Nana Dadzie, that would be short for a really long birth-given name, there’s a bit of a formula to it. I’m the son of two immigrant parents from Accra, Ghana who arrived in Alexandria, Virginia with my then
8-year-old brother sometime in late 1980. I made my grand entrance in the fall of ‘81.
While the values I learned during my upbringing were derived from my family’s homeland, my personality, my swagger, that’s all my hometown of Alexandria—with a dash of Philly. I’m a product of hip-hop culture, a lover of all things 1990’s Nike and Jordan nostalgia, and an admitted neat freak.
I'd like to think of myself as more than just a brand strategist. In fact, I'm not "a strategist," 4 semesters of grad school can't change who I am just like that. I'm ambidextrously strategic & creative, a hustler by nature, and a born leader with over 15 years of experience who can do it from the player or coach POV.
THREE THINGS I FIND TRUE
80's & 90's cartoons|hbo's the wire|a jay-z verse
The keys to some of life's most valuable lessons can be found here.
"Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week" - Jay Z
The only reason you haven't done it, is because you haven't done it...YET.
EVERYONE HAS A DIARY-WORTHY SNEAKER STORY
Sneaker Diaries, a podcast by yours truly. Coming soon...maybe.