"A LEAP OF FAITH IS A DECISION AWAY. VENTURE INTO THE UNKNOWN, WATER YOUR CROPS, AND EMBRACE YOUR GROWTH.”
A husband, father, son, brother, commoner, student of life, and poet - Branden Nakamura is a man of many roles and life experiences. He is an alumni of the University of Hawaii - West Oahu, with a Degree concentration in Psychology. While most know him as a working man providing for his family, he’s known amongst his peers in the urban Island scene as “Image”.
In a dream that brought one last conversation & closure between Branden and his late Aunty Sue, Aunty coined Branden with the nickname “Image”. Inspired by Aunty’s kind-heartedness & passion for helping others, Image vowed to continue Aunty Sue’s legacy by being that kind-hearted person helping others in need. “Pick someone up with a helping hand; you can learn a lot from the person that you help.” Following those wise words of wisdom, Image surrounded himself with like-minded individuals that shared that same vision and value.
Image joined Tiki Entertainment in 2005, and established himself (as a supporter, to a recording artist). Throughout the years, he’s established and maintained close relationships with his label mates, from simple gestures such as supporting and promoting an album/concert event, to influencing and inspiring loyalty. Becoming an artist was the road taken as a result of positive influential label mates, and a “voice of his own” to share his personal life stories with the world. With the singles “The Chosen One” and “The Chosen One Remix”, Image tells his story of how he and his wife came to be, and their life, today.
Image’s passion for music, and undying loyalty to his brothers from Tiki Entertainment, blessed him with an opportunity to be the Database and Content Manager for We Are Hawaii (WeAreHI). With diverse professional work experiences ranging in groundskeeping, Education, Auditing, and Administrative Support, hard-work and the belief in something bigger than himself are just a few contributions that Image brings to the table. Compassion, understanding, honesty, dignity, and integrity are exemplified in every interaction with Image.