DēP has shared the stage and opened up for some of the best of the best in music from Beyonce to Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, Alicia Keys, Jussie Smollett, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Boys II Men, and more. Some of his television appearances include 2015 Grammy Awards, Grammy Salutes: Stevie Wonder, 2016 TV Land Awards, 2016 ESPYS, 2016 White House Christmas, and more. This artist has also made cameo appearances in several music videos including "Matrimony" (Wale ft. Usher), "Bang Bang" (Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj), and "So In Love" (Jill Scott ft. Anthony Hamilton) to name a few also flexing his acting muscles in commercials (Dos Equis & Beats By Dre), tv (Gloryland, Gloria Alred, etc) and film (Straight Outta Compton, The Preachers Son, etc.)
In the last six years, entrepreneur, author, and television host, Paul Carrick Brunson (@PaulCBrunson), has become recognized internationally as one of the most successful matchmakers and small business leaders. Paul is the founder and chairman of the award-winning matchmaking firm, PCBA. His boutique company of 9 matchmakers, counselors, and coaches is considered one of the leading firms in the sector, receiving the iDate Best Matchmaker and Best Relationship Coaching of the Year awards in 2015. He received an NAACP Image Award nomination for his first book entitled: It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be): A Modern-Day Guide to Finding and Keeping Love. Appearing as the co-host on Oprah Winfrey Network’s Lovetown, USA, Oprah Winfrey notes, “Paul is much more than a matchmaker!” Debuting this Fall, Paul will host and produce a primetime docu-series on ABC. Currently, Paul hosts Our World by Black Enterprise, a weekly syndicated network and cable TV show where he interviews today’s top newsmakers and business leaders. Earlier in the year, it was announced Columbia Pictures secured the rights to Paul’s life story to create a film about him being a pioneering Matchmaker.
Paul’s insights and unique understanding of relationships and personal development have made him a sought-after expert on interpersonal relationships and entrepreneurship, having appeared in over 350 major media outlets around the world – including appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Nightline, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, the Washington Post, Black Enterprise, Essence, Ebony, and more. Awarded the Innovator of the Year by the Jamaican Impact Organization, he is the proud host and creator of the popular, educational #MentorMonday webinar series. During those sessions, Paul – along with other successful guest mentors – offers practical advice for big dreams. An advocate of global awareness and education, Paul founded and Chairs a non-profit organization called “Give Love Build Hope” dedicated to transforming schools in rural areas of the Caribbean. He founded and Chairs a professional organization called “BLIP – Black Love Industry Professionals.” He serves on the Board of Directors for Bahçeşehir University (BAU) based in Istanbul, Turkey. He also sits on the Board of Advisors for The Matchmaking Institute, the oldest matchmaking professional organization.
Paul is a graduate from both Old Dominion University and the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He resides in Washington DC with his wife of 14 years, Jill and their sons Kingston and Liam.
Craig’s belief that being a well-groomed man does not mean going overboard and that any guy can take charge of his style and appearance with the right guidance. He was able to realize that dream by bringing his expertise to a wider audience on the web where his readers can learn all the things they wanted to know but were afraid to ask. With topics ranging from the proper way to apply cologne to razor bumps to pesky nose hair, TheMensRoom.com is the one destination that has it all. The approach is “for men, by men” and was an immediate success as its no-frills approach resonated with readers and advertisers alike.
With daily blogs and ongoing videos, The Men’s Room introduced Craig to a whole new audience. He began receiving emails and calls on a daily basis from existing barbers, barbers-in-training and men who wanted to know and learn more. And as his reputation grew his calendar became even more busy as Craig continued to spread the word about men’s grooming.
Craig has served as the spokesperson for two global brands, Lab Series by Estee Lauder and Philips Norelco, he creates, produces and hosts exclusive how-to videos for eHow™ Style, he is a contributing educator to the Paul Mitchell Schools and he has flown around the world to consult with corporations and host consumer events.