Remember Alex Gede #In14Ways #Fitness #Model

I grew up in a divided home. With my dad and my step mother, two brothers and a sister. Like every typical Nigerian family, mine was big. But I never felt like I belonged. Never felt much love. Never found my place.

I blamed it on my mother not being there for me. So I promised myself I’ll never raise my kids in a divided home. With that, I looked up to religion to keep me on the straight and narrow path.

I had my first relationship when I was 25 and she became my wife and the mother of my two kids. Life as I knew it was done. I’ve ticked all the boxes. Followed the rules to the end. Masters degree holder, my own house, married with two kids (a boy and a girl).

When my marriage failed. The world as I knew it came to an end. My life ended. My religion, family and friends didn’t help in any way, instead, they made things even more complicated and difficult.

I was dead and lost. Lost everything. I was gone completely. But because of my kids, I decided on hang on. Just when I thought I couldn’t anymore, I found fitness and wow has it given me a new life.

I gave up my old believes, most of my friends and family, my banking career and started something new.

After more than 2 years of reconstruction. I now have new goals, new beliefs, new friends and family and 2 years older kids.

My company A-Grade Fitness Ltd is growing stronger and stronger by the day, my new full time job doesn’t make me hate Mondays and the gym is my second home.

I’m Alex, Alex Gede and this is me.

I’m here to tell you that even at the last hour there is hope. After death is the reborn. Never give up, never stop fighting and don’t be afraid to leave people that feed you negative energy behind. It does not mean that they are necessarily bad people. They are just not fanning your flame.

I’m not done yet. I refuse to stop now. So watch this space and see for yourself (from a distance or close by, it’s up to you) what kind of man I’ll become.

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Alex Gede in 14 ways

Meet Alex Gede. A model, fitness instructor and a start up fashion entrepreneur with an infectous positive outlook towards life ..’

1. How are you today.

My day is great thanks.

2. Where are you from. 

Originally from Bayelsa state in Nigeria. Native language is Ijaw. Do not ask me to say anything in it.

3. How are you finding modelling.

I really enjoy it. Always loved the ideal of being someone else. Art and creativity never gets boring.

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4. What’s life like being a boss in fashion.

It is still work in progressing. I just want to give something back to the African community. 

5. Is it easy being a dad and a fashionista.

It is not easy as I need to get back home in time for days I promised to spend time with them, But they are a blessing and a delight. So it makes every thing worth it.

6. Your fav bad habits.

If I start a movie or tv series, can’t stop.

7. Your best modelling job and why? 

Playing FBI agent for a BBC sketch show was so much fun. Was the first time I was given my own cabin and all that. Plus the shooting was at the Warner Bros studio with Fantastic beast and where to find them 2 shooting next door.

8. Your worst nighmare.

Being unhealthy and out of shape. When growing up, I hated food because I was scared of putting on weight.

9. A place to revist. 

Paris. Was too short a stay.

10. Goals for fashion afric. 

To be the first choice for online African fashion shopping all over the world. We are still enrolling designers and speeding time promoting the website.

11. Who loves you most.

My mother. I do not tell her when I am stressed or down as it will make her worst than me and I will need to help her get better instead of focusing on me. Haha.

12 What would you do differently as a model

We need to find a way to get models doing less unpaid works. Or even more pay.

13. Do you find prejuduce a challenge in fashion. 

Prejuduce is everywhere. I don’t pay attention to it. I focus on positive things and my goals.

14. Where do you see yourself in 5 years. 

Fully self sufficient and self empowered. Completely my own boss. An African tour promoting Afric fashion pride and helping designers in Africa see how they can conquer the outside world is in the works too.

More info about Alex and fashion Afric can be found at http://africfashionpride.com.

Thank you Alex. You are a bright rising star! Dont stop slaying. May God increase you and your family. Amen ..’


By Aremuorin
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Haja Isha Kamara in 14 Ways

Meet the winner of Best Make Up Artiste for Afric Fashion Pride 2017

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Who Is Haja Kamara 

1) My name is Haja Isha Kamara. 19 years old ..’

Roots and direction ?

2) Have three brothers and two sisters. Second oldest. Born in Sierra Leona and raised in the U.K. Live with parent. In college studying health and social care (going to university next year). Love fitness and dancing. Picky /healthy eater. Love makeup and drawing (art). Want to work in the public health or become a occupational therapist

How does make up make you feel

3) When I do makeup I feel like I can show who I truly am. I love the concept for creating the art of someone’s face and make them into a complete different thing and the art of it just intrigues me so much.

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Who would you like to work with – famous celeb

4) I will like to work with different celebrities actually but first I want to start with the African celebrities and then walk my way up gradually.

Aspirations

5) My aspiration is to continue doing what am doing and getting all the support I need and hopefully have my own makeup brand.

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What’s winning this award done for you

6) Winning an award from Afric Fashion Pride has really changed everything and has given me more motivation to get better and better and I should never stop going, and has also made me feel like am getting appreciated for my work.

Where can we see you in future

7) With the makeup business probably owning my own brand and doing couple master classes (for makeup).

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Who are your role models

8) My role models are always going to be my parent and Oprah Winfrey they have been through a lot and still coming out stronger then ever and I really admire them so much.

How would like to be remembered

9) I would always like to be remembered as a good makeup artist but I would also like to Open a charity in my country hopefully by God’s grace and make a difference in people’s life.

Your ideal destination

10) My favourite get away which I haven’t been to yet will have to be Bahamas and Ibiza.

Your dream date

11) My dream date, normally am not a person who likes too much of fancy things, but something simple and romantic, but also breath taking. (Always keep it simple).

Something no one knows about you

12) Something not everyone knows about me. Only my family does. Am a good baker and good with technology.

Last record played

13) Chris brown loyalty album (big fan of his).

What are you listening to now

14) Love music (all genre apart from rock). 

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Congratulations and thank you for the interview. Pleasure catching up. More successes and good luck with uni. Be amazing! 

By Aremuorin

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Àrèmúorin – Anthony Everest is a Jazz, Soul-R&B Multi Award Winning Indie Singer-Songwriter, Author, Producer. No1, 49+ Weeks, Jazz Charts.

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