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

Hi Favour, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“If Mohammed does not go to the mountain, Mohammed will go to the mountain.” This proverb means that if things do not go as planned, one must change one’s actions to accomplish what needs to be done. For years, this proverb has served as my motivation, pushing me to go out and do what I need to do, to step out of my comfort zone and achieve my goals rather than waiting for them to come to me.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I began my career as a makeup artist at the age of 15, which presented many challenges. