Written by Eromosele Patrick Eidusi
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Media Entrepreneur, Linda Ikeji ravishes her beauty for the latest issue of ThisDay Style Magazine.
Linda was shot by Ace photographer, Ty Bello and was styled by celebrity stylist, Moses Ebite for Moashy styling.
Ty Bello has this to say:
“LINDA IKEJI: So I remember a short moment I had during @officiallindaikeji’s shoot, we were all in her bathroom. She reclined beautifully in that tub, surrounded by the beauty team; everyone was readjusting something making sure it was all perfect but her phone was never far. I noticed she found moments to work In the middle of our drama. I was then transported into a moment in her life over a decade ago when someone asked what she did and the look of confusion and worse concern when she retorted: “I’m a blogger, I blog.”
“I know that confused – concerned-almost –condescending look I got when people didn’t understand my answer.
“I remember sitting in a car in 2001 and an older aunty asked me what’s that ‘thing’ you said you do again photography abi? Everything about her tone put inverted commas on the word. But I stayed engaged because I knew she was genuinely interested and somewhat concerned. I answered yes and then she responded, you are living your dreams abi? And before my goggly eyed self could respond, she jerked me forward with a loud WAKE UP!!!! I’ll never forget, not necessarily the conversation itself but the conversations I had with myself afterwards. I was so shaken, no one had spoken so direct. Most people just figured it was best to give me time to figure life out till I get a real job in that conversation.
“I did wake up to the truth that I had made a choice I was going to live as a CREATIVE and that it wasn’t something to see where this goes. This was going to be IT, my life, my future so from that conversation choose to give it everything! Every once in a while I still yell at my self-WAKE UP!!! And I ask myself the real questions ‘Am I giving it Everything?’ For to live the life of my dreams, I must do it completely awake.
“Special thanks to @officiallindaikeji for letting us into her beautiful space and being such an amazing host and to the team that worked on this Etidunju.”
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