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Music Promoter Andrew Minott Shares Uplifting Story of Fatherhood with a Number One Autobiography, “Prove ‘Em Wrong”

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The realization that everyone has a story to tell and that experiences can be learned from triumphs to defeats is what Andrew Minott has proven in his own authentic life. Andrew has chronicled the complications, disappointments, hardships, and obstacles in his soon to be released, “Prove ‘Em Wrong” autobiography.

Andrew transparently speaks about his early years as a young, single father of two sons who faced the challenges of combating society’s negative perceptions of Black parenthood. Debunking the pervasive stereotype that Black fathers are more absent than not from their children’s lives is just one of the central themes Andrew disseminates with conviction to his readers. As he points out so passionately, Andrew is fervently involved in his children’s daily lives which is by far his greatest accomplishment.

The Jamaican-born author, promoter, producer, and music consultant is vehemently resolute about not repeating the pattern of his father’s detachment from him and his siblings in his formative years. The example Andrew has set to be a better father to all of his children (three sons, one daughter, two stepsons and three young men he helped raise) is the message he is adamant to convey.

Like many, Andrew Minott had dreams of his own that were often deferred. From an early age , family members, particularly his own mother and father, did little to encourage Andrew. It was his grandparents who acted more like parents and taught him independence and respect. Although he didn’t always follow house rules and subsequently allowed his anger to get the best of him, Andrew took comfort in playing soccer and ultimately realized music was his escape. But the reality of that attraction didn’t manifest until years later.

Inasmuch as Andrew desired to attend college to make something of himself, he was disappointed once again by his father’s lack of interest, financial support, and repeated declarations that Andrew wouldn’t amount to much. Instead, Andrew pursued college on his own volition with an initial concentration in aviation at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida after enlisting in the Navy where he spent ten years in active duty and reserves.

His interest there, however, wasn’t limited to aerospace programs. Concert promotion and production piqued his curiosity after attending concerts that featured reggae artists, like Sean Paul, who drew large crowds. Throughout the years, Andrew gained moderate success with certain clients and performers and even relished in the upward climb. But in the midst of it, he also suffered daunting defeats, thereby, attempting to ‘prove those naysayers wrong’ by working more furiously and soliciting the advice of the one family member he trusted.

Cousin and Jamaican singer/producer Lincoln Barrington “Sugar” Minott whose hits include “Rub A Dub Sound” and “No Vacancy,” taught Andrew that his career would continue to flourish as long as he kept one thing in mind: ‘If you don’t truly love this music business, then don’t do it. It’s not always going to be glamorous; it has its share of corruption too.’ While the lesson from “Sugar” may have been harsh, Andrew heeded his cousin’s words “for the love of music” which was his real passion.

Andrew credits “Sugar” for having the biggest influence in his decision to ‘keep the music going’ and for penning “Prove ‘Em Wrong.” Modestly, Andrew wanted the book to be a tribute to his cousin, who deserved more recognition based on his distinguished music career, and not about himself. But as fate would have it, Andrew felt it best to prove everyone wrong, especially his family, by demonstrating that he is indeed the author of his life story.

For interview inquiries, contact Double XXposure Media – [email protected] 201 224 6570.

Watch Part Two of A Conversation with Andrew Minott and Double XXposure Founder/President, Angelo Ellerbee

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