FASHION DIRECTOR/EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Our cover subject this week is a name you either love or hate. In the world of social media, she reigns supreme and has had more than her fair share of ‘haters’ because of the numerous feathers a comment or two from her blog must have ruffled. But undeterred and ambitious, she has soldiered on to become a household name. What is most inspiring about this young lady though is that she started from literally nothing to become what she is today. She did not have any silverspoon to feed with or some godfather to rely on. She simply worked hard, still does, to attain her goal. Many women of today, especially the beautiful young ones, rely solely on their looks to live the life they have not worked hard for. They believe the world is there for their taking and all they have to do is ask. I look with pity as they flit through life with a vast array of all the designer stuff money can buy. They g o on ceaseless holidays and live on social media. They do not worry about tomorrow believing it will take care of itself. Some of such ladies are lucky enough to get married along the way to someone who can keep them on such lifestyle. Others have woken up along the way and empowered themselves with business or proper jobs. But the sad ones are the ones who after several decades, reality stares them in the face when they realize they have nothing to fall back on. There are many of such women around. So please take a leaf from this Linda Ikeji’s book and do something tangible with your time while you still have it on your side. And also, try and impact positively on as many lives as you can as she has done. One of the greatest signs of success is if a product you created lives long after you and this should be the goal of everyone out there who has a product to sell.