Prince Sefa-Boakye interviews Legendary San Diego Concert Promoter Makeda Dread.

I caught Makeda Dread cooking in the kitchen, as she is getting ready for her Reggae Concert “Tribute to The Legends” at Balboa Park. This is a two day event and her first ever hosted concert at the World Beat Center.

Performing at the the concerts are Legendary Artists such as Don Carlos, Luciano, Lil John and more!

For more info go to And Get your TICKETS TODAY!

ThrowBack Thursdays: My Interview w/ Mike Brady, Founder & Producer of the Income Opportunity Expo

Every Thursday, I post a miscellaneous article that I have written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s ThrowBack Thursdays: My interview w/ Mike Brady, Founder and Producer of the Income Opportunity Expo.


Mike E. Brady is one of the most interesting individuals that you will ever meet in your lifetime. He has hosted and produced PBS broadcast segments, dozens of TV and radio interviews and a variety of talk shows, as well as becoming a filmmaker. He has traveled the world, and holds a college degree from Boston University in geography.

Mike began his career in New York City during the late 1980’s and has independently produced dozens of successful consumer trade shows (Holistic Health Expos, Bridal Shows, Arts & Crafts Expos, Environmental Expos, and World Music Festivals)–attracting tens of thousands of attendees to a broad spectrum of industries in some of the largest and most prestigious hotels, convention centers and venues across the Northeastern region. But what people fail to recognize is how down to earth and compassionate he really is.

When I first met him at the Small Business Expo at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Ma, he did not in no way perceive himself to be a “hot-shot”–which there were plenty of at the expo; I met him when I just got done introducing myself and my website to a business woman during lunch hour at the cafeteria. When I got up, Mike approached me and said that he was interested in my services and would loved to be featured on my website–he immediately wanted to do an interview!

I was quite surprised by his response because my site at the time didn’t generate a modest value to anyone just yet. However, I still scheduled an interview with him for the following week, we met up, and he began to tell me his life story and his upcoming expo: “Income Opportunity Expo.”

When I sat down with him, I was truly amazed by his accomplishments and travels. But yet he sounded so humble that it was very hard to believe him sometimes. When I asked him, “How do you define success?” He put it simply and said:

“Being comfortable in your own skin, while living in the moment.”

Furthermore, he quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson and says, “To be yourself, in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.”

From my interview not only did I learn a great deal on what “success” is, but his passion towards helping people; Today I am glad that I have documented his passion in our interview together.

Thank you again Mike for the opportunity to interview you and I am so glad that my website has been useful to you. I look forward in doing great things with you and UR Business Network!

If you wish to hear his voice and learn more about his passion go to: “Lemonade Stand” featuring Mike E. Brady 

To get a complete bio of Mike go to

To read my interview with Mike E. Brady, click on this link: Mike Brady: The Man Behind the Income Opportunity Expo

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Prince’s Daily Journal will be observing President’s Day on February 17, so Prince will not be posting Motivation Monday nor Daily Newsfeed that day. He will resume his daily postings this week after President’s Day.

*Also Prince has been invited by URBusinessNetwork to be interviewed on their daily radio show this President’s Day (Feb 17)! For those of you who wish to hear Prince speak on the radio waves for the first time ever, go to and click on “Business Network Radio Listen Now” button. I’ll be on at 12:00pm EST


Prince will also be sharing the microphone with Mike Brady, Founder and Producer of the Boston Income Opportunity Expo Media, to talk more about his upcoming expo. To read his story go to: Mike Brady: The Man Behind the Boston Income Opportunity Expo  

*ALSO DON’T FORGET TO BUY YOUR TICKETS TO THE BIGGEST REGGAE CONCERT IN SAN DIEGO, CA: “THE TRIBUTE TO THE REGGAE LEGENDS CONCERT” hosted by Makeda Dread. To get your tickets, go to or call 619-230-1190. To learn more and read her story, scroll up and click on her “ThrowBack Thursdays” link.


