“I told her okay, she walked me to Harper Collins, and that’s how it all happened.”. I got a film that's getting ready to go to market. No ifs, ands or buts. So, when I found my purpose, that's a game changer and that's important for veterans, especially guys that struggle with PTSD. Remi … One, just one, prayer. We have houses and apartments that we put domestic violence victims in for a period of time until they can get on their feet. But, you know what? Remi was born into riches and wealth. So be it. That doesn't appeal to me at all. Next Select Service Army Marines Navy Air … Episode 140 - Remi Adeleke Remi Adeleke was born in Western Africa and moved to New York City with his mother and brother following the death of his father. What I learned in that whole process and what I learned from my mom is you gotta depend on yourself. Remi's mother was American, and his father was a tribal leader in his native Nigeria. Help the U.S. Navy celebrate Black History Month by learning about the life and perseverance of former U.S. Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke. Are you keeping up? I had failed at everything in my mind. Do you still have that kind of intense relationship with hip hop or is that something that you've grown past? If you can find something that gives you purpose, you know that's a game changer. What was the motivation behind your decision to become a civilian again? All rights reserved. All you're going to have is your inner thoughts. Adeleke is a man who shouldn't have had a chance to serve if all the rules were followed, and he's determined to lead a discussion about what America can do to give inner-city kids a better chance to serve their country. After years of making regrettable decisions, Remi joined the Navy in 2002 and later became a Navy SEAL. When she ran a background check on him, she saw he had two warrants out for his arrest. I had failed at my record company, I had failed at selling drugs, I failed at all of these things and I was like, ‘What else do you have left, Remi? “I was using that money to fund a record company because that was my dream.”. And then I sent it to a company called Zero Gravity. The nonprofit that I work with is called La Mesa City Hope. He went to a mall, got into an argument with his girlfriend, and he told his girlfriend, "If you don't give me my money, I'm gonna blow this place up." After his service as a Navy SEAL, Remi Adeleke had a role in Transformers: The Last Knight By Caitlin Keating May 17, 2019 04:13 PM And she says, "Yes, that was my cousin." What's the name of your movie? RELATED: Gary Sinise Helps Wounded Navy Seal Land Hawaii Five-0 Acting Gig: He’s Someone ‘I Admire Very Much’. Remi Adeleke, 36, was in SEAL Team 3 and, since serving, has used his experience to motivate others and consult, act, and write for films in Hollywood that depict the military. Remi Adeleke. We talk about burner phones, hip hop music, how he invented his own SEAL training regime and the work he's doing with at-risk kids. Your story is like really inspiring? Here I was, a kid who was told you're not qualified, but I became a Navy SEAL in the military. And on Wednesday, his book Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds was released. This album is more about, "Hey, black people, we need to invest in property and stop investing in sneakers and jewelry." FOR CUT STORIES FROM BOOK GO TO TRANSFORMEDBOOK YOUTUBE •Writer•Actor•Masters from UCWV•Strasberg Alum•Former Navy SEAL•Nigerian born•Bronx raised After a year of training, he got accepted into the Navy SEAL program, but got kicked out the first time. I hired a ghostwriter. That's something that she literally would beat into me and my brother's head all the time is that you don't half-ass anything. Tiana also had her brother and mom and dad. I wasn't going to depend on somebody to drive me to the pool. So if I end up getting prosecuted so that all the people get to hear my story and see that they can make a change, or for other people to see that people like me can change, so be it. At 8 years old, he began to steal, and when he went to high school, he began selling drugs and running a fake sneaker business. I'm confident in you because you're my son." If you keep going, we think that this book is going to be a 200,000-word book." What we don't do here is spoil the details of the incredible stories he tells in the book. There was a trail which skirts Lake O'Neill that was shorter, but the thing was there were so many rattlesnakes. The soldier graduated from the Special Forces Q Course, becoming the first woman to earn the Special Forces tab. It was like a quarter of a chapter. However, 99.99999% of people will either have a dream and they'll fail on or will lose a parent or either go through a bad breakup or either lose everything financially or either lose their parents. “By the time I was 19, I was bringing in thousands and thousands of dollars,” he recalls. I work with a nonprofit now in San Diego called City Hope Now, where I deal with the worst of the worst kids, society's most written-off kids, single-parent kids, all that. “I finally came to the realization that I had nothing left. That shoot ending up turning into six months and “opened up the doors for me in the entertainment industry.”