Thursday, 21 September 2017

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Q & A: 'Life has taught me strength. With its ups and downs, I have found profound strength in pushing through.' - Jessica Rosado



Jessica's passion for music, dance, and theater has kept her driven for success. While living in Virginia, she belonged to the Fairfax Choral Society and performed dramatic and comedic plays in church starting at the age of seven. She belonged to three different choirs, Heritage Choral Large and Small Ensembles, and competed in singing solos throughout high school bringing in several titles at First Place. After moving to Florida with her family, Jessica won Top Teen Actor at Talent Rock in Orlando, FL which held over 2,000 contestants in her category and age division. She decided to audition for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was accepted on scholarship.


Within a month she made the biggest move she had ever made and called Los Angeles "home" for the next couple years. Once she completed the program at the Academy, she became a company member at The Loft Ensemble in Downtown Los Angeles.



The biggest thing I learned about domestic violence is that people want victims to stay quiet.

Jessica has had broadcast journalism experience having worked in Las Vegas with UNLV's Rebel Report & Studio G productions reporting life and sports on campus. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Performing Arts Alliance, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Theatre Communications Group, and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

Now living in Florida, she is the Founder & CEO of Simply Her™, the all natural & organic period care package™ (simplyherpackage.com) and she is the blogger for the Just Jess Lifestyle Blog. She speaks from her heart as a Domestic Violence Advocate and a Performing Arts Education Activist.

She values great work ethic and is a goal oriented woman pursuing her true passions, while hoping to continue being an empowering and encouraging force for women around the world.


Who is Jessica Rosado?
I have always been a passionate person. This undying passion can be seen in all areas of my life- with family, friends, my goals and aspirations, and especially my career. I believe it was Rosa Nouchette Carey who said, “Do it with passion or not at all,” and I truly live my life by it. My life has had many twists and turns as they often do, leading me to where I am today. The beautiful moments and the struggles are something I wouldn’t change or ever regret. I am 100% Puerto Rican and take pride in being a Latina. My culture is beautiful and as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to appreciate it more each and every day. My devoted passion for acting and singing has always kept me driven for success. At age seven, I belonged to the Fairfax Choral Society, performed in plays, sang in three different choirs, competed in singing solos (winning several First Place titles) and won Top Teen Actor at Talent Rock with over 2,000 contestants. I attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts on scholarship and became a performing member for the Loft Ensemble in Downtown LA. I went on to study Broadcast Journalism at UNLV in Las Vegas and now living in Florida, I am the Founder & CEO of Simply Her™ (the all natural & organic period care package) and blogger of The Just Jess Lifestyle Blog. I wear many hats that keep me driven, motivated, and truly fill my heart with joy. I am a Domestic Violence Advocate and a Performing Arts Education Activist. I am a goal oriented woman pursuing what I am most passionate about and I only hope to continue being an empowering & encouraging force for women around the world.

What inspired the invention of your period care package
Simply Her”?
People always say the best businesses started out with an idea. I remember looking at my period app one day as it told me mine was coming around the corner and I thought, “Ughhhh my period is coming...I’m going to feel like crap...I already feel like crap… this sucks.” Then I thought, “I wish I had something to make me feel better.” That was my pivotal moment; my light bulb if you will. From that moment the ideas just began to flow as if they had always been there and were just waiting for the right time to come out. What I saw on the market for period packages were packages that contained hygiene products or junk food snacks that would only make me feel worse. I started to think about all the things that would make me feel good and that’s how Simply Her was born. It is the first of its kind in that it is the only period care package to offer all natural and organic products for the “me-time” you deserve. It’s a feel good box designed as a monthly subscription. Our period is often times a visitor we don’t want, so why not let the Simply Her package be the visitor you do want.

Can you tell us about the biggest obstacle you have faced, as an entrepreneur, and how you overcame it?
The biggest obstacle I’ve faced has been feeling overwhelmed. As an entrepreneur and especially with my company, I am the sustenance for everything. I am so particular on how the digital marketing is presented, the aesthetic look to the packages, products, etc. I remember being so overwhelmed at one point that I started to doubt myself. That is when I realized I had to bring people on board who I trusted and who I could trust my vision with. It has been so helpful and that overwhelming sensation is no longer there. I definitely am busy, don’t get me wrong but I no longer doubt myself and no longer feel that overwhelming sensation I once did.

