A few #recap clips 🎥 and #photo of the adventure that was @hairinmotionexpo put together by @eliorabeauty. What an amazing #venture and idea, bringing 2 #astars#topofthegame#baddest#hairgame killers together in the UK for the very first time....@anthonycuts, what a straight up guy, humble spirit and so much talent. Mehen!!! @tokyostylez was just the bomb...style, grace and another humble factor....zero to none. Maybe I'm a bit partial cos he looks and acts just like @dayomonde. Didn't get a picture with you darling but Dee has plenty and thats good enough for me.
It was definitely a great experience even though I couldn't sit around to watch the masterclass cos trust me, I'm strong in the game too but will get to pick up a few tips from the guys too, hopefully on a 1-2-1 basis soon. Y'all have to come back soon.
I met some beautiful characters too @alwaysstayingracious @becbecmc @kcshanti @blackbeautymag and more...you are all #amazing#blackpeoplewinning#blackuk#africans#entrepreneurs#shoutoutsatutday#hairshow#tokyostylz#anthonycutz#eliorabeauty#askbukki
#Olojo - Ojo ti Ojo di Ojo(Celeberation Of Almighty God for the day of Creation).
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I just learnt the following:
The Simons Genome Project study of the Reich Laboratory of Harvard confirms the genetic existence of Yoruba in Ile Ife at 100,000 years ago. South Africa’s Khoe-San group spilt from Yoruba 87,000 years ago then the Congolese Mbuti, split from Yoruba 50,000 years ago. This Yoruba settlement in Ile Ife led to the creation of civilization complete with numerous discoveries and inventions the world benefits from up to today. Scientific studies have proved that Yoruba is also the genetic progenitor of four of the major West African genetic lineages namely Igbo, Fulani, Gaa and Akan as well as all human groups outside of Africa.
What a great way to start the week...with #love.
You just can't fake this kinda love...they call it #blacklove...
#repost from @gabunion - My 1st Emmy Awards and I got to go with my best friend ❤️❤️❤️ #Emmys2017
I can't say how proud I am of my girl Alma for coming up with this great venture and following through with it. I totally supported this idea from the very start...to get two #international hair artist extraordinaire in one program...#amazing!!! Don't miss out peeps...just a week to go till #HairinMotion - get your tickets today for the masterclass &live hair exhibition with @anthonycuts + @TokyoStylez live in #London - 22nd & 23rd September 2017 @the #HiltonMetropole Hotel. Hosted by @djabrantee.
Tickets on sale from 35 pounds via www.shoobs.com.
Ghen ghen!!! Excitement is just too much...counting down the months/days soon but first here is our #savethedate.
My baby boy and our last born is officially bringing his wife home to us Saturday 30th December 2017 in Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria. We are about to shut it down!!! Please keep them in your prayers because that is the koko...may their marriage last forever, may understanding and patience be integrated in their lives together (AMEN). I say this because we see all the glam wedding celebrations (esp. on IG) but we don't see the pressure in the background.
I am happy that as a family (both the bride and groom) are all in this together...come rain or shine!!! Adeola, I will carry you myself to support our Okanlawon on the day. We can't wait!
Oya! Lets go and do a #preweddingshoot. How do you want it #traditional or #English? We got it covered! Let all the #photographers start applying now - forward me your proposal for the #royalcouple. I am dead serious!!! #mybabybrotherisgettinghitched#wedding#photoshoot#lagos#nigeria#inviteonly sorry.
Round of applause and serious #shoutout to my personal person @wonderboysolek aka Olorin Oba.
What many don't know is this...I've known Soji for decades now...truth me be told, I might have been one of the very first person he told that he would pursue singing and he was gonna make it. His eyes always used to light up when he said it and I'd ask him to sing...he would then go to his keyboard and play a song....he was a very good friend of mine (practically family) who looked out for me - those were the good old days. To be honest, I wasn't sure whether to encourage him or discourage his passion cos he had a great white collar job as an accountant and all I could picture then was him leading in that direction.
However, one thing I learnt about passion and determination was through Soji...he doesnt know this but through him, I learnt that if you truly put your passion into practice and work hard, greatness happens.
I discovered this and felt so proud the very first time I saw him playing with his band (which at that point had the now reknowned and celebrated @donjazzy as his keyboardist) - and I thought to myself...he followed his passion...wow! How I wish many are brave enough to do the same. Before una start thinking I just dey name drop....I don't know #donjazzy o so I can't write about him but I tell you this...one person's vision can propell another to actualize his - time for these two to create something epic together sha.
Massive respect to my brother and my friend. I know I can be troublesome at times but you know my support for you is from day 1.
Keep on inspiring...you are definitely a #wonderboy.
#mylast#shoutoutsaturday - promise to continue next week but in the meantime peeps...keep on sharing your gift(s) with the world cos what is the purpose of having a light under a bed? Let your light shine bright!!! Peace, Love and Joy
#artist#singer#tungba#lalalefriday#awonko#awonko#awonko wale wa si se ....#awonko wa le wa gbo owo #perforner#solekcrew#solekband#musician#numberoneinhisgroup
I have so many more #shoutout to do mehn!!!! This lady right here knows how much I love her...I dont know what it really was that made me want to be there for her...guess it's just God.
My number 1 go to #mua @divazbeautylondon is just a raw talent but that's not all...she works so hard to make her dreams become a reality. Her tenacity is next to none, if you ever get the chance to meet her, you'll know what I mean.
Abi, well done...I'm super proud to be part of your journey. Keep shinning baby cos you're a star!
Now...there are a few great photographers I've been blessed to know over the years and I'd happily post my current personal photographers soon but let me shed a light on these hardworking talented brothers I've been blessed to have worked with a number of times.
@affinityq @dazzitto are two great artists I am proud to be associated with....their work ethic is close to none.
