His message spreads throughout the world defying cultural, religious, gender, and socio-economic boundaries. Whether through his musical content or viral media messages, it only takes a few minutes of connecting with him to understand why he becomes an instant favorite. Johnnie has a unique way of reaching people who are seeking to make peace with their past and maximize their present.
Johnnie is the founder of TURN, TALENT URBAN RESOURCE NETWORK, a nonprofit organization based in one of the most influential cities in the world; New York City. Through TURN, Johnnie uses his resources to engage at-risk youth throughout the Tri-State area with musical instruction, music production training, songwriting camps, and workshops, and various outreaches.
Adding to his philanthropic passion, in 2016 Johnnie took the helm of another prominent faith and humanitarian endeavor with his G.R.E.E.N, Global Environmental Exchange Network; focused on providing essential resources, including educational goods and services, finances, and most importantly emotional care and support to less fortunate youth around the world. To date, Johnnie’s GREEN program reaches hundreds of lives in Ethiopia, India, China, and most recently Thailand.
The process of transforming from the insecure and fearful young man, who was once an active gang member into the powerhouse entrepreneur, entertainer, humanitarian and leader that he is, has taken dedication, discipline, resources, and spiritual growth. His passion is to utilize his experiences, insight, and influence to help every soul he encounters to evolve into the best version of themselves.
With Johnnie’s passion including inspiring, equipping and empowering the next generation of young emerging musical leaders in entrepreneurship, entertainment and faith, it is no wonder why he has a global viewership of over 1 million online through his musical and media content.