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Poshmarilyn Personality Profile: Meet the best makeup artiste in Umuahia.

Poshmarilyn Personality Profile takes her ride down to the quiet town of Umuahia, a small peaceful town in the south eastern part of Nigeria to meet an extremely passionate makeup artiste who has been recognised by virtue of her work.

CEO KRISBELLA, Christabel Eziaha.

Enjoy the Interview.

PPP:
Who is Krisbella, what is her inspiration and what are her goals?

KRISBELLA:
Mz_krisbella is a woman of passion, confident and a goal getter. God inspires me and the desire to grow and leave footprints for others to follow. My goals in life is to be the leading beauty entrepreneur brand in the whole world and touch people’s lives in the process.

PPP:
Tell us about the Krisbella Brand.

KRISBELLA:
Well krisbella as a brand is actually all about beauty and at krisbella makeover we believe make up is not a mask, but a powerful tool to effectively reveal something unique about your inner self. We are all unique in our different ways.

PPP:
What are the challenges you have encountered as an upcoming makeup artiste and the blessings that come from being a model?

KRISBELLA:
One of the challenges I face as an upcoming makeup artiste is the need to set quality trends for people to look up to and also the need to maintain standards and be a figure to look up to. Having people look up to me as a model is part of my drive for success. It pushes me to soar higher and take leaps of faith, and that in its way is a blessing.

PPP:
What is your advise to the youths of Nigeria and Africa?

KRISBELLA:
My advise to the youths of Nigeria and Africa is that the sky is never the limit, there are still many other firmaments beyond the sky. Don’t give up on your self, be the best in whatever you do just be different.

PPP:
What are the 5 things that matter most to you.

KRISBELLA:
5 things that matter most to me is God, my family, my business, my happiness and my friends.

PPP:
How do people contact you for business?

KRISBELLA:
Well mostly through referrals by previous customers or friends and through social Media; my IG handle is krisbella _makeover and mz_Krisbella that’s my personal account and our Facebook page is @kisbellamakeover. You can also contact me on 0902 563 9386.

It was a heart warming session with KRISBELLA, she is indeed worth emulating. Follow her on all social media platforms and don’t forget to contact her for very classy, creative and unique makeup for all occasions.

Stay inspired.

CEO KRISBELLA

Mark Anthony Osuchukwu writes: The use of social media to better your talent or skills.

I want to say something that may help a person or two this afternoon.

Listen, in anything you want to do, follow your conviction. Listen to that voice that speaks to you when you’re walking alone in the dark.

Never ever stop doing what you are doing because people reject you.

Few years ago, I began to write officially apart from the primary school and secondary school scribbles.

I added few writers on Facebook here and began to follow them and learn from them.

I was published first by Augustine Ogwo who’s blog became home for me that year. He encouraged me and gave me lots of ideas and how to go about this writing thingy.

I continued doing what I felt was the best until one day Chambers Umezulike wrote a piece that was published by Ynaija and I loved the website and everything.

I ran to his inbox and asked him how he got his work published there. He generously gave me their mail and I sent an article that very day.

I woke up and saw a mail that read: “sorry, your writing is below the standard of our site. Send elsewhere'”

I wanted to die.

I didn’t that day. They scattered my life for me.

I cried and continued writing.

Last year, I sent them and article and they published. I sent again, they published.

They didn’t tell me that my writing has gotten to the standard of their site. At least to resurrect that which was killed years back.

I nor talk.

This year, when Biafra people celebrated the victory of Trump in Rivers state, I sent them an article I titled: “A wedding in America and the reception in Nigeria”

They loved it, people who read it marveled at the sheer creativity I flaunted in the title.

This year again, I wrote against Joy Isi and they published it.

That went viral. 😏

I left them for a while and was published by Pulse, Yabaleft and Linda Ikeji.

The open letter to Tecno and Joro were feats I love to think about.

The shares, the mails(Both curses and praises) were worth my while.

Last week, in the heat of my letter to Joro, I got a mail from Ynaija asking ME to be their writer/blogger.

