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Raising the Standard to the Unsung Truth ……….Omegia Keeys

22 Feb

18238523_10211459720142330_5534644034860001756_oOmegia Meme Keeys, native of Michigan City, Indiana, is an American Writer, Director, Producer and Author who exudes much Strength and Intentionality. Above all, Omegia is a Matriarch of Truth and Change. She boldly tackles contention and uncomfortability as a challenge, but more-so to dig and create worlds that wouldn’t normally be told from a person of color’s perspective and therefore holds the Banner of a Content Creator!

Omegia’s Purpose is to Inspire others!

Reflecting back to the late 70s and early 80s’, Omegia was very animated. Before the age of 10, she would create New worlds with her Star Wars action figures and when people would visit, Omegia would hand them an entire script to Act out the roles. Although, Omegia never conceived the height of her imagination (to her, she was just having FUN); this would be the start of her Dynasty as a Filmmaker!

Omegia attributes her tireless activism for making a difference in her work and personal journey to her Mother, JoAnn Johnson. JoAnn is her biggest supporter and Inspiration. She is an Activist who lived through the Jim Crow and Civil Rights era. Omegia was fortunate to learn of her mother’s march for voting, women’s rights, and other injustices with American political leader, Fannie Lou Hamer. The wisdom Joann portrayed caused a Great combustion with Omegia! Her need to be the Voice for so many Unsung Truths grew immensely!

In addition, JoAnn is also a well known Farmer in her home town, growing healthy produce and feeding the less fortunate. JoAnn has always pushed Omegia to strive for Excellence and taught her to Never take No for an Answer. She took grave responsibility in teaching Omegia HER history as well as serving others. As Omegia would explore new ventures (even during adolescent years) she would recall her mother’s words, “a NO means work around it- Until you get a YES.”

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Truth is, Omegia didn’t have the luxury of being Mediocre. Her mother had already set an Incredible Standard! And having such a rich foundation, it was inevitable that Omegia would relentlessly pursue each goal!

By No means, aborting her (then) hobby to create world’s with her script-writing, Omegia would discover another passion, Running! With her blended natural ability to compete, her discipline, and visions that she too could one day be an Olympic runner, Omegia would go on to lead competitions throughout cities around the world. She never allowed her status of being a minority in this sport to overshadow her way of thinking. Omegia ran track from the 7th grade through college. She kept in mind affirmations her mother spoke into her, (to Never give up-even when she felt defeated) and other African American women who Dominated in track.

I met many celebrity runners, one in particular, Jackie Joyner Kersey- who I observed had asthma, but proved to be very successful. It definitely boosted my confidence because I, too, coped with asthma. In conjunction to Jackie Joyner Kersey and my Mother being an inspiration, I undoubtfully admired my sister, Teresa Brown. She was a Beast. She is 7 years older. I would go to her track meets and run along side her. I wanted to be as good as Teresa. I cried when I broke her 1st record. Periodically, I would even slow down to not surpass her time. She would go on to give her blessing for me to UNLEASH the Fire!”

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Omegia was indeed a Fire Runner! She would brave the most difficult tasks knowing she did her absolute best! Omegia exceeded her own expectations, going on to Win Awards: 9 Time Missouri Valley Conference Championship, Pan Am Games Bronze (Argentina), All American and State Championships and more.

As if her plate wasn’t plentiful, in the interim of her triumph of competing, Omegia also managed to be Extraordinary in her Academics! She graduated with honors from Indiana State University with a BS in Criminology and Minor in English Literature.

As philanthropy was rooted in her at an early age, Omegia joined Sigma Gamma Rho Fall of 1995. She would embark a new Sister hood. Driven as Omegia was with each task that was presented, she was equally dedicated to serving her community. The harmonious connection with her sorors would Only help to further her cause in actively serving and being assertive for the Unsung Truth!

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Being instrumental in the Community was just a portion of how she displayed her kindness. Omegia felt she had a greater assignment. After college, following her Father, GM Keeys‘ footsteps, she enlisted in the Military; with a total of 16 years to date. She served her 1st six years in the Air force as an Intelligence Analyst and the remainder in the Army as Human Resources/Personnel. She also worked at MEPs (Military Entrance Processes Station), as a Recruiter. 2 out of the 16 years, Omegia was IRR (Inactive Ready Reserve). She is Audacious and extremely cultured. While serving, Omegia saw and experienced many parts of the world. Unbeknownst to Omegia, her record of events would be the catalyst to the Heroic woman she is today!

The military allowed me to have unfathomable laser point focus. I can do many things in a short amount of time!”, says Omegia.

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Intentionally keeping a journal (to clear her mind and help her stay focused) while being in the Military, Omegia would eventually establish and publish her catalog: (2006) Passionate Playmates, (2007) Seduction.com, and (2008) Can You Keep a Secret. Having received raving reviews from returned and new fans, Omegia would be encouraged to continue writing novels. Omegia was/is a gifted Author who possess power and the ability to deliver conviction! The demand for Omegia, the Author, had grown astronomical! Writing was an addiction. In a short period of time she he had written over 30 books! Being well received by her peers in notable Writing Guilds as well as her fans, Omegia would win awards for Readers Favorite and Conversation Top 25, National Black Books, Best Seller in 6 Titles and many others.

