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Positivity is the name of the game for Fred Frierson, aka Playya 1000
Fred Frierson, aka “Playya 1000” or “Freddy Fri, Your Pusha Man.”
Positivity is the name of the game for Fred Frierson. You may know him by his alter egos, “Playya 1000” or “Freddy Fri, Your Pusha Man.” No matter what you call him, he wants to help you reach your potential.
For the past 10 years, Frierson and Darrell Davis, aka “The Deeksta,” have recorded hundreds of hip-hop songs, each filled with perseverance and hope. As a motivational speaker, Frierson also uses his “Daily Diamond” videos to energize and jumpstart the day. His YouTube channel has 1,500 subscribers.
Frierson’s road to positivity wasn’t a straight path. Speed bumps included the death of his mother at a young age and growing up in a home with a “mentally abusive” stepmother. Determination is what drove this single father of four children to reach his goals, including earning his bachelor’s degree at age 43.
He brings his own life lessons into his work as a nationally recognized Amateur Athletic Union coach and owner of Court Time Events. There, he coaches and mentors children to promote health and wellness alongside important lessons in sportsmanship, relationship building and teamwork.
In all of his pursuits, Frierson says, “It brings me great pleasure to see people motivated and inspired enough to take action toward achieving the greatness they have within.”