If you could go back in time, what one piece of advice would you offer a younger Jessica?
Never let anyone, and I mean anyone, deter you from what your heart is set out to do. In life there will always be obstacles and curve balls that will try to steer you off path but stay the course and keep your eyes focused on what you were born to accomplish.

What / who inspires you and why?

Women who break barriers. I truly look up to a lot of women who were the “first” to do something. When you are the first to do something you are breaking a mold and telling society that a new age is coming and that is how we evolve.

You advocate for domestic violence, can you share your experience as to what prompted this decision and what impact do you believe your service to advocate has had so far within your community?
The reason Domestic Violence Awareness is close to my heart is because I myself had been physically abused by my partner for two years. It not only affected my body but it took a toll on me mentally and emotionally. The behavior started small, it crept its way in beginning with mental and emotional abuse and soon escalated into physical altercations. When I ended up in the hospital, I sat there thinking "This is not my life. This is not what my life was meant for." That day I chose to no longer be a victim. I went through an uphill battle throughout that relationship and even after when I had to show up to court to face him again. The entire process took much healing and as I have made my way, pushing through the victim threshold and into a survivor, I continue to share my story and bring hope and encouragement to people who are either suffering, have suffered, or know someone who is. The biggest thing I learned about domestic violence is that people want victims to stay quiet. Most abusers (not all) have higher societal status and wish to keep their horrific secret private. When you talk about it, you stand up for yourself, you give hope to others, and you tell society that this behavior is not okay and will not stand. When I share my story, I am doing my part to help a community of people that need to be heard; a community of people that need to know they are not alone and that they have resources to leave such a situation.


What is the most important lesson being life has taught you so far?

Life has taught me strength- with its ups and downs I have found profound strength in pushing through and coming out on top and that valuable lesson “to keep going” is one I treasure.

When you are not working, what are you doing?
I am probably having dinner with my family, at the beach with my friends, or reading a book for inspiration.

What is your take on "women supporting women"?

It is essential! There is something so beautiful about a woman who is encouraging and supporting another woman. We are stronger together than bashing or belittling one another. There is room at the top for every woman to achieve what they wish to achieve and being able to have a community of women that support you, gives you comfort, hope, and strength.

What is one bad habit you are committed to changing?

Not acknowledging my accomplishments. Often times I get so consumed with the next step and my ambition keeps me moving so much so that there are moments where I feel I am not accomplishing enough. When that happens I pause and tell myself, “relax...stay the course...you’re doing just fine.”


Have you been involved in any collaborations in your business or advocacy work? Share your experience.
My favorite color is purple which is evident in the color I chose for the Simply Her logo and packaging. Purple represents a lot of things but in October, purple
represents Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month, a portion of the Simply Her proceeds will be donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. This a topic close to my heart and one that I speak on frequently. The more we bring awareness to domestic violence, the closer we get to unveiling its ugly mask to help so many that feel compelled to stay silent.

If you could recommend one woman for us to interview next, who would it be and why?
Liz Everett. She is a dear friend and incredible inspiration. She is a Total Image Stylist that encourages confidence in body image and being your best self inside and out.

What would you like to be remembered for?

I would like to be remembered as a woman who was full of light, who encouraged and inspired women to break barriers, leap over boundaries to accomplish everything their hearts were set out to do.

Connect with Jessica;
Website: www.jessicalrosado.com
Instagram: @IamJessicaRosado

Friday, 1 September 2017

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Her Network Announces First Ever Woman of the Year Awards (HNWOTY) targeted at Female Millennials in Nigeria




We are so pleased to formally announced the debut edition of our annual awards ceremony targeted at recognizing female millennials in Nigeria.

Her Network Woman of the Year (#HNWOTY) Awards is designed to publicly celebrate and honour millennial women in diverse industries who manifest admirable zeal in their industry, identified by their ability to positively affect lives by changing the narrative through their work and leaving a legacy for future generations.

Stemming from the success of our recently concluded #IAMHERCampaign run by the platform on social media, the public will subsequently be able to nominate women of their choice (in Nigeria) in just one of twenty unique categories.