Can you spot me behind the ever gorgeous Funmi @mona_lisa_x
Guys, do you remember this shot? Our very first wedding together with @geebalo.
Special #shoutout goes to @zootofilms...his support sparked my enthusiasm to do great things - I remember your advice always.
#Shoutout to @GeeBalo of life...the special being that introduced me to the #Nigerian#bridalindustry.
The moment I met her and saw how hard she goes as a business woman...boy! She is a force of a nature. Did I mention that she is also a great mentor of many talented individuals - another cheerful giver.
Props to a lady that is a #superstar#makeupartist and now a specialist #beads#jewelry expert. Check out her page for more info.
Sis Gee, if you are not mentioned on my journey, it would be a lie. Bless your handiwork and keep on being a blessings to others.
I love love girls/ladies/women who are #gogetters and about their business and @florencehungbo of @bodexng @bodextv is definitely one to watch.
Congrats on your newly appointed role as @qmainternational Ambassador - we are so happy to have you on board.
Florence Bodunrin Hungbo popularly known as Bodex is the MD/CEO Bodex Group International which comprises of Bodexng.com, Bodex Tv and Bodex Beauty House.
She is a blogger, Tv Presenter, Actress, Event/Red Carpet Host, Branded Shoemaker, Makeup Artist, PR Consultant, Producer, Social Media Influencer, Event Organiser/Consultant, Interior Decorator and Mistress Of All Trades.
She was recently honored with the award of the most influential TV personality at Mainland TV Award and The most innovative youth nominee at MAYA Awards.
Now tell me if she is not a go getter.
#Shoutout to my fellow serial #entrepreneur, my not so baby girl @liz_osho who had a vision and went with it.
Everyone calls her Liz but Ive always called her Bimbo.
Bimbo woke up one morning and decided that she was moving back to Nigeria for a fresh start after succeeding on some ventures promoting a few events and then starting the #LizYemojaShow.
Yes, she truly is a blessed child cos upon arriving in Naija, she landed the Genevive Magazine opportunity and made her mark as one to watch in the Online Strategist role. Years later, this propelled her to branch out to focus on her abilities and along came @somesolutions - a marketing strategist company, helping others to maximise and create awareness for their brand, products and services. Just visit her page to check out her clients.
It doesnt stop there...she now has a new baby she has been working on for some time now...@lyglam...a #beautyblog#lifestyleblog sharing top secrets and news within the beauty market.
I felt so proud involving her with @afwlondon Afica Fashion Week London and she did an excellent job.
I'm soooo proud of you my aburo its beyond words. You spoke life into your future and it became a reality.
Glad I was there from the start and happy to be a part your journey too.
Trust me, in this my journey too, I've promised to carry you along too with Dayo and the rest of the clan, cos only a foolish person thinks he/she can do it alone.
Today, all I want to do is give appreciation to businesses I love and NO, they didnt pay me. Some, I've been blessed and lucky to have been a part of their story, one way or another and thankfully, they've been a part of the #askbukki journey.
So....starting from the very beginning...#shoutout to my girl Abi who started @jezreeldesigns from scratch yeaarrrsss ago. She was the first person to ever trust me with her business idea....ever! I remember her asking me to meet her at a coffee shop for just a friendly catch but she hinted she wanted my opinion on something private. On that faithful afternoon, she brought along a few high fashion magazines. To be honest I had no clue what she was about to tell me...she then explained asking if I thought it would be a good idea to make african print fabrics into accessories and if there was a market for it.
I was ecstatic! I was like Abi, most definitely, noone is doing it right now, you most definitely have to do it. She exhaled phew! And thats how she ran with it and never looked back. Not many people know this but #JezreelDesigns inspired many others to explore using print accessories. And since then Abi has developed her brand into creating bespoke leather handbags that are to die for!!! Abi, I am so proud of your journey - and I am extremely proud for your patience, trust that the Lord is on your side and surely all your hard work will be rewarded.
I have this fire inside me and I just can’t seem to blow it out. I’ve tried so hard to quench it due to lack of disappointments and failures (yes! failures! If only you know, you’d ask why do you even bother…it’s enough!!!). Nevertheless, I still rise times without numbers (as a Naija would say) trying yet again. I must say one thing is constant, my family, my sister @dayomonde would spend her last dime for any business idea I conjure up because she believes in me and she knows when I eat she eats (did you know that when we both started working, we shared our salaries equally – that’s love) and my mum @princessalake...Oh my mum! She would run to the end of the world if she could; just to make me happy.
For many, being an entrepreneur was all about making money…but for me, it was about making people happy and feeling pleased within myself – the thing is, I believe I can bring magic to peoples lives simply by giving - I felt it was my calling - helping anyone that needs my assistant cos surely if God gave me the talents and abilities to do so, why not? This frustrated my family, most especially my immediate younger sister and at times she was my mouth piece, telling people no when I can’t. But mum always said, help as much as you can, keep doing it, never stop, that’s your blessing however unfavourable it may seem, your rewards will come and it will not fail you.
Don’t get me wrong ooo, I wasn’t doing favours to get things in return, I just did things because my heart told me to. I also like to do things without shouting about it – I don’t know how to brag (but I’m learning small small – it’s called marketing they say), instead you will see me shouting about others – because once I love you and see your ability, its over – I must overdo self, I must nurture you to the point of success.
#roadtosuccess#pathtosuccess#believeyoucan#give#heartofgiving#artofgiving#blessothers#helpothers#business#hardworkbeatstalent#itsfriday#thisshouldbeamondaymotivation#butIstartedwriting#andIcouldntstop#triedwastingtimebymakingavisualtodiscouragemyself#buthereitis#lookinglikea#bellanaija#quote or is it #enews#askbukki
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