Fennella Bruce Interviews Wes "Maestro" Williams on Inspire: Breaking Down Barriers to Success
Fennella Bruce, FKB Media is an extraordinary entrepreneur, writer, media producer and mediator of the Inspire Series. Throughout the series, she shares her stories as a journalist and media creator to the producer for CTV News Channel, Your Morning, and Canada AM. She is also the founder of FKB Media Solutions, a company that helps businesses, startups, professionals, and others develop powerful and successful media strategies.
Wes Williams (aka Maestro Fresh Wes) is the first rap artist to ever have a song inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. His legendary single, Let Your Backbone Slide, was the first rap recording to reach Gold and Platinum Status, first Juno rap recording winner and is also considered to be a seminal intergenerational classic. As an actor, Wes has appeared in several film and television projects, including eight seasons on CBC’s hit sitcom, Mr. D, playing the role of teacher/vice principal, Paul Dwyer. Wes is also the author of the 2010 motivational book Stick To Your Vision and the 2021 children's book Young Maestro Goes to School and hosted Maestro in the Maritimes on Wave 97.3. Wes received the 2022 Juno nomination for Best Children's Album for Young Maestro Goes To School. He currently hosts two shows: Race Against The Tide and his own cooking show: Maestro Chef Wes.