The origin and inspiration for this laudable project was expressed by Nkem Onwudiwe, the creator of Her Network and HNWOTY who said:

“We speak a lot about the sky being big enough for all birds to fly but we also consciously and unconsciously through our words, deeds and actions as women, constrain this space and work within a box – figuratively. This project, #HNWOTY, aims at dismantling the illusion of a box and a glass ceiling to showcase sung and unsung millennial females within Nigeria who are doing phenomenally in their respective fields and more importantly, creating a platform that not just celebrates their achievements as individuals but also, honour the Women from different fields and sectors, as one.”

Nominations for the HNWOTY Awards will be opening in a few weeks. Let us discover and celebrate women who through their work, in their respective fields and sectors, manifest admirable zeal and tenacity. Some sectors to be featured in the twenty nomination categories include Woman of the year in Arts, Film/TV, Banking & Finance, Business, and Hospitality.

The winners will be chosen by a special panel of industry veterans and will be revealed at the awards ceremony later this year. Every millennial female excelling in a featured nomination category is eligible for nominations by the public; further information about nomination modalities will be released in due course.

Her Network is a global networking platform which originated in 2016 as a key driver to connecting a community of women in Nigeria and the diaspora to create mutually beneficial relationships and provide inspiration to live wholly successful lives, especially in the spheres of career and family, by showcasing women as living testimonials in their various industries of expertise.

Her Network Woman of the Year Awards is currently being supported by Olorisupergal, Pulse NG, Glamofficial, Y Naija, Media Room Hub, Nigeria Press Log


To receive first-hand updates on new HNWOTY developments, visit the official website www.hnwoty.com and sign up to our mailing list. Also follow the platform on social media via Facebook, Instagram and twitter - @HNWOTY

For media partnership, sponsorship and enquiries, please email: Contact@hnwoty.com

Sunday, 27 August 2017

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ZAZAII BACK AGAIN, BIGGER AND BETTER WITH CATWALK AND COCKTAILS


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Zazaii is back again with another party to blow your minds and it’s called Catwalk and Cocktails, sponsored by Martell. Zazaii’s Catwalk and Cocktail party is happening on the 27th of August at its flagship store.

Zazaii has been in business for over 5 years, known for being a one stop platform for emerging and established African fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands.

For people who have never had the Zazaii experience, the store holds over 50 African brands like Andrea Iyamah, Eve and Tribe, Bibi Lawrence and many more, where you can find chic, stylish and affordable clothes. Zazaii’s promise to its customers is to deliver modern African contemporary luxury.

We want you to experience this modern African contemporary luxury! It is going to be filled with all sorts of summer goodies – music, colors, shopping, catwalk, of course, and cocktails sponsored by Martell.

Date: 27th of August 2017

Time: 12pm to 6pm

Address: 36 Balarabe Musa Street, Off Dr. Samuel Manuwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos


Zazaii’s Catwalk and Cocktails is proudly supported by Pulse, Media Room Hub, Genevieve, Bella Africana, Seun Badejo, Fuze, Kamdora, Her Network, Olorisupergal and Exquisite Magazine

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

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Celfie Cosmetics is set to launch an exclusive 3 color vegan lipstick collection with Edwina Kulego this August!



Celfie Cosmetics is set to launch an exclusive 3 color vegan lipstick collection with Edwina Kulego this August! 
The “Essentials By Edwina” collection will provide the essential beauty needs for the ambitious boss ladies on the go. 

Celfie Cosmetics is set to launch an exclusive lipstick collection in collaboration with global business woman and influencer, Edwina KulegoThe collection will be a combination of vegan matte and crème lipsticks created for the confident women on the go who want an easy yet effective option to enhance her look. 

The Essentials by Edwina collection embodies the day-to-day beauty needs of global influencer and business woman, Edwina Kulego. Born and raised in Sweden by Ghanaian parents, Edwina Kulego manages International Business Development at UBM Fashion Group. This role includes helping international brands create pathways into the US market. Edwina has established herself as a prominent figure within the fashion and global business space; engaging in public speaking, brand collaborations, philanthropy and strategic partnerships.