They said; “we have a vacancy and we thought of which writer to give the gig and your name came up in the meeting”

It was an emotional moment for me.

I cried. 😊

The same people that said my writing wasn’t good enough are the ones in need of me.

Actually I think it was terrible that year.
😊

I knew I have grown.

I accepted the offer and anything you see on Ynaija’s Anger tracker Blog is written by yours sincerely Mark Anthony Osuchukwu!

Dear young writer, don’t compete with anybody. Just write. Write some more and keep writing.

Nobody cares about you until they need a service you offer.

Don’t do cliques!

Be your own soldier.

Like Hymar will always tell me: “Marksman, na jungle we dey! win some, lose some and soldier on”

Understand this.

Another thing. Never expect things to go your way or work as you planned. You’ll end up disappointed.

I was speaking with Onyeka last weekend and I complained about things not working out as I planned.

He laughed and told me: “nothing works as planned. Just relax, it will be fine”

We are cursed with hope. We have hope smeared on our lips like lip gloss.

Sometimes, its only what keeps us going.

Never say never.

Have a blissful week.

Mr banks!

Whatch his interview on POSHMARILYN TV with OMALIVING Show.

Go through this link https://youtu.be/qMsAi6_UhAA

Stay inspired!!!

Marilyn Oma Anona writes: Let the Igbos present a PRESIDENTIAL candidate not candidates.

Marilyn Oma Anona

I would have said; “Read patiently” but I will say “REASON PATIENTLY!”

At the end of the day… The agitation and quest for fair play all boils down to one thing!!!

And that one thing is; “THE MANTLE OF LEADERSHIP!”

Some people, some ethnic groups feel cheated and that ethnic group is IGBO!

The north has led the nation for over 3 decades!

The SW west took over from the military in 1999 and handed over to the SS (GEJ)…
The SE is missing and feels cheated and marginalised!

And even though some people may want to deny it… This is the main reason for the agitation and when most are talking “RESTRUCTURING” they mean this!

But because they are not brave to speak, they hide behind others to scream #restructuring

We are Nigerians…
Nigeria is ours!
We have to make it work!

And for this to happen…

Something new has to be done!

Maybe this great country called Nigeria will do better when the IGBO man is given the mantle of leadership.

Maybe this great Nation called Nigeria will be more united, developed when the Igbo man becomes the leader.

I say this because where a man’s wealth lies is where his interest lies! (IGBO PROVERB) and I think the Bible also mentioned it. Anyways, I used to hear it from my late mother.

Of all the ethnic groups in Nigeria, the IGBOS have the most at stake.
Even a baby knows this and it should not be a subject for debate.

A proper and truthful survey of all the investments in all parts of the country irrespective of ethnicity will point to one ethnic group… IGBO!

Abuja
Lagos
Portharcourt
Kano
Kaduna
Jos
Ibadan
Calabar

Even unimaginable hinter lands have been developed by the Igbos not minding that originally that is not their root.

In my thinking, this is a sign that with an Igbo man of credibility in power, the unity,peace, understanding that was once associated with Nigeria will be restored.
The Igbo man does not think of his locality alone…
Many of us frown that the Igbo man does not think home…
But looking at the bigger and broader picture, it means with an Igbo man as the leader of this beautiful nation, Nigeria will be developed as a nation without any special preference for a particular region or state etc because of positions!

Don’t you think so?

Remember in 2007, the Minister for FCT,Mallam Nasir el-Rufai said IGBOS have acquired about 73 percent of landed property in Abuja. He said the IGBOS should adopt Abuja as their 6th state.
He explained that this is why the Igbos appear to have been the worst victims of the demolition exercise in the territory.
He said 68 percent of the land allocations in the FCT belong to the 19 Northern states, but in actual land ownership, 73 percent belong to the Igbos with the most aggressive in land ownership belonging to the indigenes of Anambra State, while Ebonyi is the least.

This is the same for all states in Nigeria.

