A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before the great. (Proverbs 18:16 ESV)
Wendall Geneiro Wesley doesn’t shy away from the notion that he’s on a mission through the immeasurable gift by which God has blessed him.
A massive mission, to put it more bluntly.
While 2020 undoubtedly has been a year filled with an array of life-altering obstacles for many, this year, in various aspects, has changed the overall landscape of the life of Wesley, a Mobile, Alabama-based entertainer who’s suitably known as “Geno” and the mastermind behind the hit song, “She’s Got the Juice.”
Credit his remarkably brilliant musical gifts as arguably the grandest reason why.
“(I’m destined to) being a blessing to everyone that hears my music and support my shows,” Wesley, during a recent interview with Making Headline News, said, appropriately introducing his God-given craft.
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Having recently celebrated his 46th birthday, Wesley’s rise to becoming a rising entertainer comes amid humble beginnings.
An employee at a Mobile-area Walmart, Wesley, at one point in time, had dropped out of school but, to his credit, he deemed it imperative to pursue his GED.
Mission accomplished, much like his lofty dream of being a globally-acclaimed entertainer.
Today, Wesley would be the first to admit that the sky’s undoubtedly is the limit, particularly as it relates to his musical heroics.
What’s even more astounding is that upon discovering his God-orchestrated gifts through music, Wesley — like so many in this ever-so-competitive industry — was told time and again he didn’t possess the credible mechanics to thrive and flourish as an aspiring entertainer.
“(My competitive drive through my latest venture comes from) being told I shouldn’t do it,” Wesley recalls.
Now that he’s steadily devising ways to find — and embrace — his notable niche in his selected industry, Wesley would be remiss if he didn’t pay homage to God, Whom He credits for blessing him fervently to delve off into music.
And then there’s the unyielding support of his mother, Wesley said, a devout woman of faith and ordained minister who helped steer her son in the right direction, both in the natural and the spirit.
Interestingly, Wesley’s musical talents throughout the Body of Christ were discovered a little more than three decades ago when served as personal assistant to the late Reverend James Cleveland during the Gospel Music Workshop of America in Mobile.
Known as the “King of Gospel music,” Cleveland was a driving force behind the creation of the modern gospel sound by incorporating traditional black gospel, soul, pop, and jazz in arrangements for mass choirs. Throughout his career, he appeared on hundreds of recordings and earned four Grammy Awards.
Also, Cleveland was the first gospel musician to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Consequently, he was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1984.
Cleveland died in 1991 at the age of 59.
LEAST GENO FORGET
Besides having built a solid rapport with Cleveland, Wesley’s assortment of achievements includes having had the golden opportunity to host his release party at Mobile’s historic Harlem Duke’s Social Club.
“(My mission as an entertainer is to) bring more love to everyone and being genuine about my craft,” Wesley said.
A well-publicized musical stint that spans 32 years, Wesley has been afforded the golden opportunity to show his immeasurable skills in various cities around the country, a trend that was highlighted by his touring with an array of high-profile R&B artists during which he sang mostly solo, he said.
GENO’S NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
Interestingly, Wesley is director of a Mobile-based My Heart, My Part, his Mobile-based nonprofit organization, which is centered largely on youths have a place to call their place, he told MHN.
“(This organization was established) to (these youths) come work out their issues, find solutions to their issues without violence, and to use their voices in a powerful way,” Wesley said. “That’s something that’s rooted in my soul.”
Moreover, Wesley’s My Heart, My Part, he emphasized, strives to assists the youth, homeless, and recently released inmates to garner a new lease on life, all the while empowering them to become better version of themselves.
“(We’re committed to assisting the) homeless with shelter, food, and resources to regain what they’ve lost,” Wesley explained. (We want to) provide hope and not disappointment…re-entry into the community with the tools to get employment, a suit or dress for the (job) interview, and to assist with researching the positions applied for.
“(We’re committed to helping them) to appreciate defeat and go back and do it all over the next day…and the next day, then cheer for them when they get the position they were first turned down for.”
GENO’S “SHE’S GOT THE JUICE”
For more information about Mobile, Alabama Entertainer/Businessman Wendall Geneiro “Geno” Wesley, to inquire about his musical services, his nonprofit organization, or a speaking engagement, call 251.767.1439 or connect with him via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ItsGenoWesley/?ref=py_c; LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geno-wesley-31037736/. Also, send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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