We had the good fortune of connecting with Esosa Kadiri and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Esosa, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Firstly, I would say the dream of having my own work hours and not having to answer to any authority was my driving force coupled with the fact that, being a mother of 3 children with so much on my plate, taking control of my time in a productive way was my next goal, these compelled me into pursuing my passion. But, there’s so much work to be done in order to turn your dream into your career with passion. Secondly, There is no passion without fear, and I mean fear of the unknown precisely speaking, fear that you might not succeed. One thing that I always remember is that fear is actually a driving force to pursue your dream and stay determined. “If your dreams don’t scare you they ain’t big enough.”

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
By profession I am a Social Worker, I graduated for Brandman University where I obtained my BSW. By art and entrepreneurship I am a makeup artist and Okuku stylist. Okuku is an African traditional wedding hair from Edo state Nigeria. I creat different Okuku styles for brides on their wedding day. I do all types of makeup from glam to every look.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of my favorite place to get outdoor and active is Stone Mountain Ga. I love this place because you get to climb the mountain, hiking, cable car, and it’s a great place to have an outdoor walk. My favorite restaurants are pappadeaux and cheese cake factory. A nice hang out place that I can take my friend to hang out with me is ACE Atlanta they have great music and wonderful entertainment. I love arts and painting, paint with a twist is one of the beautiful places to get hands on painting party.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I will start by giving thanks to God almighty for giving me the Grace and resilience to stay focused, and for guiding me through. Also a big thank you to my husband who has always been my encourager thank you for believing in my abilities, lastly thank you to my children for been so cooperative they have always been my reason to get up and do more, to be a role model to them is an understatement.

Instagram: @heysoso.lux

Youtube: Styles with Soso

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Ese Kadiri

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