Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds

Written by:
Remi Adeleke
Narrated by:
Remi Adeleke

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2019
11 hours 12 minutes
What would it take for one young Black man not only to rise above statistics but also become a Navy SEAL, actor, entrepreneur, writer, and successful husband and father?

In Transformed, Remi Adeleke takes you back to stories from his childhood, from living as Nigerian royalty to losing his father early in life and being stripped financially of everything by the Nigerian government. Following his father’s death, he and his mother and brother relocated permanently to the Bronx where his single mother struggled to provide for the family.

Statistics tell us that African American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. While it would have been easy to believe that he could never beat those odds, Remi Adeleke refused to fall victim to that premise.

Sharing his incredible journey through the struggles of his life, Remi doesn’t shy away from his illegal activities as a young man that threatened to derail his future as a Navy SEAL. He shares:

- How perseverance transformed his life despite all odds
- How taking ownership of his mistakes and shortcomings led him to success
- His hard-earned wisdom gained over years of struggle
- Belief that the adversities, trials, and tribulations he went through were specific moves by God

At every turn, including throughout his naval career, Adeleke found a way to overcome the odds, even when it didn’t make sense. Remi Adeleke’s journey of following God’s voice, rising above statistics, and experiencing true personal transformation will inspire and move you.
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I recently had the pleasure of reading "Transformed: A Navy SEAL's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds" by Remi Adeleke, and I must say, it is a powerful and inspiring book that delves deep into the themes of perseverance, resilience, faith, love, trust, and forgiveness. Adeleke's journey from a childhood in Nigeria to the streets of the Bronx, and finally to becoming a Navy SEAL is a testament to the power of perseverance. Despite facing numerous obstacles and hardships, he never gave up on his dreams and worked tirelessly to achieve his goals. His story serves as a powerful reminder that with determination and perseverance, anything is possible. Resilience is another key theme in "Transformed." Adeleke's ability to bounce back from setbacks and continue pushing forward is truly remarkable. His unwavering resilience in the face of adversity serves as an inspiration to all who read his story. Throughout the book, Adeleke's unwavering faith in God shines through. His faith sustained him through the toughest of times, and his story is a testament to the power of belief and trust in a higher power. Love and forgiveness are also central themes in "Transformed." Adeleke's deep love for his family and his ability to forgive those who have wronged him is truly inspiring. His journey to finding love and forgiveness is a powerful reminder of the importance of these qualities in our lives. Overall, "Transformed" is a captivating and thought-provoking book that will leave a lasting impact on all who read it. Remi Adeleke's story is a powerful testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of faith, love, trust, and forgiveness. I highly recommend this book to anyone in need of inspiration and motivation. It is a truly transformative read that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

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Andrew M.

This book was not something I would normally read but I am so much better having been taken out of my own comfort zone. It’s not another military book nor is it a “I’m the Greatest” victory lap. Rather, it’s a book about life, faith, and determination but told in a way that everyone can relate to because it’s so damn authentic. This man had every reason to be sitting in prison right now but his no excuse attitude has led him to greatness. I hope this book finds its way into the hands of some troubled youth and changes some lives in the process - it has that power to do so.

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