Started in New York by Nicole Harding, Celfie Cosmetics is a company that empowers people everywhere through the magic of makeup and expression. Celfie Cosmetics supplies stand-out eye and lip makeup products that enhance the natural beauty of faces across the globe. With successful collaborations with TV show star, Claudia Jordan, VH1 Basketball Wives Star Laura Govan and Miss Universe Kenya, Scarlet Were, Celfie Cosmetics is now set to focus on the global boss ladies around the world.

“The collection truly represents the colors that I use from day to night, whether I am in a client meeting, on a plane or attending an event” – Edwina Kulego
Creating a luxurious yet effective product for the women on the go was key to the collaboration. Edwina was also adamant about making the collection 100% cruelty free. The collection will include 3 colors that were tested and hand picked by Edwina. The color “Nogah” is a natural and earthly nude option for the brown and chocolate skin tone, which is typically hard to find. “Lala” means “ music” in Edwina’s native tongue, Ga from Ghana. The fiery, bold, red tone will create show stopping and positive vibrations anywhere. “Shiraz” is not only Edwina’s favorite choice of red wine. The deep, lush and spicy tones in this lipstick will make every woman feel like a goddess during the day and night time.
The hardware will feature a clean black and gold look; one of Edwina’s favorite color combinations. With Edwina’s background growing up in Sweden, an appreciation for minimalism was captured in the design of the collection. “Working with Edwina has been an amazing experience. She is committed to excellence and her signature beauty collection is here to stay! We are truly excited about this international partnership with so much in store for all the beauty lovers all around the globe. – Nicole Harding
The Essential by Edwina collection will be available on Celfiecosmetics.com on August 1st. The collection will launch in Sweden and in the UK on August 5th and at BeautyCon LA on August 12th. For every lipstick sale, Edwina Kulego and Celfie Cosmetics will donate $1 to African Health Now, a non profit organization that provides accessibility to primary health care in Africa.

To find out more about Essentials By Edwina x Celfie Cosmetics;
Follow on Social Media - @edwinakulego @celfiecosmetics #EssentialsByEdwina #CelfieCosmetics
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I AM Her Affirmation Campaign Honouring Millennial Women .




In the world we live in today especially as women, it is easy to conform or subconsciously start seeing ourselves as other people have defined us to be thus, losing self-identity to the views and opinions of people.

The #IAMHer campaign by Her Network is inspired by the idea to compel women to affirm themselves daily. Stressing on the importance of self-acceptance, self-affirmation and self-awareness.

I Am Her will highlight the diversity and uniqueness each woman embodies in hopes to encourage every other woman to embrace her unique self, be comfortable with who she is and own her identity. 

The campaign features incredible millennial women from diverse fields and industries spread across different continents.
Her Network continues to use her platform to inspire, empower and encourage women to live their truth and embrace their authenticity.
Follow the conversation using the hashtag #IAMHerCampaign or follow us on Instagram on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the campaign. Ensure you turn on your notifications as well.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

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The Moment After This Very One is Never Guaranteed


We are present in this moment, and gone in the next, often with no warning or announcement. Time is her own boss, she moves on unassisted with or without you. She rewards all of us, day by day with the precise 1440 seconds in which to make a meaningful impact on this earth. And one day when she decides that she no longer has any rewards for you, there is simply nothing you can do, but bow to her claim.



About two months ago, I received an urgent call from a close friend to speak about a project that she had been intending to start for over a year. She proceeded to tell me that her parents had motivated her to do whatever she had her mind set on because 'time is precious' and none of us are guaranteed another day. We had never anticipated that a month after our brief conversation we would bury one of her parents-her mother. The memory of our conversation resounded loudly in my mind and the realisation that no single person on the planet knows how long their days will be.

The term 'time well spent' has a different meaning for everyone of us. Whether it includes achieving your career objectives or completing personal projects that you may have begun at the beginning of the year; each one of has a list of what we intend to spend our time on.

But sadly, it's easy to get stuck under the bondage of hurt and pain and life's unfairness and forget to live, to see the joy. To forget to laugh out loud or dance, fully immersing yourself in the moments and not allowing yourself to get caught up in the doing and the getting, forgetting what it's like to 'just be'.

Take a moment to imagine how you would feel if you had to look back at how you've used your time; would that reflection fill you with joy or regret and a longing to go back to do things over?

