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2019 REVIEW, GRATITUDE CHALLENGE RESULTS & LESSONS LEARNT

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Wagwan Nappyboos,

Long time no gwan here on the blog. After almost 365 days around the sun again, we’re older, wise and smarter, I’d like to believe. How has 2019 been for you? I’d very much like to read your experience in the comments below because I’m about to nutshell my year 2019 in this post.

 

My 2019 was aaaammmaaazzz-

 

Actually I think everything that happens to me is amazing, a fun habit I’ve grown, thanks to my super optimistic outlook on life. But that’s not how life truly is all the time innit?

 

GRATITUDE CHALLENGE RESULTS

Photography: Aghogho Otega

Growth is a very beautiful phenonenum. We all live for it.

2019, the year of  living my Truth. It was also a year of many firsts for me.

 

Truth be told my year 2019 was extremely peaceful. This was my year of accepting many truth about myself, and making new choices based on those truths. I think this is in order because I’ve heard people say as you grow older you become more accepting about things you cannot change in life. I guess that’s also why it’s difficult for older people to change habits or form new ones. Regardless of what they say, I’m in my own lane as usual. Here’s how my 2019 was different from yours,

 

In 2019,

-January: Moved back home to Lagos from living and working in New York for 2years. Loced my Mushu (Natural Hair).Wrote my first children’s book, launched on amazon THE BLACK BEETLE AND THE MEANING OF LIFE

-February: Design and Product developed for Nappyese. Introduced and marketed Nuskin products and business building opportunity (to you I presume :), Nappy-Thrift Pop Up/Meet&Greet

See Post: NAPPYESE X NUSKIN

 

-March: Worked on and created my first single

NAPPYESE MUSIC: SO IT GOES 

-April: Moved into my own apartment on Lagos Island

-May: Performed my music for the first time

Ese Otobo Performance at Vibe Tribe Collective Anniversary

-June: Worked on More Music: 4 more singles, Marketed Nappyoga service

NAPPYESE MUSIC

NAPPYESE YOGA

-July: Worked on and created my first headwrap collection and Yoga fitness wear

-August: Visualized, wrote and developed a business plan for Nappyese, created lots of supporting brand content and sought grants

-Jan-September: For the first time in 7years, I lived my best slow paced life, not worrying about being judged my the way I look to earn a living, not having to face rejection from brands and clients based on the way that I look, not having to run from casting to casting and stand in line with numerous girls trying to book the same job, not having to deal with racist clients, discriminating jealous angry bookers, not having to worry about my weight, being able to eat what I want. Went to the beach, roller skated for the first time, made new friends that actually care about supporting one another goals, yay me!

-October: Exporting my head wraps for the first time to some amazing Nappyboos in the U.S ( they know themselves)

 

-November: Visiting Senegal for the first time. Made new Business Partner&Guarantor. Performing my first EP Listening. Started my new book.

-December: Taught yoga at my new Nappyoga space. Got a new Kitten called Nuka Bo.

 

WHAT DID GRATITUDE TEACH ME?

It was hard remembering to write down all the things I was grateful for like we planned to do with the challenge, simply because there is always so much to be thankful for. I’d be writing or hours everyday and that would be painful, but see how I listed my big wins above? I clearly remember them even without writing them down prior, and that’s how it is when you meditate on gratitude everyday

All in all the challenge was really easy for me, I have been living in the attitude of gratitude these past 7 years while my life has changed drastically season after season. Even in the dry times, gratitude kept me afloat. They say it take 7 years of constitency for one to become a master of something. Guess you can call me a master of Gratitude. This year abundance flowed, Everything I touched worked out and yielded fruit, strangers I didn’t know from Adam did things for me, worked with me, supported me. I don’t remember a single moment this year when I felt worry or fear about starting out my life choices all over again in Lagos, and so far everything has worked out well.

Ese Otobo performing at INNER PEACE EP LISTENING #nappyesemusic #gratitude

Ese Otobo performing at INNER PEACE EP LISTENING #nappyesemusic

Gratitude increased my boldness and bravery, allowing me to march into territories I’ve never been on before (like recording and performing my own songs)  knowing fully well that even if it didn’t work out (which it always will) I still have a lot of many other little things in life to be grateful for.  

Gratitude taught me patience and endurance during the times when I cried this year from the stress of growing pains and re-adjusting to create a new system for myself and my brand (Lagos Living ain’t easy)

Gratitude gave me hope, for when I remember the small things, I know I can reach the big things too!

