Naekwon Nieem Wright, affectionately known as Kwony Bandz, was born on July 23, 1996 to Tanay Wright and Jonah Reid. Naekwon attended Baldwin and Penn Hills Elementary schools and Sto-Rox High School. Naekwon loved sports, he played little league football and high school basketball. Naekwon was a Los Angeles Lakers fan, and at the tender age of 13, would discuss the players and their stats with his uncle, Maine. Naekwon loved his family and friends. He was known to crack jokes and make you laugh no matter how serious the situation is. He loves eating at five-star restaurants like Eddie V's and Ruth Chris as well as Longhorn Steakhouse.
On August 22, 2019, Naekwon said "I've never been this happy in my life! A healthy daughter"! He was known for calling his homies and saying, "Let's meet at the park with our babies." He posted the caption 'Black Father's Matter' under his pics. It meant everything to him to be in his daughter's life and take great care of her and Mikea. Crushing any negative stereotypes against black dads. Naekwon loved to travel and took trips as often as he could. From Puerto Rico to Jamaica, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York just to name a few. Going to California, one of his favorites, made him realize that his dreams could be reached with hard work and dedication. He traveled everywhere with his friends, whom he nicknamed Kwony's Angels. Mikea, Keshona, Destiny, and Kayla are all apart of his crew. He often referred to them as his go to girls. When he needed true friends, he called on his angels.
Naekwon tragically went home to glory on October 6, 2020. He leaves to cherish his memory, his grief-stricken parents, Tanay Wright and Jonah Reid. His beautiful baby girl, Niyelle Monay Wright, his siblings, Sherita, Tyrek, Bryonne, Jonah Jr., Shanqua, Devante, Alana and Rihana; his grandmother's Melody Wright and Elaine Stubblefield and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends; his loving girlfriend and mother of his child, Mikea Strothers; his brother and best friend, William Moses. He is proceeded in death by his grandfathers, James Baltimore and Joseph Herd, his great-grandmothers, Judy Wright and Melanie Reid. Vivian Baltimore and Delores Stubblefield, and his uncle, Lateef Stubblefield.
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