Omegia was unmatched in her tenacity and had an unquestionable amount of belief that she could master anything she put her mind to! Shifting from full time service in the Military to now being a best selling Author, Omegia would relocate to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue her life long passion of being a Content Creator. Shortly after becoming a resident, a friend who also served in the Military took interest in Omegia’s writing style, becoming a starved fan. He would make it his mission to harass her with encouragement! He spoke candidly when holding her accountable of her irrefutable talents. He would urge her to bring her novels to TV/Film. Omegia later discovered her military friend had an ulterior motive, he was an Actor. It wasn’t a bad thing, though; Omegia heeded his words and in 2012 she wrote her novel, Domestic Seduction. After writing Domestic Seduction, it evolved into a script. The “Floodgates” would then open and be the invitation for Omegia to Reintroduce herself, as Omegia, the Filmmaker!

In 2014 Birth of ABOUT FACE MEDIA

About Face is a Military term and My life is Exactly that. I’m making an About Face into my Greatness!”

Omegia had grown a sense of admiration for other notable black filmmakers. She would be notorious for taking notes every chance she got. Omegia was self taught. Her methods for learning were sometimes unorthodox but extremely effective. Omegia became a student of the Art. She had a PHD in “Google-ology”, never shy or afraid of watching tutorials. Relative to producing films, a compilation of her mother’s early teachings and other life experiences would ultimately set the tone for Omegia- in how she would establish and build rapport with other Industry Professionals.

In 2014 Omegia launched About Face Media. It would be the central hub to house her many projects. Being authentic and true to her goals as a filmmaker, Omegia would work many Productions (behind the scenes) as a way to fund her projects as well as learn from other Directors and Producers. She had a habit of keeping “the Notebook” while working as Stand-In. Omegia is a proven team player, but when on set- she is all about getting the work done! If there was ever pause in her job- she would focus on “the Notebook”. Oddly, people would gravitate towards her. The Notebook had a life of its own, causing “Heavy Hitters” of the Entertainment Industry to take notice and become a fan! Omegia recalls having worked on set of Nashville. Actor, Director Mario Van Peebles was magnetized by her writing style. He too had his own Notebook. It was of no surprise that he would give her the “nod” of salutation. He was one of the many well-known Filmmakers who took interest.

And Then IT happened…………

I had the opportunity to work on The Originals. We were filming at a Very Creepy House. While Most Folks Sat Inside to Stay Warm, I Opted for the Light, Outside. Director, Rob Hardy walked by me a few times. My Notebook caught his eye! He grabbed it from me, Man was I Nervous! I had No idea what he would do with it. Even when I was called into set, he didn’t say a Word. At the end of the night he returned my notebook with notes. One that read, “Never Give Up and I Better Not Sell This One.” That Very moment let me know that I am really meant to do this.!

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In addition to working on the Originals for 3 consecutive seasons, Omegia served Production for The House with a Clock in its Walls, Hunger Games, Marvel’s Black Panther, Hidden Figure and countless others. While working, she also wrote and produced Donors (derived from her previous novels). Omegia is definitely well known in the Atlanta acting Circuit for creating Worlds of Opportunity for Many actors. Her recent Premiere of Domestic Seduction is rumored to have reached massive audiences! This would generate sales as well as provoke fans of Amazon to become instant supporters. Omegia has since written The Brown Girls Guide to Good Credit. She has also Written and Directed From Jim to James Crow, a Social Documentary, projected to be one of the most controversial projects she has ever Created.

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Omegia is also in Pre-production of her films, Shattered, The Lure and respectively looks forward to cultivating precision with (earlier scripts) Donor Series, and Delta Dogs, near August.

As fruitful as Omegia’s resume is, she continues to strive for excellence! Omegia plans to leave a legacy-her family would be proud of. She maintains her integrity in any manner of service she provides; whether its philanthropy, empowerment or film making. She understands the level of responsibility with the baton she carries. Her goals are to continue Creating content without permissions for African American voices to be heard (by any means necessary)! She also believes and is a reflection of “When people show you who they are, believe them.” -Oprah Winfrey. Omegia is relentless in carrying out Each task until completion!

Get Use to Seeing This Name, Omegia Keeys, Content Creator, as You Cannot Know Her Without Being exposed to a New Standard to the Unsung Truth!

 

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8 Responses to “Raising the Standard to the Unsung Truth ……….Omegia Keeys”

  1. Kelvin Harris February 22, 2018 at 2:08 am #

    Awesome blog I’m Honored to be apart of the education.

  2. Eric S Macon February 22, 2018 at 2:58 am #

    A very wonderfully written article, this young lady is going places and making things happen. Onwards and upwards to greatness.

  3. Shay Mack February 22, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

    Nice 💯✊🏾

  4. Darice February 22, 2018 at 9:55 pm #

    Phenomenal

  5. Sharon Thompson February 22, 2018 at 10:33 pm #

    Impressive article on a very talented individual. She’s definitely raising the standards.

  6. Porsha Ferguson February 23, 2018 at 12:22 am #

    Beautiful Posting. Love it ❤️

  7. Mario Williams February 23, 2018 at 1:22 am #

    What an awesome outline, of your continuous journey to the STARS! Awesome Melinated Greatness. Don’t ever stop or loose momentum. I am so proud to see a sister, that’s continually fulfilling her dreams and aspirations. Motivation!

  8. Chere' February 23, 2018 at 4:40 pm #

    She is PHENOMENAL! This blog was also very well written giving her story great due diligence. Keep go going Queen! 👏🏾

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