Did you live in an attitude of gratitude this year? Did you join the challenge? Do you notice changes? How did your life change?

 

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NAPPYWRAPS X FEMME LUXE

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Wagwan Nappyboo!

Welcome to another #nappystyle post. Seeing as it keeps getting wilder ouchea in nappyland, I say we keep up the altè vibes from the last style post yah?

Do check that out before you keep reading this one so you don’t get too lost hehe. Because your mind about to get blow outta here

A Rainy Summer in Femme Luxe

 

My amazing nappyboos on the nappygram already know that I have new style accessory collection for sale. I took the liberty of styling them alongside the pieces from Femme Luxe cos #nappystyle

We’ve also upped the ante to bring you moving visual moving content! So if you enjoy this post, support the nappy-hustle and share it with your friends.

Femme Luxe on this one again! Yaga!!

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Yesterday was best day eeeevvuuuuurrrrrrrr!!!!! 💃🏾 The Universe sent me a sign🥳And I am so grateful! So while shooting some content at Freedom park for my new single with #nappyboss Ekene, this here stray pussy-cat came over to show me some loooveee. I wished he was my cat but he’s not🤧. Ask all my friends how, I’ve been wanting to get a cat since I moved back to Lagos (just so I can ground myself and not move anytime soon😂 and also to chase the mice away from my new place) but I literally cannot afford one right now. Let this story blow your mind! Because I asked the Universe to send me a sign and she did. I was so excited and grateful for this love, plus this pussy bout to become famous. Watch out for my New Video dropping soon 💥💥💥💥 I hope I blow too💥💫⭐️🌟🔥✨🌪⚡️🌈 #nappylife #lagosliving #newcontentcoming #nappyshoot #animallover #nappyese

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ALTÈ THOUGHTS: Yeah, back to the woes of blogging neh. So the lens my precious SONY A5000 finally gave up on me, so I had to improvise with my iPhone 7. Anything to get the job done fam!!

 

ORANGE SLINKY ONE SHOULDER TIE SIDE DRESS

I had so much fun shooting these outfits at Freedom Park here in Lagos, it was my first time there. So much fun that I didn’t even remember to show how it ties nicely in front but see how beautifully it drapes behind me?  Basically this dress is a 2-in-1 if you ever want to go for that super sexy look but still trow in a tad bid of modesty, then you can let the wraps hang like I did here. Guaranteed to have your date tripping regardless

https://femmeluxebloggers.co.uk/collections/blogger-picks/products/orange-slinky-one-shoulder-tie-side-dress-alise

 

 This dress is so hot that as soon as I put it on, a stray pussy-cat from nowhere wanted in on the shoot too hahaha. It literally followed me around to give me love y’all! It was surreal. We (me and #nappyboo Chidera) named him Ray (like Stray minus ST). He was definitely an extra ray of sunshine on this day.

 

 

https://femmeluxebloggers.co.uk/collections/blogger-picks/products/orange-slinky-one-shoulder-tie-side-dress-alise

#NAPPYSTYLE: BISI HEADWRAP

 

I styled this sexy number with my Bisi Nappywrap for that modern retro African gyal look you know Nappyese is all about. I really think big hoops are having another hot moment in style right now, so my double cowrie hoops finished my look! I’d say I’m ready for a dinner date and hit the club dancing right after. Wouldn’t you?


ALTÈ THOUGHTS: My life right now y'all!! I asked the Universe to send me a sign that I'm really not crazy for quitting my miserable internationally signed modeling life for intentional freelance modeling and riding out this creative life and she literally did with Little Ms Ray here!!!! I mean what are the odds that our shoot would became literally so much more alive on a very ordinary day of trying to get things done?? I would never have been able to cuddle ray into this content if I was a different shhoot with creatives who do not enjoy life as spontaneously as I do. We'z liiiiiiiit fam!

BLACK BELTED BODYCON MIDI DRESS- ANGELICA

 I’m really excited about this dress and I can’t wait to get some new killer red bottom pumps (a girl can dream) and slay this dress at my next business meeting. I love how the deep v-cut makes room for decolotagè display. I have some pretty broad shoulders complete for my tall fine ass and no better way to show them off in a smart classy way than in this dress. Femme luxe really knows how to pop a queens curve!