*Lastly Roy Afrique, CEO of Afrique Events, is hosting his President’s Day Celebration “Supreme” TONIGHT at the Vlora Lounge (545 Boylston St in Boston, Ma). To get a RSVP, call Roy 781-354-1580 or go to   PARTY STARTS AT 10pm and ends at 2am.


ThrowBack Thursdays: Makeda Dread, CEO & Founder of the San Diego World Beat Center

Every Thursday, I post a miscellaneous article that I’ve written in the past or an interview of an extraordinary individual.

This week’s ThrowBack Thurdays: My Interview w/ Makeda Dread, CEO and Founder of the World Beat Center.


Makeda Dread is one of a kind. She is both an iconic figure in the world of Reggae Music and an ambassador of World Culture to San Diego, Ca and Tijuana, B.C. In this interview I did not only learn about her special relationship that she had with the legendary Bob Marley but her determination on making a positive change in her hometown of San Diego where racism still lingered. Today she still creates this positive change to the lives of millions through her music, teachings, and vegetarian cuisine–All at an astonishing age of 71!

Thank you Makeda for being a positive mentor and influence both to me and the world; that has been touched by your wisdom and love. I am so glad to call you my Aunt.

To read her interview story, click on the link below.

Makeda’s Story and Her Legacy for Peace

And Don’t Forget that Next Monday (February 17) on President’s Day is Makeda’s Tribute to the Reggae Legends Concert–The Biggest Annual Concert in San Diego, CA! To get your tickets call 619-230-1190 or go to

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Here is my interview story of Makeda Dread, CEO & Founder of the San Diego World Beat Center. Read about her humble beginnings–from her time spent with Bob Marley to being an iconic figure in San Diego, CA–and learn how she is utilizing music, art, dance as a weapon for world peace. To read click on the link below.

Makeda’s Story and Her Legacy for Peace


Weekly Spiritual Digest: Solomon The Wise–Asking For A Heart of Understanding

English: Solomon and the Plan for the Temple, ...
English: Solomon and the Plan for the Temple, as in 1 Kings 6, illustration from a Bible card published by the Providence Lithograph Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, “What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!” Solomon replied,

“You showed faithful love to your servant my father, David, because he was honest and true and faithful to you. And you have continued your faithful love to him today by giving him a son to sit on his throne. “Now, O Lord my God, you have made me king instead of my father, David, but I am like a little child who doesn’t know his way around….Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?” The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom.

So God replied, “Because you have asked for wisdom in governing my people with justice and have not asked for a long life or wealth or the death of your enemies— I will give you what you asked for! I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have! And I will also give you what you did not ask for—riches and fame! No other king in all the world will be compared to you for the rest of your life! And if you follow me and obey my decrees and my commands as your father, David, did, I will give you a long life.” Then Solomon woke up and realized it had been a dream. He returned to Jerusalem and stood before the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant, where he sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings. Then he invited all his officials to a great banquet. (1 Kings 3:5-15 NLT)

King Solomon, the son of David–mentioned in all Holy accords such as the Bible, the Hidden Words and the Qur’an–was considered a great king of Israel. Not only did he obtain an immense amount of wealth and power, but his wisdom was like no other in the world–“The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart” Hebrew Bible (1 Kings 10:24). It is unfortunate that King Solomon did live up to his name during his last days on Earth, but his humble beginnings (in this passage) does reminds us that Wisdom and Compassion are more valuable than riches and fame.

In the world today, we see very few leaders that carry the wisdom or discernment of King Solomon; although he did not either during his last days on Earth. However, what we can learn from this is that the desires of the Earth stray us from the divine gifts of God which is Wisdom. Remember that King Solomon was not revered for his earthly treasures nor influence among men, but his Wisdom–a gift which God still reveres as valuable. And more importantly when we seek Wisdom, we should do so with Humility.

Ask for an understanding heart and seek the things that are not of this Earth.