. Shortly after his father passed away his mother moved him and his brother back to th... – Lyssna på GRP 130- Great deeds are wrought at great risks: From the south Bronx to the SEAL teams Remi Adeleke av Global Recon direkt i din mobil, surfplatta eller webbläsare - utan app. I don't know why your publisher made you hire me. But you were involved in some pretty felonious stuff with dealing the cellphones. The military won't take them, and these kids have so much potential. So, if they pick up a Navy SEAL book, all they're going do is get entertained. That's crazy!". Anyway, she connected him with me. His biggest project was one of the first manmade islands in the world, now known as Banana Island. “They said what I was doing was an act of patriotism and if that Tiana could vouch for me, then they would say okay,” he recalls. Adeleke told her no, but that he did have nice pants and a shirt. When I got out of the SEAL Teams, that echoed even further. Guess what happened? How did you get someone to publish it for you? So for me, I wasn't going to depend on anybody. “I want people to know my story and realize they can transform too,” he says. After that, they never trained with me again because I train really, really hard. That's why I wrote the book. They were horrible mainly because it wasn't me. Every single one of them quit because they were depending on me to push them. But we should do something for people who commit small offenses. I've met two or three people whose recruiters did a similar thing. I was just a mess because Tiana saved my life. Remi Adeleke is an actor, retired Navy SEAL and author. She hated it when I was growing up. It was when he made an appearance on the Today show that year to promote the film that host Kathy Lee Gifford told him he needed to write a book. It was a few things. RELATED: Was Fred Rogers a Navy SEAL? Remi Adeleke. I said, "There's no way I could tell this story in 60-80,000 words." I like songs here and there. There was a CIA story in the book that I had to take out, and it was only like about four or five paragraphs. She did a great thing by sneaking you into the Navy." She said, "Let me just read it before you make this decision. And I would just tell 'em that I went from Africa, my dad was a millionaire, we moved to the Bronx and all the stuff I did in the Bronx. “Tiana asked him if he could give me a chance and expunge my record so I could enlist.”. One of the reasons why the operational side of my book is as short as it is that I wanted to tell the charity story; I wanted to inspire people. He lives in Atlanta now!" © Copyright 2020 Military.com. I can get up to the pool by running on the road, but it would take me a lot longer. I would tell them all the time, "Listen, you can come, but when I say my start time is 3:00, it's 3:00. You know, find your purpose. She loved it. “They sent me back to Camp Pendleton and that time, I served in the infantry as a medic. Remi Adeleke is a former Navy SEAL, having served in Naval Special Warfare and with SEAL Team 3 from 2002 to 2016. He was rapping from the perspective of a husband and talking about how he almost messed up -- infidelity or something with Beyoncé -- when he almost threw away his whole marriage. I wasn't going to depend on somebody to teach me how to work out. "Outside the Wire" is the latest movie to imagine soldiers of the near future. I was getting ready to mobilize and deploy, and my contract was up and I was given an ultimatum: Deploy, or you should probably get out. She walked into my publisher, HarperCollins, and she told him, "You need to sign this guy to a book deal right now." Just to see my kids light up and see my kids so happy that I was home, or even times when I was on the phone with them and they were upset that I was gone and they were crying, "Daddy, please come back home," that was just confirmation for me that I made the right decision. Inwardly, I nodded my head but, in my mind, I was like, "Absolutely not. When it was time to write my book, I was too scared to write the book. “I tried to bolt out of there because I knew I wouldn’t be able to join the military now,” he says, “but she asked me where I was going and if I had a suit.”. At the end of the day, 99.99% of people on the face of this planet will never be a Navy SEAL. At the recruiter’s office, he met Tiana Reyes, a woman who would change his life forever. What I liked about that album is it's more relatable to me now as a man. I'm about to turn in my last rewrite and, after that, we're taking it to market to studios and production companies, and we'll go shop it as a franchise. Speaking of Remi's personality, it certainly came through in our conversation. That's where I started out writing. For the next six months, he thought hard about what to do next. “I decided to join the military,” says Adeleke. Remi holds a Two, my kids, man. So, I call the event-planning company and this person picks up. It really sets yours apart from most books on the subject. However, their caveat was that I had to hire a ghostwriter. I tried to fit it in, but it just didn't work. He shared with me how she would drive around the Bronx when she was a recruiter and look for people she grew up with who were in trouble. 48 talking about this. I figured that out in the first three lines that he didn't know the whole story. I am so lucky.”