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February 9, 2023 40 mins

Douglas Johnson and his life partner, Akilah Love, founded The DNA Brand in 2019 in Toronto, Canada.  Since his formative years, Douglas, a former Elite Basketball player and restaurateur, always had a strong passion for entertainment and community building due to being an athlete and leader amongst his peers and life experiences in his native, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Akilah, a socialite and serial entrepreneur, also had a strong passion for events and community, likely due to her upbringing in a family of politicians and community leaders.  From childhood, and independently from 1987 to the present, Akilah has been involved in community initiatives in collaboration with government programs both in Barbados and Canada.  In 2017, Douglas and Akilah joined forces and vision in business by way of restaurant co-ownership and an entertainment management company. Soon after, it was clear both Douglas and Akilah were aligned and motivated to serve: in 2018 The DNA Brand would be born to help improve the lives of others in mind, body, soul and finances.  To share knowledge locally, nationally and globally, Doug and Akilah created multiple divisions of The DNA Brand, including DNA Health, DNA Financial Network and The DNA Brand Foundation.  Through the Health and Financial Division, DNA will create mentoring programs with an emphasis on Health and Financial Literacy for those in under-resourced and underserved communities.  The DNA Brand is currently operating in service locally in Atlanta Georgia, Canada, specifically Toronto and Nova Scotia, and in Accra, Ghana supporting a village and founding a school called The DNA Brand Academy. In the fall of 2023, DNA will also adopt a school in Barbados and offer mentoring, and financial and social support to help the students to reach their peak potentials.  March of 2023 will not just be Douglas’ and Akilah’s birthday month, but this month will also commence the first inaugural DNA Diamond Ball, which will serve as the official USA launch for The DNA Brand and its divisions, most importantly for The DNA Brand Foundation inspired by amazing children in Ghana and created to make significant impacts worldwide.  You can learn more about this amazing creation at and more about the upcoming lavish ball at

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