If you could have dinner with one person, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
Kobe Bryant. He just embodied a mentality that really resonated with me. I saw so much of myself in him, so I would’ve loved the opportunity to just talk to him about mentality, consistency and life philosophy. I feel like I’d walk away from that conversation with an entirely different understanding and approach to life.
What are the top two social media sites you use on a regular basis?
Instagram and TikTok. Instagram for creating and sharing content or keeping up with friends and family, and then TikTok for entertainment and learning. An honorable mention right now is Threads, for news and thoughtful words/quotes from creators I follow. I like that it still feels pure as a platform, for now.
What’s currently on your bedside reading list?
I usually have no more than two books going. One to feed the mind, the other to feed the spirit. For my mind, I just started reading “For the Culture” by Marcus Collins, which explores our understanding of culture and its impact on human behavior. And for the spirit, I just finished “Crazy Faith” by Michael Todd, which explores how to step out in faith and dive into a more purposeful life of trusting God for the impossible. I’ve always been more of a self-help/self-improvement book reader over novels. I’m a visual person, so I typically save that kind of storytelling (fiction/non-fiction stories) for film/TV, where there are visuals to go with it.
What was the last show you binge-watched?
I don’t usually binge-watch shows (I don’t have the patience to sit through entire seasons at a time like that), however, I just recently binge-watched “Hijack” on Apple TV+, and when I tell you it’s the suspense thriller of the year … well worth the watch.
At what age do you hope to retire?
In my 40s. But I’d retire from a traditional 9-to-5 and continue to work, just maybe in a different capacity doing something I’m passionate about where I can apply my creativity to develop or launch something new. … and ideally continue to grow, invest, and give back.
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CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the age of Sean Pitts, his title, details surrounding the campaign starring Okoye from “Black Panther,” and the name of the Lexus car featured in stops of Beyoncé’s U.S. tour.