. But if that doesn't happen, Zero Gravity is a production company. I wanted it. I'm going to just shoot it straight. So I said, "Mom, I'm going to find her daughter, whatever she needs, I'm going take care of her for the rest of my life.". Originally, my mom was supposed to write with me, but I just started writing and it is what it is now. Remi Adeleke is a former military man and successful actor. You didn't use fake names when you were talking about people who brought you into the service and your experiences in the early days of your career or did you? Discover Transformed as it's meant to be heard, narrated by Remi Adeleke. In 2002 he joined the U.S. Navy, ultimately completing the grueling training to become a member of the select U.S. Navy SEALs. Remi Adeleke has an amazing story to share, and the fact that he served as a Navy SEAL is almost incidental to his epic tale. How did you handle that depression? He asked if he could stay on as the editor, but I said, "No, I'm writing this." After I had to take it out, I started thinking. And I tell them all the time, "I had a living example of it every single day of my life in my mom." It's funny, I just discovered, I don't know what to call it, a gift or this inclination or the desire to write, as a writing class. Another great thing in the book is how you write about the Notorious B.I.G. My wife will tell you, I was depressed. It was just a decision point. The word "Insider". I met so many guys as I was getting ready to go to SEAL Training, the two times that I went, who were like, "Remi, I'd like to come work out with you.". Nominate Them For A $1,000 Prize From AARP, Marine Awarded for Saving Elderly Woman from Deadly Viper Attack, Veteran Left Homeless Gets New Tiny House for Christmas, Coast Guard Repatriates 110 Haitians Aboard an Overloaded Boat, New Naval Strategy Zeroes in on China as Biggest Long-Term Threat to the US, Congress Authorizes New Arctic Icebreakers for Coast Guard. They are not going to starve to death. It really did suck. I didn't want to be a burden to the other guys on the Teams by staying around when I knew I wanted to be home with my boys, so I got out. So, let's go back to that day when my mom read the book. And she asked, "Where are you going?" There were all kind of wild animals that I would hear running through the bushes as I was running, and I didn't like it. And you are going to make it, and these boys are going to be successful. This was December of 2017 and, a month later in January 2018, he turned in three chapters. So, that was one. And they're like, "Man, that's a crazy story.". Since leaving the Navy in 2016, he has appeared in Michael Bay's movie "Transformers: The Last Knight" and participated in a high-profile Jockey underwear campaign. During that time, he spoke with us and went on the Today show. Since I've gotten into writing, I haven't listened to a lot of music when I work out. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Trump had committed an "unforgivable crime" in ordering the killing of Soleimani. You wouldn't write it to beat your chest and say, 'Look at me, I'm a Navy SEAL.'" I said, "Listen, I'm a Navy SEAL. At this point, as you can tell from my book, I'm an authentic writer, right? Come with me; I'll get you in the Navy." I pushed myself, and I did the work. My mom tells me a switch turned in her head at that moment in time. “They can get through it all and succeed.”, He adds, “I was also really able to reflect when I wrote it. I still listen to hip hop now. During that time he met his wife Jessica on Match, got married in 2011 and had two sons who are now 4 and 5. Wow, she was just amazed. I told him about what she did for me. Who the hell do you think you are? I think that's important for all veterans, especially like guys who come from the background of special operations. He was just like, "Remi, I can't get any of these kids from the hood of Philadelphia into the military because of little weed charges. That weekend, my mom happened to be at my house. I said, "Well, my plane is getting ready to take off, so I'm not gonna be able to talk to him right now, but give him my number and when I land, I'll talk to him." I'm a person of faith, so prayer helped me a lot. Did she ever come around on hip hop? If you enjoy our interview, you can also check out Remi's Cutting Room Floor Stories on YouTube, where he and his friends share stories that didn't make it into the book. So, I ran to my cabinet and I pulled out my old military record from 2002 and I went through all the papers, and I found her name and her signature. And if you haven't conditioned yourself to push yourself, you're not going make it. And I said, "There's no way." Why did you decide to write it? Did you use their names? It's like, "I am going to be a SEAL, even though I meet absolutely no qualifications to go to SEAL Training, period." I'm a man that's trying to be a businessman like Jay-Z is a businessman, be a husband like Jay-Z is a husband. Remi Adeleke is known for his work on Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), 6 Underground (2019) and Invasion. I just can't. You don't need anybody to help you. Then, fast-forward, one of my jobs at the SEAL Teams was as an intelligence collector, so I ran sources and I would have to write these long reports for each meeting I had with the source. Or they're probably going to produce it if we don't get picked up because they have a production budget. But people who served with you at Pendleton are going to know who you're talking about. Colonel Owen G. Ray has been