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Performing at BlackOutUK ..’ – #MercyfulGrace #LoveIsLove #BlkOutUK

Written by Anthony Everest

I was, last minute called, on the last sunday of the year to perform, at the first BlackoutUK brunch, which was my pleasure. A great honour, to be asked, to perform my new self penned song IfYouNeedMe. Thank you Nzube for the capture🙏🏿.

This year, I wrote & produced a compilation album featuring a brand new self penned song “If You Need Me”, from the forth coming Ep “OBLIVION”, scheduled for realease in 2020. Also won 6 awards internationally for “Music & Community Support” including “Oustanding Creative Artiste Of The Year from BBI

The critiques that challenged my decision to perform here got me thinking. Then, it just occurred to me, that – On #2020Vission:

Anthony Everest, Photo Credit: Black In Motion – https://MercyfulGrace.Blog

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The evil that antiquated religious & cultural #ignorance ensues is deadlier than WW3. Make love lead the #way ..’ – #In14Ways

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Each to their own dogma. When a self righteous kettle calls pot black, moral logic, precludes all sensibility ..’

Anthony Everest performing “If You Need Me & Never Around Ep live” @blkoutuk, Photo Credit: Black In Motion – https://MercyfulGrace.Blog

I guess it’s safe to say, nobody is normal. Otherwise, it would be, a perfect world. Self love brings clarity.

Selfie: Anthony Everest & Emran, Photo Credit: Anthony Everest – https://MercyfulGrac.Blog

My self esteem is not wrapped around your likes, or dislikes. Just because it’s successful does not mean it’s credible.

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That’s why some of you don’t want to wake up. You love illusions, fairytales and daydreams. Perfect, myriads for the slavemaster.

Black Boy Joy, Photo Credit: Anthony Everest – https://MercyfulGrace.Blog

Do you and #FollowYourDreams. I am pretty sure if Jesus listened to his critiques he would have left humanities cross of shame behind at calvary. That’s why Jesus said its finished.

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Some folks have been through hell from cultural & religious abuse. So this space is ideal for respite or re-conditioning the mind, body & soul with great networking opportunities in a safe environment.

Since 2012. Many friends and colleagues told me to work closely with the LGBTQ+ community. I didn’t get it. Now. I do. Straight folks are not homophobes. Self haters are. So much work to do. So little time to do it. Love is a wonderful cure for antiquated #ignorance ..’ – #In14Ways

#2020Vission #Love #AnthonyEverestMusic

Love is the only truth and only the truth can set you #free. The rest is a waste of precious #time and we all know time is #money. Nobody is wasting #mine.

When God has given me greatness; why hide it under a rock – for fools?

Culture is not set in stone; otherwise, we would still be ridding donkeys to Jerusalem and burning witches at the stake.

You can find out more about BlackOutUK at https://blkoutuk.com/

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#MercyfulGrace
#IfYouNeedMe
#lightroom #lighting
#lovequotes #loveislove

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Oris Erhuero ..’ – #In14Ways #Interview #Showbiz #OrisErhuero #MercyfulGrace

Last year, I wrote & produced a compilation album featuring a brand new self penned song “If You Need Me”, from the forth coming Ep “OBLIVION”, scheduled for realease in 2020. Also won 6 awards internationally for “Music & Community Support” including “Oustanding Creative Artiste Of The Year from BBI (EMA Awards). Bookings: AnthonyEverestLive@Gmail.com

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Had the opportunity to interview Oris Erhuero, recently. A new Bond era. Fit for Her Majesty’s Service ..’ It was really inspirational and indepth. Here is the interview:

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

1. How do you adapt to winter?

So far so good, as the winter has it’s thing with me, where it keeps me on my toes at all times.

2. Whats keeps you busy?

Right now my family keeps me very busy. As well as my good friends, that I haven’t been able to make time for, during the year, due to work commitments.

3. Why is fitness important to you.

Fitness is extremely important to me. It’s a lifestyle for me, no doubt. It’s parts and parcel of who I am. It’s one of the many things in life I will always live and swear by.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Netflix

It’s something that’s been installed in me since I was a kid. It’s what led me to break dancing, martial arts, weights, running, meditation, yoga, and the urge for me to push and compete with myself. It has been very rewarding to my career in ways that I never saw coming I would like to say it’s an institution within my life.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

And a medical proven fact, that one will for ever stay young, healthy and alert with time and age, no matter what, and where one is in life, as long you are willing to slice and save time out of your 24 given hour a day to commit.

