Actors Marlon Wayans and Omar Epps are proof that speaking your dreams into existence really does help you manifest your dream life.

Last month, Wayans shared a vintage video on Instagram of himself and Epps attending their prom at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York. In the brief clip, which appears to be from the early 1990s, the young men can be heard discussing their future goals well before their acting careers actually took off. 

Omar Epps predicted he was going to be rich.

The brief clip begins with Epps introducing himself then proceeding to say “I’m gonna be rich, it’s true,” before being interrupted by two female friends and a young Wayans cracking jokes.

Though Epps and Wayans were messing around in the video, their words reigned trued as both men went on to have successful careers in the entertainment industry.

Epps went on to land leading roles in several major films, including the 1992 classic Juice, starring the late Tupac Shakur, and the 2000 romance film Love & Basketball alongside Sanaa Lathan.

Meanwhile, Wayans gained global recognition for his roles in the Scary Movie franchise, White Chicks, Requiem for a Dream, and RESPECT.

Wayans on manifesting your dreams

Along with the video, Marlon Wayans stressed the importance of manifesting your wildest dreams in the caption, writing, “We knew in high school we were gonna be something special. Speak your s**t into existence then manifest by doing the work.” He added, “@omarepps @marlonwayans still dreaming… we ain’t done… we just beginning. #LAG.”


Check out the vintage video below:


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