suspended from his job as I Corps chief of staff pending a law enforcement probe into the case. Remi Adeleke is a former Navy SEAL, having served in Naval Special Warfare and with SEAL Team 3 from 2002 to 2016. In all honesty, I would say that two years after I joined the Navy, I totally forgot her name, even though she did this amazing thing for me. I hope the Pentagon will read my story and, as my platform grows, I'm gonna advocate for more chances. Before Remi Adeleke was a famous actor, he was a Navy SEAL. There are kids who need a second chance. It was hard, it was hard, it was hard. And so I pretty much fired him. Hot, cold. She did the same thing for him. ", I walked out backstage after the set, after the piece, and she pulled me aside, she cornered me. I'm as serious as I was up there. SEAL Training is a prime example of that. From the time I found out about the Team when I watched the movie "The Rock" when I was a kid, it fizzled out for a while, but it was a dream of mine for most of my life. My story is a prime example. I said, "Read the previous chapters that I sent you before we do anything else, and I'm going to rewrite this entire chapter that I'm reading now.". In 1987, the corrupt Nigerian government stripped his father of the island, robbing him of his largest investment. I know your heart will be in the right place. And I also had an example of not depending on other people. I'm a city boy, so I hate snakes. Because, at that point, they had given me a $100,000 advance. | I know people are going to make fun of me. I know my mindset, and I know that I'm just getting stuff on paper first and then I'm going to go back and cut. “She told me, ‘I know your heart. I mean the list goes on and on. I was going to depend on myself to get it done because I wanted it. It was something that needed to happen. As a teen, he ran an amazing burner phone scam while working as a cellphone salesman. Man, every time I tell the story, I get emotional. In the book, you talk about how much your mom hated your music. Determined to become a SEAL, he fashioned his own training program while stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, and somehow found his way to BUD/S school and fulfilled his dream. Did you talk to your recruiting officer Tiana Reyes before you published the book and tell her you were gonna give the details of how she broke the rules to get you into the Navy? I Googled her name and, when I Googled her name, I found out that she had died of a rare autoimmune disease in 2006, four years after I enlisted. So, I sent him the previous chapters. Remi's mom made him write reports on newspaper articles for punishment when he was a kid, and her efforts have paid off. “That’s where my American journey began,” Adeleke tells PEOPLE. And I gave her the same reasoning why I shouldn't, and she said, "That's a stupid reasoning. I was working with a nonprofit in Atlanta, and I needed to fly there because one of the kids was getting ready to get sentenced to either prison or jail. Plus What Else We Learned from New Mr. Rogers Documentary. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: How This Man Went from Being a Troubled Teen to a Navy SEAL: 'I First Had to Hit Rock Bottom'. Did you know you were a writer before you started this book? Hayden Harris with a gunshot wound to his head on Dec. 19. After deciding to spend more time with his family at home, he got a phone call from someone who worked for filmmaker Michael Bay. Write a book,'” says Adeleke, who welcomed his third boy six weeks ago. After his service as a Navy SEAL, Remi Adeleke had a role in Transformers: The Last Knight. When they went to SEAL Training, when they went to BUD/S, and things got rough and I wasn't in their ear saying, "Keep going," they quit. Remi has a unique story growing up in Nigeria. Remi Adeleke’s life is straight out of a Hollywood movie. Just understanding that everything happens for a reason, and God has pretty much laid out my path for me. Credit: It was two days, three days, and then I would come back. Did you have to research if you were in the clear with the statute of limitations before you decided to put those stories in the book? And I was like, "What? You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. Three, my wife and her encouragement. So after my mom read the book, she said, "Remi, you know what's gonna happen? I wrote the rest of the book. Can you loan me some money?" When that switch was turned in my head and I wanted to be a SEAL, it wasn't like "I want to be a SEAL." Every Sailor has a story. Remi Adeleke has an amazing story to share, and the fact that he served as a Navy SEAL is almost incidental to his epic tale. I highly recommend the book. I want people to read it and be like, "You know what, I've gone through the same thing and, wow, I can't believe this guy talked about this, but he overcame it, so I can overcome it.". Ending his successful naval career in 2016, he was led to pursue a career in writing, speaking, and acting. Because I kept thinking about that while I was reading. I hate to fire myself, but you just need to write." Being a SEAL, you're gone so much between training and deploying, and I just wanted to be home with my sons and raise them. I'm not going to water it down. And this guy was financially well off. And check out the book, which breaks all the rules of a military memoir. When you were serving at Camp Pendleton, you weren't really on a career path that would lead someone to becoming a SEAL. I read them, and they were horrible. When you truly want something, you don't need anybody to push you. We talked for three hours, and I told him about the book. Reyes said to come back the next day. Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? At that point, I had a different name for Tiana because I had forgotten her name. I wish that I had the chance to see her, but I'm now friends with her family. And I was thought, "Yeah, you're right.". And I know where they're gonna end up; they're gonna just end up back in the streets selling drugs or doing something that they're not supposed to be doing." She said, "Remi, I'm serious. Ending his successful naval career in 2016, he was led to pursue a career in writing, speaking, and acting. And I didn't want to pimp the Trident, so to speak. “And it didn’t start off well.”. I was crying. A week before I was supposed to turn it in, they told me, "If your book is over a word count and if we don't like it, we can reject it. And there are people who have done the equivalent or worse. After years of making regrettable decisions, Remi joined the Navy in 2002 and later became a Navy SEAL. I still have the email from the vice president. So that's what that process was for me. My mom was very regimental as it related to that. “I was still stuck in my old ways, and I hated the training,” he says. Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype, Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds. The other thing that she said to me was, she said, "Remi, you know what's gonna happen?" She said, "Remi, this is a historic book. "If you just quit now and don't turn it in, all you have to do is pay us back $50,000." Ending his successful naval career in 2016, he was led to pursue a career in writing, speaking, and acting. How did you work your way through it? That's just the reality of it. I remember I would have to run these trails because the long route was the road route. La Mesa City helps with human trafficking because human trafficking is a huge thing in San Diego, as well as domestic violence. After his aunt spent almost all of her money to pay for his court fees, Adeleke joined the Navy and dreamed of becoming a SEAL. Every single morning, waking up, going to the clinic, working four hours, having the next four hours off to go train, and running the three miles uphill to the pool, and running the three miles back after swimming, that sucked. Every time somebody said, "You need to write a book," I told them, "No, absolutely not because there's a stigma attached to Navy SEALs who write books." The U.S. has maintained a near-continuous aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf region since May 2019. By the time I got on the airplane and was about to take off, I found this one female name, Googled it and found that she owns an event-planning company. I know that this is a hard decision for me, but everything has just worked out for me. He hadn't read the first half of the book. Or even if it's a medium-sized offense or even if it's a second offense, we have to be willing to look at it in a case-by-case basis and see if we can do something to help change the trajectory of this person's life. So I wanted to write it for those people. What's your story?" No. He is a writer, actor, mentor, former Navy SEAL, and father of three. Ending his successful naval career in 2016, he was led to pursue a career in speaking and acting, including the 2017 blockbuster Transformers: The Last Knight and the upcoming motion picture, 6 … It was depression. Well, I guess no one can do what you were doing anymore because of how all the technology has changed. And you're going see her and she's going to see what she did. She was the first person that read it, actually. When you get out, it seems as though that purpose disappears. About two years later, I went back to SEAL training.”, RELATED: U.S. Navy Seals and Retired Police Join Forces to Rescue Human Trafficking Teen Victims. The next day, he called me back and he's said, "Remi, I can't believe you wrote this. After years of making regrettable decisions, Remi joined the Navy in No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire She said, "You need to talk to her brother!" How did you find a way to train yourself to get into BUD/S School? Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. So yes, something has to change, whether it's a program or they can work with the justice system. She was like, "You know, pretty much like we didn't think that you could pull it off, but we were just blown away by what you wrote.". So I said, "Give me the weekend to think about it." You're not going to be able to finish this book," all of this stuff. The book is here, and it's amazing. One of the amazing things to me about the book is how much you don't disguise. We weren't being monitored by PR staff trying to keep him on a schedule, so we just talked for a while and probably could've kept going all day, but I'm not sure anyone wants a book-length conversation between the two of us. Township firefighters discovered Cpl. You have absolutely nothing left.’ I had to hit rock bottom first.”, RELATED: Happy Veterans Day to Tom Selleck, Adam Driver and More Stars Who Served in the Military. 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