July 14, 2014

Are you a D.E.E.V.A.S?

Rekana Sharon Ojong is the brain behind D.E.E.V.A.S—Different, Elegant, Eclectic, Versatile, Ambitious, Sassy.  As Creative director, she believes every individual woman represents one of these attributes and it drives her creativity.  "Be You" campaign is open to creative minds and collaborators, individuals with talent looking for an outlet.  Nigeria is brewing with much talent but not enough creative outlet.  There an individual is concerned with survival and not living their best life.  Even the creatives have additional challenges compared to the rest of the world.  In Nigeria, there are lots taken for granted in the Western world yet to be attained in the country.  The issue of unreliable power supply continue so pervasive and entrenched, it can be considered the culture there.  To a lot of us who can relate to our homeland and the outside world, we know how vital something as simple as having electricity is.  Along with that is another developing infrastructure—the internet.  This now vital commodity, easily accessible in most parts of the world can as well be considered a luxury in Nigeria, not everyone can afford it.  For those that can, they can't rely on a strong network signal.  So if you're doing business in Nigeria, these are factors to consider.
Sharon is pioneering individual creativity, helping to develop a culture that nurtures passion and dreams until it's fruition.  She kick starts Be You campaign in 2014 and with plans to make it seasonal.  This season showcases some young women that are creatives in their own right, among the people to watch.  Collaborators and partners are welcome.  This is a chance to show another facet of Nigeria on a global scale.

March 18, 2013

The "High note."

Super soul Sunday with Dr. Robin Smith and Oprah.  Credit: OWN, Youtube. 

I like this interview.

We all hold celebrities to very high standards; standards we ourselves, can't live up to.  If you didn't already know it before, you come to find out that celebrities hold themselves to the same standards, even when it becomes unrealistic.  I like how Dr. Smith analyzes MJ and Whitney's situation.  Although I think there's a lot more reasons behind the scenes, this is an important point to consider.

Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson were starved for the "high note."  They want to top the phenomena they both created while still in their youth, but it wasn't meant to be.  They didn't realize this fact until too late.
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