 

https://femmeluxebloggers.co.uk/collections/blogger-picks/products/black-belted-bodycon-midi-dress-angelica

FEMME LUXE BLACK BELTED BODYCON MIDI DRESS

 


ALTÈ THOUGHTS: Life as creative entrepreneur is an expensive one period. Like all process it involves many things and people to create the big picture. Thus it the responsibly of every creative entrepreneur to make sure that the costs of running his/her business is not burning the backend. As in sufficient budget for every creative process. Your boo manned up and asked Femme Luxxe to step it up a notch extra for us. I want to go all in for them and us and give my best creatively  because I really like this brand. I do hope they respond positively

HOUNDSTOOTH SHORT SLEEVE BOXY LOUNGEWEAR SET- LACY

 

 

 

#NAPPYSTYLE: ANGELINA NAPPYWRAP

 

Femme Luxe Lounge wear set is everything and more, their co ords are so classy! So comfortable it makes for a perfect day wear. I particularly like the modern pattern here and simple color scope of this set. Pair with pumps or flats depending on your mood or the occasion. It makes a great day lounge wear set I also really like how this cut sits on me, of course it will differ slightly as per body type. 

I styled it here with my Green Angelina Nappywrap, Cowrie money Chocker and Double cowrie hoops. You can shop my accessories simply by connecting with me on WhatsApp here: ShopNappyeseWhatsapp. These leather black pumps are also for sale.

 

ALTÈ THOUGHTS: Baby's getting thickè yo! I told y'all on twitter, my ass got fat. A sis be truly living her best creative life! Outchea making the dream work by her own standards. Why y'all never told me this is how nice it gets when your living ya best life :) And Femme Luxe be outchea bringing out a girls curve, go curves go!!!

BLACK HIGH SHINE VINYL PU TROUSERS

http://femmeluxefinery.co.uk/

#NAPPYSTYLE: NNEOMA HEADWRAP

This piece is about to become a fav of mine. I’ve wanted to own these pants at the back of my mind and here they are finally in real life. Clearly I was on my #nappyoga issh here. I wanted to show you how nice and stretchy these pants are, not constricting at all. I styled with my Fashion nova top plus Nneoma Nappywrap to give the look a pop of color! Simple, yet sexy and chique. Trade in my court shoes for some red Vinyl ankle boots and I’m ready for the next music festival!!

 

Femme luxe is really showing up and out. Click on all the images and the links on this post to shop any of the item you see here. They are already packaged and ready to be shipped to you wherever you are in the world. I would like to also remind you here that 10% of every Nappyese purchase goes towards orphaned African children of the Nappy Kids Foundation. Our Nappyese business runs on the principle that if you’re blessed enough to receive plenty from God the Universe you should actively give back to the less privileged. The more you give, the more that comes back to you.

So wotcyu saying boo? Are you feeling these pieces or what? Oya feel free to talk your own altè late thoughts in the comment box below

ALTÈ THOUGHTS: *drum roll please* Ahem, so I've decided that the pre-tease release of my official music videos will be short fashion videos filled with all the love, light and rainbows of style you can ever imagine! These are humble beginnings fam!! Stick with me cos we bout to run this sis!!! #breaktheinternet. Peep the star of this here video: A Pussy called Ray

Share it and lets to make him viral! Enjoy!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEARL LOOK NIGERIA 5TH EDITION COMING SOON

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Laaadies (and gents)!!

Do you dream of walking runways, appearing on TV and  in glossy magazine prints? Here’s a chance to delve into the world of fashion and modelling. 

 

      Let’s talk about PEARL LOOK NIGERIA. Pearl Looking Nigeria is a prestigious Beauty, Talent and Model scout competition that launched in 2013. Many of you may know it is this modelling competition that launched my career in modelling a few years ago.

MY TWIN SISTER GOT MARRIED!!! 💏Watch LAGOS, AN URHOBO WEDDING PART 2" on NAPPYESETV

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My Nappy peeps❤
Happy New Month of April!!
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I’ve been MIA because I’ve been fulfilling sisterly and Family duties. But I will never neglect you! I filmed my Lagos trip and my sisters wedding in my YouTube channel so you can see what I’ve been up tew! Follow my Instagram @nappyese so we are always up to speed. More nappy goodness coming you way soon!

LIKE,SUBSCRIBE & ENJOY! Don’t forget to leave comments.

 

Love&Nappiness,

Ese.

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