Exclusive Interviews

PARIS — L.O.V.E by Sean Chris is a visual inspired by Beauty and the Beast

Sean Chris is a French Caribbean artist who knew he wanted to be a singer when his sister entered him into a local radio contest in Paris. He made it to the finals and had the opportunity to perform live at the Bataclan Theatre, two nights in a row. This exceptional experience pushed him to take his singing career seriously.

MANILA — Luka & Jenalyn earn perfect score from judges at World of Dance Philippines finale becoming 1st runner up

Judge Billy Crawford gives Canadian duo Luka & Jenalyn a standing ovation and asks: “Why are you joining World of Dance Philippines?”

“To be half Filipino, I’m representing my family,” replied Jenalyn. “It’s such an honor to be here honestly. I’m so happy to be here to share my talent.”

HOLLYWOOD — “Believe in yourself” Vee on following her dream of becoming a singer

Believe in yourself, that’s the message European singer Vee wants people to take away from her music. Up until eighteen months ago, Vee was only listening to others who told her she didn’t have the talent to be a singer. Vee decided she would no longer listen to the negativity and stop caring about what other people thought about her and start believing in herself.

TEXAS — Interview with Farhana, wife, mother and founder of Farhana’s Handbags

Farhana is a mother of four boys who started her own online business selling handbags.

BREAKAWAY DAILY: What does being a business owner mean to you?

FARHANA: It means to me that I have freedom to work at something I feel passionate about. I have created something of value with my own vision.

TENNESSEE — Edwin Alan Salhany combines the four gospel stories together in The Gospel “Lite”

Taking a unique approach to harmonizing the Biblical accounts, Edwin Alan Salhany expertly weaves the four Gospel stories together into one continuous chronological narrative, removing duplication, and yet preserving all the details and nuances of the different writers. Using the venerable King James text, this is not a paraphrase, but a re-edit of the very Word of God.

AUGUSTA — Juto on overcoming bullying through fitness and staying true to himself

Growing up, Juto (27) was constantly bullied; feeling alienated and helpless. By introducing fitness into his daily life through dance and strength training, he made it through to the other side with his head held high. Through finding his own path in life, he has risen above his challenges while standing out from the crowd.

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Photographer Emmanuel Whajah on taking his passion behind the lens

Emmanuel Whajah, a creative director and photographer known as Emzy Production Films, has always involved himself in creative pursuits. Born in Hanover, Germany, his first passion was dancing. At the age of five he imitated his idol, Michael Jackson, and a couple years later, won a dance competition. After dancing in front of the camera for over seventeen years, Emmanuel started thinking about how he could use his talent behind the camera.

The Face of Hunger: Reflections on a Famine in Ethiopia is a memoir about Dr. Byron Conner’s life-changing missionary trip

The Ethiopia famine threatened the lives of many thousands of Ethiopian citizens. It has been estimated that four hundred thousand to five hundred thousand perished due to the famine in 1983-1985, and millions were made destitute. The Face of Hunger: Reflections on a Famine in Ethiopia by Byron Conner, M.D. is a memoir based on the years spent helping to the Ethiopian people and the lasting effects that followed the author’s family home to the US.