I moved full time to Lagos in 2014 for NYSC with plans of getting some work experience immediately after, getting a Post graduate diploma in Mass Communication, and starting fully on the journey of creating my own makeup services brand.
And because I knew that I wanted to have some work experience in my own field before delving into makeup artistry full time, I applied (and got) a job almost immediately after service year at BM Pro Makeup Studios, a place where I had always dreamed of working for as far back as I could remember.
I'm proud to say that in a space of 3 years, I have worked for a brand, concluded my Post Graduate diploma(in record time), created some amazing friendships, and now well on my way to creating my own brand, Five Eleven Studios.
Lagos is THE PLACE where all of your dreams can come true if you FOCUS, keep your eyes on the prize, ignore the noise and know exactly what you want to pick out from all the distraction everywhere. So many people get lost in the haze.
The past three years feel like it's been such a long time, but looking back now, all the goals I set in that time have been aced and in record time, too. I have since learned that everything great takes time, a lot of commitment and underground work, so I have learned to work in silence, and trust my journey! It's all beginning to make sense, little by little.
Come through this weekend to the exhibition at the Revolving Art Incubator, Silverbird Galleria, VI, to witness the stories of 50 young people who made the decision to move to Lagos and are making all of their dreams come true as put together by Helen Gebregiorgis for @africanphotostories.
What does Lagos mean to you?
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For every #opportunity that inspired Makeup Artist, Uchenna @fiveelevenstudios to move to #Lagos, she has grown and is continuing to do so. #Lagosbudding50 Opening Exhibition Dec 9th, 4pm at Silverbird Galleria #Nigeria #Lb50 with @revolvingartincubator