Ambitions are never too big, and life would not have meaning if we don’t dream of becoming at least one thing in the future. Some people stop once they’re at the top of their career ladder, or when they’ve gotten a taste of their dream job, but others would rather venture into more things and find other ways to rediscover themselves and their abilities. The story of Tanaka Tava mirrors the latter, and he wants to inspire other people to explore the possibilities of the world like he has.
Tanaka Tava is Co-Founder and CEO of Hustle and Motivate Entertainment Productions. The company, which you can find on Twitter and Instagram, produces digital content that provides motivational, athletic cinematography, photography, and empowerment across the world.
But Tanaka doesn’t limit himself, as he has other titles on his portfolio; actor, author, podcast host, fashion designer, and keynote speaker, and he carries out all of these roles with utmost dedication.
Tanaka was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Texas, USA. He is the first generation in his family to attend Baylor University and is currently undertaking a double major. Tanaka is receiving higher education to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts with a minor in Entrepreneurship.
He also pushes himself beyond the books to be a model collegiate. Aside from being a scholar and on the Dean’s List, Tanaka is the recipient of the 2019 Baylor University Academy for Leadership Development: Social Identity Award, and the 2019 Baylor University Student Government: Student Involvement/Active Engagement Award.
Tanaka has received world-class training on acting, voice and movement, and the elements of scenic and lighting design. His acting highlights include a leading role in a short film that premiered at the International Film Festival in Austin, Texas, and a supporting role in a movie titled ‘Noctambulism’ in 2018. More significantly, he was the lead in a stage production called ‘Great God Plan’ that ran from August 2017 through 2018, where he earned the Best Male Performance title. Tanaka aspires to be an Oscar-winning actor known across the globe, and become the CEO and owner of a giant multimedia enterprise to keep sharing unique and authentic stories.
His focus as a keynote speaker is using his unique background and experiences to bring leaders, students, and peers alike to discuss the wonders and endless possibilities of the world. And as a budding entrepreneur, Tanaka is making a mark in the fashion industry. He launched his first line of luxury streetwear, ‘Iconic.’ The clothing line is a reflection and expression of his vision to highlight the importance of self-expressionism, creativity, uniqueness, and individuality.
Tanaka has self-published a book entitled ‘Sunshine in July’ and can be picked up on Amazon. The book is a profound collection of poetry with the themes of loss, romance, frustration, and ultimate victory. It is a remarkable piece of work that was written for every person.
Tanaka strives to achieve an international presence and hopes to influence the younger generation most of all. He is motivation lies in empowering communities, elevating the standard of collaboration, garnering innovation, and providing social impact. It is his mission to create opportunities for diverse population groups locally and globally and strengthen people through empathy and practical action.
Know more about Tanaka Tava on his official website, tanakatava.com.