what I do,” he says. Keep an eye out for his directorial debut later this year.