New Beginnings.

By Mode Pramoga - 03:25

Hey guys,

How are you all?  So, I had a pretty tough 2016 to beginning of 2017 lol. Well not really tough more like unfulfilled. Everyone knows my love for Fashion so thats really all i wanted to associate myself with. Learned how to sew and all that cool stuff but I still wasn't there. Also I had to go through an intense year doing my NYSC, for my Nigerian readers that know, its the most pointless and stressful program in the Nigerian agenda. For my other readers, NYSC is a compulsory one year program where we have to serve our country and work for the government. Its kind of like joining the military (Fun right?) Not really. Anyways I got that over with. Also in 2016, I lost someone dear to my heart, a friend that motivated me to follow my dreams. After he passed, I figured that I needed to do something with my life. I had not thought about moving to Paris yet because it was a reach to me but Uzi's passing motivated me to do this for myself and for the people that look up to me. My parents also became so supportive even to the extent of my dad asking me to build a portfolio so I could apply to Parsons, I was so grateful so  I started applying to different schools but I already knew that Paris was where I wanted to be. I got admitted to different schools both in Europe and in America but it was undoubtedly Paris from the beginning. Living in Nigeria for a year was not the best thing in the world. There was no inspiration, no motivation, very few people wanted to see you succeed, so it was very toxic and I needed to leave. During my time in Nigeria, I learned how to sew because I thought it was what I wanted to do but after a couple months of doing it, I realised it wasn't for me and I was just glad to have the knowledge of cutting and sewing but I did not physically want to do it myself. So I stopped and decided to focus on the business/Directing part of fashion because I know my mind works in a special way. This is why I decided to do my MBA in Fashion business. A dream come true. So I moved to Paris (which is super beautiful btw) after going through a rough visa application. Actually I thought at some point I was never going to leave Nigeria because everything was just going wrong but I am a very strong person. I never let anything bring me down. I have always had that mentality from age 16 to never ever let a bad situation bring me down because to achieve something great you have to go through hard times. Nothing good comes easy. I am determined to be the best at what I do and I don't care how long it'll take. I will get there. I am in this beautiful country with so many amazing creatives and I am going to take advantage of it.

I did this post because I have been getting a lot of messages from people asking me what motivated me to do a complete 360 after getting my bachelors in Politics and International Relations and why I decided to move to Paris. Like I already told some of you, follow your dreams, be who you want to be. If you feel like you are not happy where you are and you need to be somewhere else, work towards it. Apply for a scholarship if you dont have the funds. Start today, start now. If you fail, you get up and try again. No one made it in one go. Politics wasn't for me. I FAILED in school, incase you wanted to know, I re-did a year. It is nothing to be ashamed of but in my last year I had to get it over with because it was getting me depressed. So I did my best to make sure I graduated with a good result and honours and I did it. Many people want to see you Fail but at the end of the day they are focusing all the energy they can use to do something great on you, so appreciate the haters. They can be great too but they are distracted. On the 7th of October 2017, I lost another friend Gbemiga Abiodun. He was so driven. It made me think LONG and HARD. This life is about the impression you make on people and not the material things you have. I just appreciate my loved ones a lot more now. So please if you read this, my message is basically to say;

Follow your dreams, Love more, Live More, Be happy and do what makes you happy and cheers to new Beginnings

RIP UZI, RIP GBEMIGA

:) Love you guys xoxoxxoox


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