posted on 9th September 2018 by Nekquai Adeniyi
Dearest Donald (not the duck) has been making some serious waves lately. I think it’s high time we had a talk about this dude, amirite?
Who you be, boo?
Donald Mckinley Glover Jr (bloody hell, what a name!) is a man of many talents. At the age of 34, Don (let’s call him Don, we’re cool enough for that) is an actor, comedian, writer, director, rapper (named Childish Gambino) and DJ. Well, fuck. Imagine what his CV must look like. With both the announcement of his role in the highly anticipated StarWars prequel/spin-off “Solo” and talk circulating around the release of his controversial music video “This is America” in May, which captures the tumultuous struggles faced by Black Americans trying to live normal lives within a country deeply submerged in vehement chaos. It’s fair to say Don’s been in the media quite a bit this year, seemingly for all the right reasons.
I don’t know about you, but it looks like he’s pretty much living the creative dream here. Only very talented people can switch up their roles like this and be a success in practically every area they cross into. I’m not gonna lie, guys, I’m more than a little impressed. How does he manage it all at the same time? What were his humble beginnings and how did he get to where he is now? How do we worship him? Why is he so god damn good looking? Will he marry me?! So many questions…
September 25th was a grand day in 1983, the day that the mighty Donald was brought into the world… I see you Libras in the back getting hyped. Simmer down.
Donald’s come up has been pretty. While studying at New York he got attention for his work with a company called Derrick Comedy and at age 23 (twenty fucking three!) he was hired as a writer for the wildly popular NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He was later cast in the American sitcom “Community” (showing on Netflix. Also hilarious) as college student Troy Barnes. He’s had his own stand-up comedy tours, stars in the FX series Atlanta, (created and occasionally directed by him) for which he has won various awards, including Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series, Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. Since 2008 he’s been releasing his own music as Childish Gambino (a rap name he apparently got from an online Wu-Tang name generator)
So basically, to sum it up, he’s just a bad ass. And a bit of a sexy one too (I like beards, okay. Don’t judge me). If we had more people like dear Don maybe the world would be a better place. Lol, jk. We like him.
Written by Nekquai Adeniyi
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