If the latter is true of you then let today be the day that you make a decision to be more deliberate about how to spend your time in the way that means the most to YOU, not anyone else but YOU. I urge to it within yourself to:

Start the project:

Whatever it is, be it an NPO or a business or whatever is close to your heart, you can no longer afford to put it off for another year or a 'better season'. Start with what you have and make the most of the adventure. It most probably won't be easy but you will love yourself for taking the step and giving it 100% of your efforts.

Leave the relationship:

Some call it the sixth sense, and others intuition but we all know it when a relationship is toxic to our state of mind, emotions and growth. No matter how much you love the person, always remember that toxic relationships are a waste of time!

Say you're sorry:
Start with yourself; say a string of meaningful sorry's to yourself for the lost opportunities, the mistakes, the shame, all the broken pieces! Mean them, forgive them and move on. Then apologise to those you have hurt, as you do not know how much time you or the other person have. This forgiveness is sure to set you free, maybe not immediately but daily as you consciously choose it.

Live in the moment:

It's easy to worry about the future and live in haunted regret of the past and forget to fully embrace the present. It does not have to be a 'huge' moments, but simply enjoying the warmth of the sun or the smiling face of a little child is enough. Invest in appreciating these tiny treasures given to us by Time herself.

Unlike us Time has no space to entertain regret or construct excuses, she simply ticks on, erasing the past while forging on into the future.

About the Author
Lindo Buthelezi is a South African Fashion Stylist and Writer. Lindo describes herself as one who loves Africa, the potential that lies in her, and all her daughters.

More from Lindo can be found in www.lindobuthelezi.com

Friday, 14 July 2017

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MINDSET SHIFT WITH TEWA – WHAT DO YOU SEE?




The thing about the mind is, it believes whatever you tell it to believe. Therefore, it is extremely important that you train your mind to only see the positives in everything and tame it from running wild with negative imaginations or thoughts that are not in line with what you want.

The battlefield of the mind. Win in your head first and then you begin to see the winnings as your reality. You have to believe in the unseen with all your might. Takes time but practise will make perfect. Keep your focus, visualise great, because we are all born to win. Cheers to our successes. Xo Tewa.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

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Q & A: 'I would like to be remembered for my overall unwillingness to give up.' - Sasha Nycole

Sasha Nycole is a multi-talented Entertainment Host and Content Creator on a mission to connect and inspire some of the world’s greatest influencers and tastemakers of today.

Currently, at the age of 25, this promising media maven has had experience working on-camera and behind-the-scenes for top media outlets such as MTV2, BET, Power 105.1 FM, MTV and more. Today, through speaking, hosting events, and her personal platform, SashaNycole.com, Sasha is determined more than ever to live each day to her fullest potential. Having faced her own set of downfalls and setbacks during the early stages of her career, Sasha always vowed to never give up on herself or her dreams. With the loving support of her mother, who instilled her with strength, an undeniable work ethic, and determination, she knew that not only could she accomplish anything that she set her mind to, but that she could also encourage others to do the same.


It wasn’t until I got older that I realized that my mind was my most powerful tool. As long as I can create, I can do anything. - Sasha Nycole


Who is Sasha Nycole?
Sasha Nycole is an entertainment host, on-air talent and content creator. She’s a fearless go-getter with a drive like no other and a devoted woman of faith who aims to connect and create new opportunities for others in her field. She’s not just a dream chaser but a doer who intends on leaving her mark as a respected entertainment host despite any obstacles that may come her way.

Tell us more about what you do

I feel that I wear many hats a times and I think that it might have something to do with my Haitian background [lol]. But, for the most part I’m a media host and content creator. I have my own production company that I started back in 2015 called Sasha Nycole Entertainment LLC., where I am not only able to house my creative skills but also provide infinite opportunities for other aspiring talents as well. Within my company, I curate my own blog and host my own web-based talk show The Sasha Nycole Show. I also develop content for small businesses, brands and entertainment outlets. Apart from my work in media, I also co-manage a music production company called E.O.A. Productions which stands for Excel Over Adversity. My team and I work in the backend of the music industry, producing records and chart topping hits for some of your favorite artists. If anyone knows me, you know that I absolutely love music which is one of the main reasons why I started my web-show; because I wanted to expose my viewers to different sounds and showcase the industries next rising star.

How did you get on this path... being a media personality?

My journey first began in college. I got lost one day while roaming through one of the campuses at Rutgers University [that school is humongous] trying to find the computer room when I stumbled upon the campus radio station. There, I met the program director who took the time to not only redirect me to the computer room but also tell me about the process of becoming an on-air talent. I was instantly sold. I always knew that I had a big mouth but I never really knew what it could be used for. After being on-air for a few months, I knew that radio was something that I wanted to pursue as a career and so I sought out an internship to help give me get that real-life experience. It just so happened that the radio station that I would be interning for was at one of the top radio stations in the country, Power 105.1 FM. For about 3 years, I interned for the World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show The Breakfast Club and it was that experience that molded me in the media personality that I am today.

What are you passionate about and why?

I am passionate about creating. My mind works like a power mill on the daily. Whether is developing content for my show, online platforms, or other media outlets, I always look to see where my next inspiration will come from. Growing up, I was constantly told that I was in my head too much. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized that my mind was my most powerful tool. As long as I can create, I can do anything.

What is your personal vision statement?

My personal vision statement is “If you can dream it, you can create it.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you as it concerns your profession?

The most important life lesson that I’ve learned thus far is patience. I had to learn the hard way but I learned nonetheless. Accepting that things will happen, not always on my time, but when they are intended to happen.

What is your take on "women supporting women"?

 My personal take on “women supporting women” is that its presence needs to be seen and felt more in actual life rather than just living on social media with a hashtag in front of it. What are we doing in our everyday interactions to help build and uplift one another? Does #womenempowerment only exist when there’s an audience present to sing your praises for doing something that we should already be doing? I look forward to those real-life interactions when your fellow sister can call and pray with you over the phone or can selflessly create an opportunity for you without threat of missing out on an opportunity for themselves. That’s my take on it.

What is your favorite Quote?

My favorite quote to date is one that I came across not too long ago on Rae Holiday’s Instagram. It read, “Whoever counted you out, can’t count.” that speaks so true to life because your success isn’t based on what others think or say about you. You define your own success.

If you could give advice to your younger self, what would you say to her?

If I could give advice to my younger self it would be to just say, “Yes.” I can be honest and say that I’ve spent a good chunk on my younger years afraid to put myself in certain career building situations because of fear of falling flat on my face. So instead of saying yes and taking the chance, I would punk out and make up some excuse as to why I couldn’t do it (e.g.- I don’t have time, my head hurts, I have a bad knee). But you can’t tell me nothing now, I say yes to just about everything if it makes sense [lol].

Time travel or teleportation?

I would have to say teleportation. There is so much of this world that I want to see and experience so being able to go there in the snap of a finger would be amazing. Also, I’m afraid of flying, so there’s that too.

If you could change one thing in the world what would it be?

If I could change one thing in this world I would be the lack of empathy towards others. That inability to connect, understand or find compassion for who someone is, where they’ve come from or what they define themselves as creates hate, which in turn causes destruction. I believe that through understanding one another, which doesn’t necessarily mean that we must agree with one another, we can create more peace in this world.

What would you like to be remembered for?

I would like to be remembered for my heart and my overall unwillingness to give up. I’ll also speak it into existence that I would also like to be remembered for my future interview with Oprah when I land my own syndicated talk-show. That’s going to be epic!

Connect with Sasha Nycole
Website: www.sashanycole.com
Instagram: @SashaNycole

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

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Q & A: 'I Can't be anything else but successful.' - Biodun Onilogbo




Biodun ONILOGBO is a Nigerian entrepreneur who is passionate about making women look their best by providing authentic human hair weaves and wig units through her brand Bee Daisy. She studied Cell Biology & Genetics at the University of Lagos and worked in the Banking industry for 5 years, after which she keyed into the hair business full time. Biodun is happily married with two beautiful kids and a successful business.

We got Biodun to take part in our q & a session... read and be inspired.



What do you consider your greatest achievement so far in life?

My greatest achievement I will say is being a mother to two lovely children and ability to run and grow the Bee Daisy brand consistently and successfully for over 6 years

How did your journey into being an entrepreneur start?

