A pair of middle-school brothers have been selling candy in Los Angeles to raise money to support their aspiring careers as media moguls.
They were seen on Color-Coded, a media site dedicated to “amplifying stories within Black and Brown communities,” following an encounter with a stranger. Cameras caught up with brothers D’eareo and Keeshon Gilyard on the streets of Los Angeles. The two brothers, ages 11 and 13-years-old, have been selling candy daily to raise money for equipment needed to live out their dreams of becoming social media influencers.
“We currently do skits, but this is like the lead to doing what we want, which is like rapping, gaming, dancing…all of that,” D’eareo said.
The brothers who have been experiencing homelessness since an apartment fire in 2017 have continued to persevere through—constantly working on their craft. They utilize cellphones to create content on Instagram, Tik Tok, and YouTube. The young entrepreneurs consider themselves actors, comedians, gamers, and social media influencers, hoping the money will help them purchase better tools to create and record their content. Their future goal to have their own media company is already in the works. One of their customers works in the entertainment industry and offered a hand.
“These boys are now under my wings are WILL be successful leaders in the entertainment industry and millionaires.. let me just decree and declare that truth right now,” the Instagram user wrote.
Since their interview with Color Coded, a GoFundMe has been set up to support the young brothers’ hustle. The pair are a constant reminder that nothing can get in the way of your dreams.
To donate to D’eareo and Keeshon’s fund, click here.
Congratulations boys! Keep going and never quit!
Photo Courtesy of @itscolorcoded/Instagram