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John Mgbemena

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John Mgbemena (born May 11, 1994), is an American model, actor, and artist from Nigeria, but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.[citation needed]

John Mgbemena
BornJohn Mgbemena
May 11, 1994 (age 26)
Atlanta, Georgia
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
Other namesCaesar
💼 Occupation
Model, Actor, Artist
📆 Years active  2013-Present
🥚 TwitterTwitter=
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Early life[edit]

John Mgbemena was born on May 11, 1994, in Atlanta, Georgia to Jacob Mgbemena and Evelyn Mgbemena. He is the middle child with two older and younger brothers. He attended Riverdale High School, where he played basketball and was a scholar-athlete, which led him to attend Georgia State University, where he graduated with a degree in Biology.[1]

Career[edit]

Mgbemena started his modeling career in 2013 at the age of 19, after auditioning for the Georgia State University African Student Association fashion show.[2][3] Mgbemena has since appeared in editorials for various publications, multiple fashion shows, and brand ambassador campaigns, notably Fashion Nova, Bronner Bro, Macy, Dillards, and Black Doctor.[4][5][6] He was on the covers of Healthy Black Men, AU COURAG, and Style n Soul magazines.[7][8][9] His name was featured as a Nigerian model on the Marika magazine June issue.[10] Nonetheless, publications such as Medium, London Daily Post, and The American Reporter have featured him, not only for modeling but for acting and music as well.[11] Furthermore, he was featured in an article by Obvious magazine as a rising model to watch.[12]

Acting[edit]

Mgbemena’s acting career started when a talent agency reached out to him through his Model Mayhem profile and booked him for a supporting role on Murder Chose Me, a crime drama on Investigation Discovery channel. Mgbemena then appeared as himself on Chrisley Knows Best, which premiered on the USA network.[citation needed] Since then, he has done several other television shows, print ads, and commercials. It includes; ESPN Gameday Pizza Hut commercial, Adidas Arizona St. Sun Devils NCAAF Uniform campaign, and Fatal Attraction, a crime drama TV series.[13][14] Additionally, Mgbemena has worked with the likes of J Cole, 21 Savage, 2 Chainz, and other artists playing unique roles on various music videos.[15][16]

Artistry[edit]

Mgbemena is also an independent artist and goes by the artist name Caesar. His music career began when he dropped his first single, “Never Gave Up,” through a distribution company. The single gained great notoriety once played on the radio. Soon after, they requested him for an interview with BuzzMusicLa.[17] Mgbemena talked about the story behind his artist name Caesar, as well as the creative process behind his single “Never Gave Up.” After much hype on his single, he then dropped an independent album called “I Hate it Here” on November 17, 2020. The project captured the attention of Thisis50, a site created by the artist 50 Cent, and led to an interview discussing his artistry.[18][19]

Discography[edit]

Independent studio album[edit]

  • I Hate it Here

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 UsorElse- T.I. Riot uncredited
2018 To be Free Dad
2020 Forbidden Love Jason
2020 Rookie Dad

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Murder Chose Me Jerry Bryant Episode: "Follow the Leader"
2018 Chrisley Knows Best Himself Episode: "Different Strokes"
2018 Fatal Attraction Will Ferguson Episode: "Hiding in Plain Sight"
2020 Boomerang Himself Episode: "There U Go" (uncredited)

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Role
2018 "SOJU" JAY PARK ft. 2 Chainz Unknown
2018 "Beat the Odds" DerezDeShon ft. YFN Lucci Teacher
2019 "Baller Alert" Tokyo Jetz ft. Kash Doll Love interest
2019 "a lot" 21 Savage ft J. Cole Unknown
2019 "When I Go Down" Willie Clayton Love interest
2020 "Lil Boi (Big Talk)" Ayanis ft. Queen Naija Love interest
2020 "Weak" Flo Milli Love interest
2020 "B.R.A.T" LightskinKeisha ft. Black Youngsta Love interest
2020 "Pinned to the Cross" Rick Ross ft. Finn Matthews Mob

References[edit]

  1. "John Mgbemena". meritpages.com. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  2. popglitz. "John Mgbemena George State University Archives". Popglitz. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  3. "We Sit Down With Rising Rap Artist John Mgbemena". THE URBAN JOURNAL. 2020-12-17. Retrieved 2020-12-18.
  4. Stories, Local. "Meet John Mgbemena - Voyage ATL". Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  5. "Meet John Mgbemena: "With God All Things Are Possible" | Page 2 of 2". BlackDoctor.org. 2019-11-12. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  6. "OUR INTERVIEW WITH TOP MODEL "JOHN MGBEMENA"". OUR INTERVIEW WITH TOP MODEL "JOHN MGBEMENA". Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  7. "Healthy Black Men Magazine PROOF". Issuu. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  8. "Au Courag: A Blue Dream Magazine Release - 2020-03-14 March 2020". Evensi. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  9. "Style N Soul Magazine Summer Issue". MagCloud. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  10. "MARIKA MAGAZINE MEN (June - issue 46…". MagCloud. Retrieved 2020-12-16.
  11. Collins, Chris (2020-05-07). "JOHN MGBEMENA(CAESAR) — THE NIGERIAN MALE MODEL, ACTOR, AND MUSICIAN'S RISE TO FAME AND SUCCESS". Medium. Retrieved 2020-12-03.
  12. "Model Watch, John Mgbemena". OBVIOUS Magazine. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  13. azcentral.com (2019-08-19). "ASU football releases new Adidas sustainable uniform for 2019 college football season". www.chatsports.com. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  14. "ASU football, adidas release all-white uniforms for 2019". Arizona Sports. 2019-08-19. Retrieved 2020-12-06.
  15. "JOHN MGBEMENA (CAESAR)— MALE MODEL, ACTOR, AND MUSICIAN ON THE RISE". Styled. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  16. Collins, Chris (2020-05-18). "John Mgbemena — "A Star was Born"". Medium. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  17. BUZZMUSIC (2020-01-15). "Artist Outlook: Caesar". BuzzMusic. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  18. "John Mgbemena ~ Model, Actor, and Musician also known as Caesar, takes the world by storm with his new project "I hate it Here."". News Break. Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  19. "John Mgbemena ~ Model, Actor, and Musician also known as Caesar, takes the world by storm with his new project "I hate it Here."". Thisis50. 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2020-12-05.

External links[edit]

John Mgbemena on IMDb

John Mgbemena on Top Talent

John Mgbemena on Model Mayhem


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