4. Your latest movie “EUROPA” playing at Film festivals around the world at the moment … Tell us about it.

Well. it’s a true story, told from – as a movie – shot within a movie. The inside movie tells a fictional murder story, a drama and love triangle. And the «outside» movie tells above all a razor sharp analysis of contemporary life in Europe by the award winning Rwandan director Kivu Ruhorahoza (Grey Matter, Things of the Aimless Wanderer). He decides to film his new movie, A Tree Has Fallen, in London.

Oris Erhuero – Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

It is, to be a stylish drama. about “Simon”, the character which I play, a mysterious “Nigerian man”, who returns to London to make amends with Anna, his mixed-race lover (Lisa Moorish) and Bruce, Anna’s white ex-husband (Matt Ray Brown).

Progressively, this love triangle mirrors the increasing social and racial tensions in Great Britain, and Europe today right now. This is in parallel to his narrative fiction, “Kivu documents”. This tensions by filming a series of rallies in the streets of London.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

But inevitably, the ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy of the ruling Conservative Party comes back to haunt the reunited lovers and to disrupt Kivu’s film making effort. Sensing that his London stay is coming to a forced end, Kivu attends a far right protest to try and understand the rising xenophobia of the Brits and of his character Bruce.

5. Barriers you have had to break down.

One of the many things in life I have learned is that from the day we were born, no matter what race, gender or tribe we are, there would always be a barrier without fail in front of us.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Robert Lapworth

I believe it’s part of all of our destiny and mission in life to fight for what we believe in, and that will come with a lot of barriers. I have had to keep in mind, that the many that came before I was born, fought to overcome what I wouldn’t probably think is a problem, today. For example; ‘Racism’ – today isn’t what the likes of my father and mom had to bear in the 60’s, in the west. Today, it’s a different kind. It’s all psychological. For example in my case, transcending from the fashion and modelling world.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

“For me, being a person of colour, I had to fight my way through all the racial political crap that came with it to get work. However, you keep pushing through, with a positive mind set, or it can eat you up and discourage you from growing. I walked from the world of fashion onto my first tv series in the 90s, and forcefully been the character that was intended to be a guest star in the first episode, to being one of the leading characters”.

At that time, when and if you came from modelling, or the fashion world, you were never taken seriously, for TV. So, having to push through that in the 90s, was a big deal, and then having the opportunity to transcend from TV to Film was a barrier, As Back then, doing TV was the death of an actor, as once you started there you died there, you couldn’t cross that line to film ever, and then finding myself blazing through that barrier on to films and stage and people accepting the change ,was a big deal.

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Oris Erhuero – MercyfulGrace Blog

It’s funny with the help of social media, how many people are taken back by my journey from the beginning, to where I am now; because to them, many people back then, where kind of stuck in a time zone and didn’t, and couldn’t, cross that barrier.

I have become part of that generation that can juggle anything thrown our way. So, for me, it’s almost a trill to say to myself; let’s do this, and surprise myself in the process. Today many of us can do music, produce films, write and direct them, as well as collaborate with fashion houses, simply because many of us understood that breaking down Barriers, and constantly transcending would always pay of in big a big way.

6. So you are an SGI Nicheriann Buddhist? Tell us about it?

Nicherian Buddhism’s for me is the simple in-depth discovery of common sense in it’s entity, taught to me through the sgi Soka Gakkai international, meaning value creating society.

It’s a diverse Buddhist community network which comprises of more than 12 million people in 192 countries and territories around the world. We, as Sgi members, base our practice on the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren Buddhism, which teaches that each person has within the courage, wisdom and compassion to face and surmount any of life’s challenges.

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Oris Erhuero – Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

Based on core Buddhist principles such as respecting the dignity of human life and the inter connected-ness of self and the environment, we engage in various peace activities including human rights education, the movement to abolish nuclear weapons and efforts to promote sustainable development.

7. Does God and The notion appeal to you? What does it mean to you?

Yes, the term appeals to me in many ways, but that also depending, on how each individual of any form of belief system. sees it, and understands it. But in my case, as a Nicherien buddhist, we have the term called the mystic law, which is “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo” in English, it means “Devotion to the mystic law of the universe” or “Glory to the sutra of the lotus of the supreme”.

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Oris Erhuero, MercyfulGrace Blog

This is the central mantra chanted within all forms of Nichiren Buddhism. However, at the end of the day, as a Buddhist, we believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible through chanting and prayers. That’s my notion of God and how it appeals to me. Nevertheless, it all begins and end with prayers to deeply understand that notion.

8. Have you compromised something you love for the greater good of mankind or would you.

Yes, many many years ago in the 80s before Nelsons Mandela release from jail, I was scouted as a model to go and work in South Africa along with other models. The offer was incredibly lucrative, but even as I was young, it didn’t sit well with me. I had this feeling if I cross that line; it would be the point of no return, as many artist and musicians were warned not to go, as it will be a disrespect to Mandela as well as those fighting to abolish Apartheid.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

As fast forward years later in May 1994 the week of his inauguration, an agent invited me again to go to South Africa, and that’s where my carrier in the end really jumped of from fashion and modelling to TV and film career.

