Elijah Ahmad Lewis is a Broadway/ TV and Film Actor & Recording Artist. He is currently starring in Motown The Musical's First National Tour as Stevie Wonder. Lewis is also the CEO of eal360Company which encompasses six brands: LaCrafts Creations --- A Graphic Arts, Design & Brand Building Company, Javo Lacu --- A Clothing/Fragrance & Accessories Line. Lacoustic Records MG --- A music group label. TunesNetwork --- A cartoon animation network under UMU TV (Unique Minds Unite, My TV Network), and Your Mac My Fork --- A blog catered to a Nation wide and low mac & cheese taste
How did you determine your passion?
Most of the time I always say, "If you love to do something and would not mind NOT getting paid for it, then thats how you know it's something your passionate about!" It's very rare that people get to do what they love on a daily basis, and get paid for it. Most people living in this world have jobs just to get by, most of the time doing things that they don't particularly care for. I always encourage anyone I come in contact with to find what you are passionate about and find ways to incorporate it in your everyday life.
What challenges have you had to overcome?
Unfortunately we live in society where we have people who don't know what it is to be happy for others when they succeed. Because that is our reality, there were a lot of moments while building my brands, that people who weren't involved and or weren't rising in their world tried to tear it down! Most of my challenges came from people not wanting to help when I needed something or just leaving me there to fin for myself.
How do you stay focused?
When God Gives you something, a vision, idea or thought, its our job to take it and nourish it, because there is a higher purpose for it! Its just like life! Its not easy, but you have a purpose her on this earth destined by God. HE NEVER SAID IT WOULD BE EASY, but he will be there along the way. So just remembering that there is a higher purpose for my passion and gifts he has given me, keeps me going.