#GIFTED&MATURE – MÉLINA ONDJANI

GOSPEL SINGER MÉLINA ONDJANI SHARES HOW SHE DISCOVERED HER CALLING AND EXPERIENCES AS A TEENAGER. 

 

Melina Ondjani is a gospel singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Gabon, Africa but now resides in France. From being awarded a Balafon Music Award for the song/music video ‘‘Que serais-je’’ (Who will I be), to integrating several Gospel choirs and singing back-up for different artists such as Celine Dion – Melina has done it all. Her debut album was released in 2011 with 12 songs of which she wrote 10. On the 14th of January 2015, Melina released her cover/music video to Anita Wilson’s ‘All About You’ in French – a cover which has now fired up to 22,678+ views on YouTube.

Watch and listen to it here:

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ANDY COOKE – ‘ENTREPRENEURS’

CO-DIRECTOR OF RETAIL STORE ‘ENTREPRENEURS’ ANDY COOKE TALKS BOUNCING BACK FROM FAILURE TO SUCCESS.

 

Andy Cooke is a 28-year-old independent graphic designer from Staffordshire with a BA in graphic design. He is also an associate lecturer at Staffordshire University for the Advertising & Brand Management award, an artist agent for the RareKind Illustration Agency and one of three directors running the Entrepreneurs Store in Stoke–on–Trent, Staffs.

Entrepreneurs is the catalyst for urban culture within Stoke–on–Trent. It exists as a platform to celebrate urban culture on as many levels as possible — from music to art, fashion and more. It sells premium, branded streetwear that’s grounded in skate, graffiti and urban pastures, as well as graffiti paint and other artist supplies. On the first floor of their building they hold exhibitions from artists of all kinds that hail from around the world, and host workshops from screen printing, sign painting, letterpress printing and more.

We caught up with Andy to find out how it all began and the process behind planning and starting up a retail store:

 

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KARIM NASRI

EFFICACIOUS WRITER KARIM NASRI SPEAKS ON THE MISCONCEPTIONS OF AUTHORS AND TRUSTING YOUR GUT. 

 

Karim Nasri is a 23-year-old writer/author from London, who began writing when he was just 18 whilst working for an IT company in 2010. It was in the midst of his boredom at work where he began to write a poem – a poem which turned out to be one of the many he would write in the near future. We caught up with Karim to find out more about this passion of his:

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NEW MUSIC – NIA EKANEM

ORGANIC AND ACOUSTIC SOUL SINGER NIA EKANEM TEAMS UP WITH NEGO TRUE FOR “CHANGES”.

 

Nia Ekanem is a 22-year-old independent, organic and soulful singer from Birmingham. Released on May 8th, his new single “Changes” featuring Nego True is based on the cycle of life, and expresses the “changes” both artists have been through.

Watch and listen to “Changes” below:

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OUR OVERALL PURPOSE – MERCY ABRAHAM

“ROYALTY WALK” BLOGGER MERCY ABRAHAM BREAKS DOWN OUR OVERALL PURPOSE ON EARTH.

 

Introduction

I believe that the majority of us as young adults have the genuine desire to inspire people, to bring positivity to our environment and ultimately make a difference in the world. Elaine S. Dalton once said that “if you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.” When it comes down to it, there are only two types of differences that can be made on earth. One being a TEMPORARY DIFFERENCE and the other being an ETERNAL DIFFERENCE. We all have a choice to choose the type of difference we make.

What type of difference are you living to make?

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PEER PRESSURE

HERE ARE OUR 5 TIPS WHEN DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE.

 

If you’re dealing with peer pressure know that you’re not alone. No one ever wants to be left out and this is why peer pressure often happens. There isn’t a specific manual or guide of ways to prevent peer pressure, but we’ve put together 5 tips that may come in handy if you ever find yourself being under peer pressure:

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NEW MUSIC – TAHIR REGISTER

INDEPENDENT ARTIST TAHIR REGISTER DEBUTS HIS NEW SINGLE: “TELL THE TRUTH.”

Tahir Register is a 25-year-old independent artist and founder of theblackmedia.org, born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. His new single “Tell The Truth” – a socially conscience, thumping record about truth and sacrifice was released on the 8th of June; a part of his upcoming EP titled: “Black Canvas”.

Listen to his single below:

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