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Monday Motivation of Inspiring Persons

Hi Friends,

Been a minute but I’m here 🙂 . A little bit of  #Blogger’sBlock (?) but all’s falling back into place now.  Thought to share with you some pretty cool trailblazers of possibilities, for their talents, in their different spheres of influence who have most recently been very inspiring …

Amara Enyia

Amara Enyia is a 30-year-old Nigerian-American Chicagoan municipal consultant and community organizer and she is planning to run against  Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February 2015 mayoral race. Read why she is running here and more about her here

AMARA ENYIA is running for mayor of Chicago because she believes in transparency in government, integrity in leadership, and equity in policy.
AMARA ENYIA is running for mayor of Chicago because she believes in transparency in government, integrity in leadership, and equity in policy. For more info, like her FB page here

Lupita N’Yongo

Lupita continues to wow us with her wins (talent), fashion style and personality… Lupita Amondi Nyong’o (born 1 March 1983) is a Kenyan actress, film director, and music video director. She made her American film debut in Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave (2013) as Patsey, for which she received critical acclaim Read more about Lupita here

Lupita accepting her Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award for 12 Years a Slave at the 45th NAACP Image Awards. (Source – Her FB Page)

Yagazie Emezi

Visual Curator at yagazieemezi.com. She shares one of the passion of this blog i.e  dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic. Yagazie is a witty vlogger, visual artist/cartoonist, artsy afro~bohemian who recently relaunched her website to feature fellow upcoming creatives’ work. How cool is that. Gotta love creatives who support one another. Check it out here

Yagazie Ledi Francisca Emezi was born and raised in Aba, Nigeria and moved to the United States in 2005 where her love and yearning for home led to an intensified passion for Africa and the arts.Check out her youtube channel

Dayo Okeniyi (One to watch)

Oladayo A. “DayoOkeniyi (born June 14, 1988) is a Nigerian-born actor, popularly known for playing the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games. Raised in Lagos Nigeria, he began acting in theatre at his elementary school. In 2003, Dayo, the youngest of five siblings, moved from Nigeria with his family to the United States. Dayo received a Bachelor’s degree of visual communications design in 2009. After college he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting, his true passion. Feb is the month to watch, his recent projects are Endless Love, Cavemen and House of Cards.

 Dayo Okeniyi
Dayo Okeniyi FB page here

Dayo on Camera

As we all beautifully dream and positively do, inspirational stories such as these shine the light of the possibilities, serves as a push to make us  strive to be a better version of ourselves in our callings ( not in competition with others)…and be an influence in our generation..

Beautifully dreaming, positively doing…





Wishing everyone a great start to a great week.

All over the news, social media timeline and newsfeed, is a beautiful vision of red and  a glowing pride of Africa at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. Kenyan Lupita Nyong’o the ‘12 Years A Slave’actress, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, looked so wonderfully glamorous Sunday night in a bold red gown by Ralph Lauren. Although these African talented stars may not have snagged the award, they sure got the ball rolling with the nominations. Fingers crossed, I read in a FB newsfeed “sometimes they skip people over at the Golden Globes to reward them at other distinguished awards. So we can just hope that this is what will happen”

lupita nyongo golden globes dress

lupita nyongo golden globes dress
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Our very own (but of course you know, the reference of “of Nigeria origin” is more applicable) “, Nigerian Chiwetel Ejiofor nominated for
Best Actor in a Drama – ‘Dancing On The Edge‘, already has
five Golden Globe Award nominations. Chiwetel is nominated against Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom‘s Idris Elba, Captain PhillipsTom Hanks, Dallas Buyers Club‘s Matthew McConaughey (who won) and All is Lost‘s Robert Redford.Chiwetel Ejiofor was also nominated for his role in ’12 Years A Slave’ .

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Chiwetel Ejiofor and his girlfriend Sari Mercer hit the red carpet together at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday

28-year-old Somali-born newcomer actor  Barkhad Abdi for his role in “Captain Phillips” He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. “Honestly, I’m in a state of shock,” he said of his unexpected acclaim. “I’ve been blessed, it’s a really great feeling, but wow.” he said in an interview with StarTribune. Wishing Barkhad more Hollywood recognition and success.

Barkhad Abdi
Barkhad Abdi, a supporting actor nominee for “Captain Phillips,” arrives at the 71st Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday. (John Shearer / Associated Press / January 12, 2014)

Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Mini Series for ‘Luther’ (which he won a Golden Globe for in 2010)  and Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ is the Ladies’ Man himself –  Idris Elba – (Sierra Leone/Ghana) who proudly strutted the runway with his pregnant girlfriend.

Sharp-suited: The British star looked dapper in his navy blue suit and white shirt

Red carpet: Idris and his pregnant girlfriend pose at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the annual ceremony
British actor Idris Elba and his pregnant girlfriend Naiyana Garth joined forces on the red carpet at LA’s Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
Courtesy – Daily Mail

Worthy of mention and congratulations on their forthcoming baby ::

Pregnant Kerry Washington seen for the very first time with Nigerian  husband Nnamdi Asomugha [via Global Grind]

Wishing all these actors all the best, as they keep representing the African continent, reflecting her utmost and full potential in all ramifications, globally.

For the full winners’ list, click here

Beautifully Dreaming… Positively Doing..