Tell us a little more about how you got into entertainment!
I used to write poems, and I launched a poetry book in 2015.
That’s when I got into songwriting, and it was uphill from there.
I turned down an opportunity to write for Cassie /Mary J Blige to go to school, and I felt empty.
Prior to entering entertainment again, I took on the pseudonym of Denisa Debocci.
It was the only way I could separate my drastic career change, as my real name, Denisa Axhami, was involved in tons of non-related achievements.
I left grad school my 1st year to pursue what I’m doing now.
I’m alive, I’m whole.
I help achieve their dreams.
I build people/companies, and it’s a beautiful process to see.
I’ve hit milestones myself: becoming a best-selling author, movie deals, etc.
I’m evolving into a public figure.
You truly are a jack of all trades! How did you get involved with being a brand ambassador for the NBA?
It was unexpected.
I’m signed to many agencies as a talent and the opportunity was presented to me.
Luckily, my first couple weeks happened to be All Star Weekend in Chicago.
I represented the NBA at the Celebrity All Star Game, Media Day, Bleacher Report Event, and an NBA2K Tournament.
The craziest moments were playing basketball with Tacko Fall and “calmly” standing next to Jeff Bezos backstage (I never felt so poor in my life).
I met DJ Durel and the crew, eating snacks with Quavo during halftime, the Chicago Bulls, tons of NBA players, etc.
Wild weekend it was.
Sadly, the season ended because of COVID-19 and ambassadors no longer had work.
It was the first time I was in an atmosphere of stars and celebs.
What would you say to any aspiring entrepreneurs who look up to your success?
There will be many times where you want to give it all up.
I’ll be 27 this year, and I’ve been grinding for over a decade to make all this happen.
I’m still nowhere near where I want to be.
Just keep grinding.
Remove any obstacles in your way, even if it’s close people.
Do you have anything new or upcoming we can expect to see from you?
The greatest change is my move to California.
I’ve outgrown Michigan and the entire east coast.
The sky is the limit in the place that birthed the industry.
Additionally, I have a couple books rolling out soon, I’m traveling all over the country for business moves I have yet to announce, and I’ve dipped into the film scene.
Every single day changes.
A lot is coming this year.