Blogging Pioneer. Wordsmith.
Southern Gentleman
on a Mission.

 

Blogging Pioneer. Wordsmith.
Southern Gentleman
on a Mission.

 

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Blogging Pioneer. Wordsmith.
Southern Gentleman on a Mission.


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Hi, I am J. Dakar. My mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire through the use of the written word.

I created my first blog in 2001 while in high school. Before graduating college, I became a professional blogger contributing to Concrete Loop. Time magazine named the now defunct entertainment blog one of its top websites of 2008.

After departing Concrete Loop in 2012, I focused on my graduate studies. I earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership in 2015.

My work has helped raise awareness and funds in support of various causes and concerns. I’ve had opportunities to meet and interview some of my favorite celebrities. I was even invited to the White House where I shook hands with President Barack Obama, which is something I still have a hard time believing!

This site marks a return to the way blogging used to be for me before I got paid to do it.

This site marks a return to the way blogging used to be for me before I got paid to do it.


Join me on the next chapter of my journey as I document what comes next and share my thoughts and observations on culture, entertainment, and life.

Read My Selected Work

“In the beginning, there was a blogger before you even knew what blogging was. His name: J. Dakar.

Dakar provided a pivotal platform for budding celebrities, thought leaders and influencers who move the needle for culture today. He has a gift. His keen perception keeps us connected to the pulse of what’s going on before it goes on.”

Enitan Bereola

Bereolaesque



“J. Dakar is an insightful innovator, a thoughtful mind in the midst of so much virtual noise.”

Carletta Girma

Carletta Girma Photography

Check out some of my favorite work.

Please get in touch by emailing j@jdakar.com.


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