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“Follow your own heart and fail forward knowing you followed you.” – Omowunmi Akinnifesi

Earlier today, Beauty Queen and Entrepreneur, Omowunmi Akinnifesi took to Instagram to share some encouraging words citing life experiences.

She said “Someone very very close to me once told me that it was impossible for me to win MBGN. “The other girls are way prettier than you. Are u blind?”. Yet i won.

How can you win Miss Tourism International? “Look at Miss Russia’s body?”…. Yet I won.

“You can not win Miss Bikini International with your dark skin”. Yet I won. In total 3 crowns. Yet i won

Next was you can never finish Unilag with an Upper Class Division. You are too busy as MBGN. Then i finished with a 3.9 GPA. Yet I won

Kings College London can never admit you Omowunmi. Forget applying because they only take certain kind of students. Then Cambridge, Imperial, UCL and Kings College sent me admission Letters. Oxford put me on their waiting list. Because i was told KCL was way out of my league i chose KCL. Plus i liked the fact that my High School was Queens College and my Uni was Kings College. Yet I won

Back track High school at Queens College Lagos, i was told i wasn’t good enough to be a school Prefect. Yet i became a Class Supervisor and a School prefect . Yet I Won

Fast track when i decided to start a business and someone very close to me said “you know you are just not good at Business”. Now they come to me for business advice. And i have 4 companies i run. Yet I won.

I never go the way people tell me to go. When i do i fail. I go the way my spirit directs. If you follow the words of people you will fall and remain stagnant. Follow your own heart and fail forward knowing you followed you. At the end of the day you face your death alone so what the hec. Lets run this race called life and run it unapologetically”

Thank you Queen, for sharing… we are sure that just like us, fellow queens will be inspired by your story and we wish you more success in your journey.

Love & Light.

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