Photographer, Personality, Actor, Publicist, Public Relations Director, Event Manager, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker Extraordinaire are the few titles associated with Jakeem Smith. With this unique compilation of natural talent in these diverse field areas amalgamated with his precise vision emanated Jay Productions Agency, LLC. Born in Dover, Delaware, Smith’s upbringing was the catalyst behind his need to make a difference in the world. Accordingly, he understood at a very early age that he would settle for nothing less than the best, and this is what he successfully yields for each of his clients the best quality services possible to render!
Commencing his professional career in the industry of marketing and entertainment as a celebrity photographer, Smith has had the pleasure of shooting such illustrious artists as Dondria of So So Def, Terrance Howard, Jermaine Dupree, and other known figures and to that extent the rest was history. Further expanding his skills and expertise in the areas of strategic planning, brand development, social media networking, photography, videography, design, and more, Smith built Jay Productions Agency, LLC into the multifaceted marketing and production platform that currently stands today.
Jakeem has excelled in his career in 2021 alone becoming a Segment Producer for VH1. With all the accomplishments he has obtained, he never stops thinking about others. He is constantly providing mentorship and opportunities to creative artists, media professionals, publicists, and more to grow their careers. Also as the Founder of Food in The City ATL, he is always finding new ways to give back to those in need. This past summer Jakeem as Owner of Food In The City ATL in conjunction with Georgia State Rep Erica Thomas, and Two Lewis (On Track Georgia) teamed up for the ultimate giving back to the community endeavor at the Diamond+Spikes in Atlanta, GA.
5000 dollars was gifted to a family of 11 at the invite-only event that was presented by Food In The City ATL, founded by Jakeem. The honoree Ebonee Greshahe shared her story at a fabulous dinner complete with celebrity guest appearances, such as Brett Gray, Sheree Whitfield, and Mimi Faust in support of Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton, and more.
Also at the event, at age 32, Jakeem Smith was honored with a proclamation for his humanitarian works as Founder of Food In The City ATL.
Other notable clients include Naturi Naughton, Brandy, Eve, Lisa Raye, RL, Q Parker, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Joseline Hernadez, Nene Leakes, Willie Taylor, Kore Stacks, Greg Cole, and many more. Smith most attributes his aunt, world-renowned author, and motivational speaker, S. Renee Smith-Larry as the guiding force behind his heightened success.
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