CEO of Black Avenue Music, Black Avenue Sports and Livewire Events, Desmond Blackmore popularly known by his stage name D-Black has disclosed American hip hop sensation and business mogul Sean Diddy Combs aka P.Diddy is his role model.
Often referred to by many including Mensa of FOKN Bois as the P.Diddy of Ghanaian showbiz, D-Black laid mortar to the bricks in an interview with NY DJ on RYSENSHYNE on Y102.5FM as he asserted he looks up to him (P.Diddy).
P.Diddy is a big role model to me, I look up to him because he’s done so much for himself in a short period of time outside of making music. One thing a lot of people don’t know about me is that I didn’t start off as a rapper, I started off with events which a lot of people don’t know.
When I was really young, I was working at a night club and I was doing events there and that’s what made me my first money before I got into music. I only added music to the list of things I was doing to be able to take care of myself and it’s been able to bring me this far but I have been doing a lot of other stuff aside music so when people compare me to P.Diddy, which is what he also does, music and other stuff, it feels good”.
With a record label, sports company and well-established events such as ‘Celebrity Soccer Bash’, Night train, RepeatOrRevenge Boxing Bout, D-Black has also won several awards locally and intentionally as a musician including Channel O award for Best West African Video.
In 2011, D Black was nominated Best International Act, Africa at the BET Awards.