Yahya McClain, a Marine for life and CEO of YAH Filmworks Inc. has been involved in the entertainment world for more than 30 years. Yahya not only succeeded as a professional boxer, becoming a Two Time World Champion, but he also learned the management and promotional aspect of the entertainment business.In 1990, he founded Yahya Worldwide, a promotional company that promoted jazz concerts in Atlanta, Georgia and Las Vegas, Nevada. Artists such as Najee, Will Downing Jr., Jon B and Aaron Hall among many others.
In between training and boxing Yahya co-wrote and co- produced The Soda Pop Dance Show, a teen dance show that aired weekly, live on cable TV in Las Vegas.In 1999 Yahya began training and advising Laila Ali. Securing endorsements with large company’s such as Adidas, Ford, and Soft Sheen Carson to name a few. Yahya also spearheaded her entire boxing career. He worked tirelessly to make sure Laila stayed on course at the right pace.