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Jon Bynoe: Profile + Interview

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Jon Bynoe: Interview
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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

That those are words I can only hope I am blessed to become almost synonymous with one day. I’ve got big plans. But of course, the Babes & Gents motto as well haha.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

Just a kid who feels like he’s finally ready to capitalize on the things he’s been blessed with. I’m definitely motivated for this new challenge and journey.

Why do you do what you do?

I’m a passionate individual. Very, very passionate. I’ve got a lot of things to share, and I truly feel that this channel really has the potential to be something substantial. Hopefully you guys get some laughs along the way, but.. I’ve got a feeling you just might.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

You know, it’s funny. I feel like a part of me always knew, in one way or another. As for how I finally began this journey? I believe that when several people from many different walks of life suggest the same thing to you, it probably has some considerable merit to it. It started with some old roommates I had. They thought the way I would rant and get animated about things, was often hilarious and urged me to share it with others. At the time I was hesitant, but at least agreed to begin writing down many of the things that popped into my head, to be potentially used later. After a friend of mine here in Ottawa got wind of this idea I’ve had, of having a channel that would act as my own open journal, he became an integral part of getting the ball rolling over the past 8 months. More and more people have gotten behind this idea, truly believing in my vision and I guess, my potential too. It’s all been incredibly humbling.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Oh man, scheduling. Scheduling, scheduling, scheduling. Time management is so important and managing this between school, work and getting workouts in, really required a whole new level of discipline. I work with an amazing production team, but they also have lives of their own. I anticipated that, but.. It’s still something I don’t think you can really appreciate until you really have to execute. Beyond that, I think I was my own biggest obstacle. I’ve always been hard on myself, and week to week have always been my biggest critic. You should see me in some footage editing sessions lol.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I’ve been inspired by a lot of individuals. Writers, public speakers, actors, some professional athletes, some of my peers.. If I had to name one though? That’s really tough, but Will Smith. Just someone that’s worked so so hard for so long, it’s difficult not to admire the passion, hunger and desire to do better. For me inspiring anyone? Maybe indirectly. I hope with time though, that this channel certainly does. I’ve gotten some really great heartfelt messages from people since I’ve launched that channel. That in itself, was humbling. I’m grateful for them, and I hope I make everyone proud.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Not doing this sooner. But, everything happens for a reason and I’m really excited to see what the future brings with this channel.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Take over the world? I’m really eager for this channel to grow. Exponentially. I’m so excited about it, and I can’t wait to share all that this channel has in store for you guys. I mean, I haven't even touched on sports or pop culture yet! From there I feel like the sky’s the limit.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

If you’re going to do something you believe in, plan. Do it right. The first time. Like the saying goes, you don’t get a second chance at a first impression. Don’t waste it!

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Amir, I’ve gotta thank you first and foremost for having me for this interview.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank my awesome team Ladisa Productions, and my friend Junior Mbeng for their direct involvement. I'd also like to thank my friends, peers and family that have been so supportive thus far. I can’t thank you guys enough for believing in what you see in me, in the potential you’ve seen and believe I have, and I can’t wait for what the future brings. Much love!

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Jon Bynoe: Profile
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Full name

Jon Bynoe. But, I usually go by JB.

Age

23

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Toronto, Ontario

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, Ontario

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Haha, both my parents are from the beautiful West Indies. One from Trinidad & Tobago, and the other from Barbados.

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

YouTube blogger. Do they call them YouTube personalities now? Man, I’ve got no idea haha. I make YouTube videos that challenge thought, and make people laugh hopefully. I’m also a full-time university student.

How long have you been doing it?

The channel is brand new! Just launched this month. That being said, it’s the culmination of a lot of work that first began well over a year ago.

Fav Song

That’s a tough one.. I like so many different ones based on genres haha, but if I had to pick one right now? No Role Mode Modelz by J. Cole. Overall though, I bump Return of Simba by J. Cole pretty often haha.

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

I’m a big J. Cole fan. I still play his Friday Night Lights mixtape on the regular! For musicians overall? I’ve been a Cannonball Adderley fan for a long time. I've been a musician since a pretty young age.

Fav Movie

I’ve gotta go with Remember the Titans. Too classic as far as sports films go. That or Bad Boys 2; because.. Bad Boys. 2. What’s not to love?

Fav Actor/Actress

Denzel Washington. Dude is the man. I mean, have you SEEN the Equalizer?! The man is NOT slowing down!

Fav Clothing brand

Whatever looks good on me? I’d really have to go look at my closet haha. But I have a considerable amount of Nike stuff I’d say.

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Can’t say I’ve got one for sure. I just love beautiful art.

Fav Sport to watch

Oh, you’re talking to a sports fanatic over here. Basketball, Football, both American and the original beautiful game, Baseball, and of course, Hockey. I am Canadian after all haha.

Fav Sport to play

Basketball or either of the Footballs. Love them. Nothing like that time away, but hoops was my first love.

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