Tariq Nasheed is one of the world’s leading dating and relationship speakers who always serves as a source of motivation to both the young and old. He was ushered into the limelight when he penned the dating advice book titled The Art of Mackin that later became a New York Times Best Seller. As an eminent author, he also has other publications under his belt.
However, his meteoric rise to stardom came when he produced the documentary movies, Hidden Colors: The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor And African Descent and its sequels. He is also an actor, screenwriter, and podcaster. Before getting to some juicy facts about the Hidden Colors’ director, let’s take a look at who Tariq Nasheed really is.
Who is Tariq Nasheed?
The prominent media personality was born on 1st July 1974 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. He was brought up along with his sister and brother in Birmingham, Alabama. After saving enough money for a flight when he was 17 years old, he moved to Los Angeles. Regarding his ethnicity and nationality, Tariq Nasheed is an African American. Following his completion of high school, the dynamic speaker obtained his degree from Yale University, United States.
Although Nasheed was a very popular figure in the streets of LA, Michael Moore brought him to the limelight when he employed him to do some political satire material on his Bravo Network show. In a quest to understand dating strategies, Nasheed visited many places around the globe, probing diverse customs and cultures on human relationships, as well as perusing books on psychology. From what he learned, he developed a dating technique he called G.I.C2, an acronym for Game, Intelligence, and Common Sense squared as he began to lecture men and women, as well as college students on the techniques of dating.
Prior to writing the critically acclaimed New York Times Bestseller dating book, The Art of Mackin, which sold over a quarter of a million copies, Tariq Nasheed first wrote a book about social and media issues that were covered by The Source Magazine. The book was a commercial failure as it only sold about 100 copies. So far, he has many books under his belt including, Play or Be Played: What Every Female Should Know About Men, Dating, and Relationships, The Art of Gold Digging, and The Mack Within.
Additionally, Nasheed is known for his incredible directorial works in the documentary film series, Hidden Colors. His unique works can also be seen in the following movies and documentaries, Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin, Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism, Hidden Colors 4: The Religion of White Supremacy, Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare, 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti and many others. He also wrote and starred in the 2013 horror sci-fi film, Dark Medicine (The Eugenist) as Coach Anderson. Other TV shows he has featured in as himself are The Awful Truth, Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School, and Late Night With Conan O’Brien.
While we’re on the subject of Tariq Nasheed’s several endeavors, you should also know that he is an internet radio host of the Tariq Elite Radio Show, as well as the host of the famous podcast, The Mack Lessons.
5 Facts About The Hidden Colors’ Director
1. Tariq Nasheed’s Family Life
Tariq Nasheed sealed his love with a nuptial bond with his age-old love-struck, Peanut Nasheed whom he dated for several years in 2014. He is not shy in showering love on his wife publicly as he has been seen on multiple occasions on a romantic date with her, which includes her 2017 birthday celebration at Mr. Chow restaurant, situated in Malibu. The couple shares three children; two sons, Mateo, and Asir Nasheed and a daughter, Taria Nasheed whom he celebrated her high school graduation on 7th June 2018.
2. His Production Credits
in addition to being a director, Tariq Nasheed has tasted mainstream successes as a movie producer, having produced over ten movies and documentaries with his most notable work being the documentary film Hidden Colors and its sequels. His other production credits include Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus, Wilmington on Fire, and International Racism.
3. United Kingdom Entry Refusal
Tariq Nasheed was apparently barred from entering the UK for the premiere of his film, Hidden Colors 5. The official explanation given to him from the UK authorities was that his presence was not conducive for the good of the people.
4. His Entrepreneurial Works
Nasheed is an entrepreneur of general merchandise as he has a cologne label named Risqué Elite and a sunglass label called Tariq Elite. He also owns mobile games including Crispy’s Biscuits and the Moorish Kingdom.
5. Tariq Nasheed’s Net Worth
The accomplished entrepreneur has made the bank from his diverse business ventures that range from writing, directing, producing to cologne label. Tariq Nasheed has amassed an impressive net worth that is estimated at $2.5 million and his fortune is still on the rise.