And going on almost 27 years, I really believe in my heart that when I look back, that act, and sacrifice I made with out selling myself short or selling out by crossing that line back then , really payed of for me today , and it was worth it. That act has lead me in making many decisions today no matter how juicy it seems to say no and walk away without any regret.

9. Life as a black person, does it seem like a fairy tale to you or is it a survival game.

To be honest at times it does feel like the survival game.

I have had to work super hard, and pray incredibly hard, that people will look past this colour of my skin and just see the greatness in me, there also see in themselves And that really broke through for me when I arrived in ‘South Africa the week of May 1994’.
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Oris Erhuero – Photo Credit – Torunn Lillo

In addition, I was very fortunate to meet Mandela and certain people I would have never been able to sit in a room with in the west.

I had arrived as a young man to chase my dreams at a period of change in a country where blacks and whites fighting alongside against racism where dealt a hard blow by the Killing of Steven Biko, and many more countless people and kids got shot and killed for speaking up.
Watching one man, who had been locked up for 27 years come out and bring the people, regardless of their colour, together to live as one in harmony. That special moment and time changed me forever.
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Oris Erhuero – MercyfulGrace Blog

So today, wherever I go, I take that spirit and energy of Mandela and those who fought alongside him, with me. I remember this when I work in a place where I don’t see people like me. I just make it known that I’m a human just like you, so whatever misconception you may have of me or people like me, we need to get past it and get on with the task at hand.

But from to time to time, I find myself slipping in to that survival mode and having to catch myself, and to be honest I have seen the positive impact more so lately. I now deeply feel slowly, slowly, the survival game is slipping away for good.

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Oris Erhuero – MercyfulGrace Blog

I truly believe in my hearts of hearts the reality is settling in and people are tired and want to get along and just live in harmony, and yes sometimes it’s all about the mind-set and where we are in the moment.
I sincerely believe we all have the power to make a change where we go from here.

10. Actors you will like to co star with?

Anyone that can act, and do it like the greats.

11. Your hide away?

The Nordics

12. Your 4 non negotiables.

A). Racism

B). Leaders who come in to Power and break their promise.

C). People who abuse their power and position in life.

D). The 4th would be any one who discriminates against any gender of any kind, as people should be free to be who they believe they are. Period.

13. Best advice given.

My best advice ever given to me was by the iconic Sisley Tyson. We met in South Africa while I was taking a break from filming.

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Oris Erhuero, Photo Credit – Antonio Rui Ribeiro

And during one of our moments together, she invited me to the opening of the Robben Island prison in Cape Town where Nelson Mandela spent part of his 27 years incarcerated. This Prison was now been reopened and turned in to a museum, as a great reminder of Nelsoms Mandela’s past.

As we sat on the ferry ride talking, she just stopped in the middle of our casual conversation, and said to me that I should never underestimate myself and the power in me.

To always stand my ground no matter what, know my worth and to never sell myself short. She lived by those words by introducing me to one of the most powerful mangers in Hollywood, doubling my salary for the next season – that changed the game for me. So now, when in doubt, I go back to that moment.

14. SAY some wishful & grateful things for humanity to come to pass.

I believe in my hearts of hearts THAT AFRICA RIGHT NOW THIS MOMENT IS THE NEXT 21 CENTURY AND 2020 WILL MAKE IT LOUD AND CLEAR, IN WAYS BEYOND OUR IMAGINATION.

Close: Thanks for the interview. It is a real treat. Will just like to add an after thought here. “You are a dream come true and incredibly inspiring. I will pay a million bucks to have the opportunity to do this interview all over again, and again. One day the world will thank you”.

Life will fade, but time will prevail. So, get on your ship, and take to sail. My prayer for anyone going through arduous challenges is that you find your beacon of light. Don’t let go of that hope in your heart. Darkness despises #light ..’ – #In14Ways

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Bromance? ..’ – #In14Ways #Bromasexuality #MercyfulGrace

Written by Aremuorin

New York Times, Jim Farber – wrote about a new age of ‘male codes’ on the new “pop cultural norms”, around bromanhood.

It is a very well researched piece and thought provoking too. I for one, wasted no time to find out more.

I have always found my orientation un traditional, topical, chin-wagging, or mis understood. This gave me some nuggetts of wisdom for clarity.

Just like, or unlike, me, from a traditional view point, or out of curiosity for interest to dismiss or educate, read more here.