The economy of the nation cannot thrive without the Igbo man.
The IGBOS hold nothing back when they go to a place to reside.
The IGBOS are the least clannish in Nigeria.

The resuscitation and beautification of the nation Nigeria may actually lie in the hand of the IGBO man.

He has the highest at stake in Nigeria. He will strive for unity, love, peace and progress.

Let the IGBOS produce a presidential candidate.
A presidential candidate not presidential candidates.

#omalivingshow

Geraldine Abimbola Salau writes: Before Sunrise (Poshmarilyn Peotry)

Geraldine Salau

I wrote this piece, with the thought that we are living in a world that may seem to have lost colour.Its easier to give up and let our dreams die. Regardless of the circumstances, I want to encourage everyone going through a rough part, that there’s more. The storm is all a facade. I hope you find strength in these words.

‘Before sun rise ‘

The mist seemed endless,
Engulfed in haze of gory days,
Leaving no prints on the sea bay,
Paddling to darkness,

My people are mired in disguise,
Oh!
If only our sun could rise!
And restore our golden hue,
Before the morning dew.

Our feet has been encircled,
Within the walls of monsters,
Our tongues bridled,
Over powered ,
Like trees without roots.
If only our sun could rise!

Ensnared by their venoms,
Blurred visions of tomorrow ,
Like a ceaseless turmoil,
Clad in despondency.

If we could only realize,
Concealed within us,
The strength of legions,
And crumble this mirage into dust,
That
Beyond the reef,
Lies,
Our haven of sunshine,
With us an helmet,
Against the barriers of futility,
A camouflaged soul,
Over repression,
Within the sea of hearts,
Lies the fortitude,
Then our sun would rise.

Salau Abimbola Geraldine
Award winning poet
University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Fashion: POSH STYLE PERSONALITIES, 7 women that will inspire your fashion style.

After a long break, posh style personality is back and it features 7 great women with great sense of fashion and style.
These seven women are not just women who are doing well in their respective fields, but women who are try to always look good despite busy schedules.

Fashion is not shallow as most people think. Fashion is a way to express and introduce your self without having to say a word.

1. Nkiru Umeh known as @angelnikky on Instagram, is a nollywood actor and beauty entrepreneur.
Nkiru who is also a wife and mother knows the importance of looking good and no matter how busy and tight her schedule is, tries her best to look very good.
Her style is classy and unique. She keeps her traditional position as an Igbo woman in mind while dressing up and she emerges for events looking like a queen.

Nkiru Umeh

2. Folashade Samuels known as @mamajazzz on Instagram is a fashion entrepreneur and socialite based in the federal capital territory.
Her job reflects on her. You don’t get surprised getting to know she is a fashion expert. She gets eyes turning whenever she enters into any gathering. It’s one thing to have a great fashion sense, it’s another thing to be classy and unique. Folashade Samuels reminds us of the queen of England with her sense of style.
She is worth emulating.

Folashade Samuels

3. Ozinna Anumudu known as @ozinna on Instagram is fashion entrepreneur and the founder of the brand management consultancy called THE STYLE CONCIERGE and ozinna.com.
Her style of fashion is very easy yet very posh. Uniqueness drives her. She pulls off anything and comes out looking really great.

4. Marilyn Oma Anona known as @omalivingshow on Instagram is the next on our list. She is a media and social entrepreneur.
A TV talk show host who goes beyond the TV to make real impact in the society. Despite having such tight schedules, Marilyn knows that looking good is compulsory. She has a timeless sense of style. She is also very versatile and unique. She is not a fan of trends.

Marilyn Oma Anona

5. Nkiru Nwosu known as @lindisparkus on Instagram is a Lagos based fashion designer.She is the owner of fast growing fashion line known as CUTTIES AND SPARKUS.
she is known for always turning heads with her perfect figure and the right clothes.
She is also very versatile with her choices and ensemble.

Nkiru Nwosu

6. Cassey Bassey known as @casseybassey on Instagram is an Instagram sensation when it comes to style and great photos to showcase style.
Cassandra is a personal style blogger and stylist. She has great love for fashion and it is so glaring. She is a personal shopper and a chef.

