Former SEAL Breaks Depression to Become Hollywood Actor

Remi Adeleke went from Nigerian wealth and social status to losing his father and everything he ever knew. His family moved to the U.S. and he was now stealing and selling drugs in the Bronx.

After being inspired by the movies “Bad Boys” and “The Rock” he joined the U.S. Navy. During cold-weather survival training in 2008, he reached his bottom.

“I hit rock bottom. I personally had tried everything to fix myself. I realized I had issues. I tried meditation, Eastern religious practices, I tried forcing myself to change and nothing worked.” he said.

By that point, his brother had become a Christian for almost 10 years, but Adeleke would just make fun of him for his faith.

“He would tell me, ‘Remi, when you hit rock bottom, cause it’s going to happen, just remember to cry out to Jesus, And I would be like, whatever,” Adeleke remembers.

Trying to break out of a deep depression he finally reached a point where he turned of Jesus.

“I was just like, you know what, nothing else is working, why not try this Jesus man, . That’s when I cried out to Jesus, and I was like ‘Jesus help me.’ And I began to see things change. I began to feel peace at times when I prayed. “

Two weeks later he found himself in a church and fully surrendered.

“Ever since then, everything has just changed and like the cover of the book says, just transformed,” he said.

Now out of the SEALs, he became a Hollywood actor, taking on roles in Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight”, as well as consulting and acting in “6 Underground”, a film that will be coming out soon. He has also written a book, “Transformed” to share the things he learned on his journey through life.

“If Remi failed over and over and over again, because that’s what you’ll see in the book, and he still made it to where he is today, then there’s no reason why I shouldn’t make it. There’s no excuses. I can defy the odds.” he stated.

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