Farley Flex is best known as a judge on Canada’s most viewed television show ever, Canadian Idol. He was also the manager of Canada’s first successful rapper Maestro FreshWes.
Currently Flex is President and CEO of Plasma Management & Productions Inc., and founding Senior Vice President. Business Development, Stakeholder Relations and Spokesperson for FEVA TV First Entertainment Voice of Africa, Canada’s first 24 hour African Canadian television network. Flex was the founding music director, VP of Business Development and host of Reflexions, at FLOW 93.5 Canada’s first Urban and first blackowned and operated radio station, a position which earned him the Media Personality of the Year Award and the Special Achievement Award at the Canadian Urban Music Association Awards in 2006.
With a tremendous passion for community development Flex has also gained international recognition as a motivational speaker, social activist, master mentor and humanitarian. He is the 2007 recipient of the Harry Jerome Award for Entertainment and Community Service and the 2005 recipient of the Bob Marley Community Role Model award. Flex has had two high school scholarships established in his name.
Having done extensive work with vulnerable youth in First Nation’s, African Canadian and other marginalized communities, Flex was announced as a National Ambassador to UNICEF, appointed to the Special Advisory Council to the League of Human Rights and awarded two Bob Marley awards for his work in education and community development. His receipt of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award was attributed to his extensive work with the world’s most vulnerable children as far away as Malawi, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Kenya as well as in Canada where he calls home.
Flex describes himself by his interests – Entertainment, Sports and People or ESP!