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Yaves has shared platforms with former President Bill Clinton, worked alongside Jamie Fox to aid hurricane Katrina victims, performed at the Nickelodeon complex in Los Angeles, CA, reached audiences all over the world with his music, Dr. Cornel West called him a “concentrated genius”, but his mother still calls him Yaves.
A native of Columbus, OH; Yaves Ellis has been using mixed media to create targeted messaging that educates audiences for the past 15 years. Starting at the age of 7, and obtaining his first national recording contract at the age of 12, Yaves was a minor in a major league business. But the chemistry of hard work, humility and talent is a combination that creates results, and the outcome was astonishing.
Yaves is also the youngest person to ever hold the title of Public Affairs Director in the Radio One conglomerate, which owns over 40 radio stations across the country. He currently host two radio shows, Any Given Sunday, and Eye On The Community, with commentary and analysis on issues related to politics, race, socio-economics, and popular culture the show has a diverse format that reaches a wide audience of over 200,000 listeners.
As an artist, Yaves has seen his last two projects debut in the Top 50 on the iTunes Rap/Hip-Hop charts within 24 hours of the projects release, outselling a number of popular mainstream artist.
A graduate from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, Yaves owns Sling Shot Media Group LLC, which has been one of the top content providers of inspirational content in the region. SSMG LLC also owns Fresh Laundry Marketing which is a social media company that creates breakthrough hands on marketing campaigns. With a full grasp on Viral Marketing we provide end-to-end hosted solutions powered by proprietary video, photo, voice and social networking.
With a Masters in Crisis Management and Counseling from Ohio Christian University, Yaves is often called on to speak at universities, high-schools, churches, and seminars. He has recently accepted the position of Young Adult and Youth Pastor at New Birth Christian Ministries in Columbus, OH.