From Youtube To The Big Stage: A Snapshot OF Comedic & Music Artist Mr. Phill Wade
We all know and love Phill Wade from his unique style, sultry soulful voice, and hilarious personality he shares with us throughout social media, but if you’re like me you first fell in love with his entertainment through YouTube. When I would start a video and hear the adlib “Phil Wade Teeveeeee FLEX ON THE DEVIL” or ” Its not Joe its J O…” I knew that I was about to experience either pure comedy or a soulful jam session.
When asked how he first started YouTube Phill shared with us “My friends and I have always made videos to post on Facebook of us acting crazy. The recording culture just happened to migrate on to another social media platform” and now years later we have the internet sensation that he is today.
It can be hard to find your true calling or passion in life but, “by the way [his] passion of performing made [him] feel.”, and his gift for entertaining it became evident to Phill what his passion was. He says, “The confirmation from people was never enough. It’s a good sign but the way I felt trumped all other signals of satisfaction.”
Phill Wade is one of the main reasons I got really intrigued with not only YouTube growing up, but Prairie View as well. Mr.Wade is a PV alumnus holding, “being the mascot!!!” as one of his most memorable moments during undergrad and if he could give his college-self one piece of advice it would be to “start a business with your friends.” Among Phill’s talent, his personality and style are two strong attributes of the “Phill Wade” brand. Currently, Phill is working on various new projects including “an independent film called “How to Get Away with Cheating,” as well as A new Ep to be released this Spring and a new comedy show featuring some of the top social media entertainers. Aside from these endeavors, Phill will also be one of our featured guests at The Black Collegiate Conference at his Alma mater, Prairie View A&M University, on February 8, 2018.
The conference’s intended audience is for young professionals and entrepreneurs seeking insight from millennial professionals and entrepreneurs themselves on how they balance our professional lifestyles and follow their dreams and passions in and outside of corporate America. Here’s a few questions we asked Phil.
Rachel: How do you balance being a professional and an entrepreneur?
Phil: Prayer. Finding balance for life and work as a performing artist is challenging to say the least. Making the daily decision to separate the wants and the needs of the days help me out tremendously.
Rachel: What advice would you give to people pursuing a dream?
Phill: Embrace failure. If you aren’t failing at anything then you are trying anything new. Nor are you challenging yourself.
Rachel: What advice would you tell your college-self?
Phill: Start a business with your friends!
Rachel: What is your greatest accomplishment in life?
Phill: Being better than I was a year ago.
Rachel: Who are people that you look up to?
Phill: My dad and Jesus.
Rachel: What are two things you feel people need most in life to succeed?
Phill: Focus. Action.
Rachel: What inspires you?
Phill: People who aren’t afraid of being themselves.
It can be hard to find your true calling or passion in life but, “by the way [his] passion of performing made [him] feel.”, and his gift for entertaining it became evident to Phill what his passion was. He says, “The confirmation from people was never enough. It’s a good sign but the way I felt trumped all other signals of satisfaction.” From Phill we have learned to follow the true desires of our heart, and to always be our own authentic person. Both being key factors to Phill’s success, we can’t wait to hear the rest of his story at the conference. Make sure you register at bcbpmconference.com and also register for our pitch competition for a chance to win $3000.
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Rachel is a 21 year old Management Major at Prairie View A&M University and aspires to one day own her own event planning company. Rachel has a passion for community involvement and uses blogging as an outlet to voice her opinions and inform the public about topics pertaining to religion, relationships, health, beauty, fitness, music, and other "trending topics" from an open and relatable perspective. She just recently started her own website called "Don't Forget The A", a blog and a brand that encourages individuality, confidence and healthy living as well as focusing on the importance of living to make a difference through giving back and leaving a legacy. She plans to earn her Masters in Public Administration to help her advance her career in community engagement and event planning.