Education Matters: 12-year-old motivational speaker visits Fresno, offers words of wisdom


Nyeeam Hudson is only 12-years-old and as a motivational speaker he is bringing an uplifting message to young people around the world.

On his recent visit to Fresno, Nyeeam had a message not only for school kids but adults too.

He goes by the name of King Nahh and his story shows the importance of allowing kids to express their creativity.

Nyeeam is a young man with a big voice- a voice that reaches all around the world.

“You don’t have to change for someone who doesn’t appreciate you for you to be yourself, be yourself at all times”.

This 12 year old motivational speaker brought his message to students at Bethune Charter Academy in Southwest Fresno.

“Because I’m a young kid myself you know. I like making that connection,” he stated. 

King Nahh says being on stage in front of a crowd is something he’s wanted to do since he was five and his need to be creative often got him in trouble.

“In class I was the talkative one. I would definitely say I was the class clown always making jokes and being funny and Like I said I did get in trouble a lot for talking,” he mentioned. 

Nyeeam was able to channel that talking when his father allowed him to make videos, instead of rapping he choose to be motivational

“I didn’t want no one else like me to be in a classroom or be in the world period and not express their dreams because what somebody else thinks.”

Letting your child be creative, letting them pursue a dream is a message shared by son and father.

“Seeing him and his innocence it wasn’t about owning his creativity it was about letting him be free. Letting him be free even when you don’t understand it,” said his father Lonnie Hudson. 

Lonnie Hudson is a single dad to Nyeeam…a self taught videographer and web page designer who grew up in foster homes without a father, and a mother who didn’t understand her son’s need to be creative.

“We would call it bad what he did, what my son do in the house is what got me in foster home, because my mother didn’t understand that yelling and screaming that expression, my son writing on the walls, heh not the wall the refrigerator we can erase it and I write with him.”

Letting his son follow his dream has led to this 12-year-old being named the most motivational kid in America by Forbes Magazine.

The Fresno County Superintendent of Schools brought King Nahh to Fresno where he also spoke to hundreds of educators at Warnors Theater. He had a message for teachers who might have the next King Nahh in the classroom.

“Let them explore not at a time when we’re suppose to be learning but at lunch or at recess let them explore and find themselves because a child who has a talent they won’t really know until they are free.”

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