Started off from an ADDICTION, I was so addicted to hair.

How was the idea to set up Bee Daisy conceived?

I used to get a lot of compliments regarding my hair and I realized I was doing a lot of free hair consultations for family and friends. I also started purchasing a lot of hairs for family and friends at no cost (no profit added). The volume increased everyday and I thought why not profit from my passion and BOOM Bee Daisy Hair was born.


What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?
The fact that I can't be anything else but SUCCESSFUL.

What is the most important life lesson you’ve learned so far?

One thing I have learned so far is that no matter who you are, no matter where you are coming from, whatever it is you have set out to do or become in life, once you do it well (diligently) and you are so passionate about it, it's only a matter of time the world will hear about you. The world will discover you, the world will look for you!

What is your favourite Quote?
"People don't grow by accident, they grow by design. Design yourself. Design your future. Success never just happens.

What are you passionate about?

I am so passionate about what I do. Seeing ladies transform with our weaves/wig units, looking all excited and beautiful means everything to me!

What is your take on "women supporting women"?

It is a great concept. Some of us, (Women) tend to be very weak, it is a great feeling to know your fellow women got your back amidst the tribulations some of us (women) encounter.

Do you have any mentors and how have they positively aided your journey towards becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Yes I do. My mentor is Mo Abudu. She has had a positive influence on my life, my journey as an entrepreneur in so many ways and she doesn't even know it. I look up to her a lot, she has been a constant source of inspiration for me. Her life/journey fuels me with the energy needed to keep pushing.

Her life has taught me to have a positive attitude, to stay focused, to be consistent, to be best at anything I do, to keep the energy level on a 100 at all times, to never give up on my dreams, to give it all it takes at all times. The list is endless!

Looking back at your life so far.... is there anything you would have done differently?
I am deeply thankful to God for how far he has brought me, but if anything, I wish I started even earlier. I wish I took charge earlier. There is still so much to be done.

What would you like to be remembered for?

I would like to be remembered as a successful entrepreneur who is able to fill a lot gaps, meet people's needs and solve problems with my entrepreneurial skills.

Connect with Biodun via
Instagram: @Beedaisyhair
Website: www.beedaisyhair.com
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Easy Steps to Aid You Support The Women Around You.


Great things happen when women support women. Some women believe this, some don't. Some like to be identified as a woman who supports other women when in reality she doesn't while others take progressive steps to support the next woman the best way they know how.

The topic of "Women Supporting Women" is one that we could o on and on for but today, we'd love to share with you an article we came across and couldn't ignore by Yumna Al-Arashi. In this short yet informative piece, Yumna shared five steps you could take to support the women around you.

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1. SPEAK: When your girlfriends are tearing each other down for no good reason, say something. When your office lacks an equal number of female employees, say something. When your friends feel insecure for reasons that are designed to keep them down, say something. When your boss degrades or sexualises you or your colleague, say something. When your girlfriend is about to walk out of the house wearing something absolutely unflattering, say something.

2. LISTEN: Be fully informed, read more history, take regular time away from news and social media to expand your brain, understand the world a bit more. Attend more crucial events and take up more public space, your presence and attention is needed. Stand strong and unite with women who do not receive equality.

3. RISE: Do not participate in petty competitive or jealous behaviour with other women, when you support them, you support yourself as well. Don't gossip, it's a waste of your time and tears up your credibility. Speak your truths without fear and call your friends out when they're wrong. Support your girlfriends when they're down and acting crazy, you'll regret not doing so when you're in the same position.

4. SUPPORT: This world has been created by a patriarchal society designed to keep women down, we are re-building this structure and every one of your actions matter, no matter how small. Support the women around you. When they do good, you do good. Believe in women's skills and talents; yes we are capable of physical labor and intense arithmetic. Walk away from conversation stating a woman is less qualified for a job than a man.

5. CELEBRATE: Never forget the inherent magic of being a woman. Consume more film, literature, history and art made by women. Learn more and love more about your anatomy, it's fascinating. Take care of your health, it's all you have. Spend more time with women of all ages and backgrounds, you'll forever be inspired by them. We are the storytellers, the bearers of life, and the true connection to this planet. Celebrate it.

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