Cassey Bassey

7. Evanny Isioma Patrick known as @evanny_patrick on Instagram is the brand ambassador of a beauty salon here in Abuja. She is also a civil servant.
Evanny is a great lover of fashion and loves to look good.

Evanny Patrick

These 7 women will turn heads at any event. Check them out on Instagram and get some style inspiration.

Stay inspired.

Marilyn Oma Anona writes: There is more to entrepreneurship than just being the CEO.

Marilyn Oma Anona

Going into any venture for the wrong reasons leads to frustration. In life, if you want to last longer it is best to always put purpose before profit.
This helps you handle life issues better and enables you come out stronger no matter what challenges you encounter.

In Nigeria, so many word have been used to the point that the begin to irritate you or make you not want to be associated with them.
One of such words is “entrepreneur”.

Nigerians from the past 5 years have used this word in such a way that I am sure the word is even tired. Many of us don’t even know the real meaning of the word.

7 out of every Nigerian particularly the youths you engage to find out what they do, they are always quick to blurt out; “I am an entrepreneur,”

Most of them don’t even bother to explain or tell you what industry or aspect of entrepreneurship they are involved in.

They think just saying; ” I am an entrepreneur” defines them.

Entrepreneurship is good.
It is a thing of joy to see that we have embraced it in this part of the world.

But most of us need to be properly schooled and educated on what entrepreneurship really is.

When most Nigerian youths think entrepreneurship, all they think of is the title that comes with owning a business or running a business.

You see them proudly or even arrogantly say; “I am the CEO of…”
Then you see them quickly embrace some funny terms like; “boss lady”, “self made gang”, “in a league of my own”…
Hilarious!

They think of not having anyone give them orders…
They are happy!

They think of waking up at what ever time they choose…
They are happy!

To them, they are already successful because of the title, being a boss of your own and not having to take riders from anyone and maybe having one small office of your own.

But this is not even the case.
The journey to becoming a successful and recognised entrepreneur is a tasking and very enormous one that requires a lot.

Let me make it clear…
NOT EVERYONE IS MEANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR.

We all have we’re we fit in.
There must be followers.
There must always be a team.
And being a follower doesnt mean you are unfulfilled.

Some people can only be successful as followers or only when they are followers.

You should know this.

Leadership is not for everyone.
A successful entrepreneur must be a successful leader.

Bosses are not leaders.

For those who are already entrepreneurs, I need to tell you this…

Dear Fellow Entrepreneur,
Sometimes it takes as much as a decade to build your brand and business.

Don’t start and expect to make it in a year or 2…
That’s the reason many are frustrated!

Good brands take time to build…
Give it time!

Remember, you will fail occasionally…
That’s how you grow and get better!

All the things you were taught and the ones you have been reading are not always applicable in the field…
You learn and get better with experience!

If you have with the mentality of making money instantly then you can’t be an entrepreneur.

An entrepreneur looks at the long term.
An entrepreneur must be patient.
An entrepreneur must put purpose before profit.

If you want quick money…
And want to see your money immediately…
Start trading!
Stick to buying and selling!
Stick to your 9 to 5 job.
The people who get easily frustrated as entrepreneurs are the ones who put profit and money before purpose.

#omalivingshow

Salau Abimbola Geraldine writes: A poem on jungle justice.

Geraldine Salau

This poem is about jungle justice.
It’s really becoming a menace in the society.
It’s surprising that people stand and watch while a life is taken.
I hope we can all be human again.

A minute
Blissful silence at dawn,
Evening clouds harried,
Holding sway lissome days,
Clad in rivulets of blood,
Dreams in a minute distorted,
Beneath thorns and spikes
Fettered feet, mangled hands in trepidation,
Lone voice buried beneath,
Brazened in depth rings,
Admist cheering of forestrangers ,
Silent whispers sinking with gusto!

Salau Abimbola Geraldine
Award winning Poet
University of Ilorin, Nigeria.