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Interview: Hellen Atim – #In14Ways ..’ #HellenAtim #WomenMakeChange #MercyfulGrace

Interview by Aremuorin

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1. Who is Hellen Atim

An African Gangstar lol. African heroine, mother, phillantropist, music and film producer.

2. How did she become

From domestic violence survivor to charity CEO & Multi Award Winning Film Maker.

3. Is she ready

You bet. Eat or be eaten.

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4. What is the dream

To rule the world in a big baloon.

5. Who inspires you?

My God who is love and life.

6. What crosses have you had to bear

Picking up all my crosses and getting on with it.

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7. Do you forgive and forget

I do.

8. What is life to you

Giving truthfully.

9. What legacy would you leave your kids

Independence and entrepreneurship.

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10. What’s your fav job Music or Movies

It’s a tie. They are twins.

11. Places of interest

Good Churches & Home. Home is where love is personified.

12. Which two actors do you dream to cast

To be picky will be insulting, to the tremendous talents I know, internationally.

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13. Why do you like “If You Need Me”? by Anthony Everest

How could you not like a beautiful universal song about love.

14. Say a prayer for humanity.

May God keep us away from; all evil, now known, and unknown. Amen.

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Thank you for this wonderful interview. All the best.

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The Wisdom of #Jesus ..’ – #In14Ways #Mercyfulgrace #SundayConfession

Written by Anthony Everest

The wisdom behind Jesus washing his disciples feet is #deep ..’ – #In14Ways

As the light transcends more light, so does the light reflect more light. Without say, so does the light shine, forth ..’

When your friends, turn foes (the ones you thought would stick around) – that’s when this light will find you ..’ Shine on you. Beneath you. It will engulf you. Radiate you. Liven you. Become you.

And to this light, may you shine, and shine, and shine again – until – the whole world see’s the light in you! Amen ..’

People think some Christians are not evil. Think again. Judas was #one ..’

I’ve seen amazing things and been to amazing places in my life. If I told you, I’ve walked on clouds, you wont believe.

So, let’s just say, nothing compares to someone talking, and walking, within your heart. Gracefully. Night and day. Gently ebbing you the upward stream!

Gratitude never leave my door. I need it in abundance. But I will never take responsibility for your insecurities, projected, at me ..’

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#Love

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Giuseppe Nkansah, #Model ..’ – #In14Ways #MercyfulGrace

Giuseppe Nkansah, Interview #In14Ways – https://MercyfulGrace.blog

Finally, caught up with the man himself. Took a while but we are here now. This rising multiple award winning fashionista is faithfully driven with passion, coupled with good hard work ethics, very admirable ..’

1. How are you today

Am wonderful! Thanks so much.

2. Whats your story

My Name is Giuseppe Nkansah, originally from Ghana but born and raised in Italy. After I finished my Studies in Media, I decided to move to London where I started my career in the Fashion Industry.

Life has be up and down, but I still move on.

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3 Who inspires you most
The Person who has inspired me the most, is me because I know how much I have prayed, and how much I have worked so hard to achieve what I have dreamed of, since I was a child. So yeah !! I am the my own great inspiration. I motivate myself a lot even when nobody else does it.

4. Do you think you have a hard reputation?
Yes I do.

I am always Positive.

5. What wont you put up with?

Putting others down.

6. How do you define yourself

Creative

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7. Whats life harshest lesson?

When you trust someone so easily.

8. Would you love again?

We can’t never stop Loving.

True love doesn’t have a happy ending, because true love never ends.

9. Who would you trust?

God. I love this verse. It says:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. I love it.

Without my trust in him, I would not be where I am today.

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10. Is modelling a great job?

For everyone, it is different. On my side, I have never had complaints.

Actually… yeah !!! The worst side in the modelling job is when the team aren’t on time.

I love when they style me. Make ups? baah, hard to find the right make up artist. In many pictures you see, I do direct myself, actually, I also direct the photographer, to make sure he has the right angle.

I can be annoyed most of the times but you need to remember you are the image.

I do remember my second shoot I had in year 2012, we spent 11 hours just for 3 collections.

I will never forget it. But the good side was they brought food. Without food, I can’t pose in front the camera.

I love it not just because I love pictures but I have had the chance to meet great designers.

If you want to ask me about how much they do pay me, sorry it’s confidential.

11. Next big plan
I love surprises. Trust me.

You better wait and see.

12. Advise for newbies
Dreams and Visions can take time but it doesn’t mean you need to stop believing in yourself. You have the power to control your Vision, you should not give up, no matter what. Work hard and Never forget to put God First.

13. Whats your weakness?
To be honest,

I feel shy most of the times
Especially talking in public, and this is one of my weaknesses

14. Say a prayer for us, all and humanity

May the Lord help us to achieve our dreams because everything is possible.

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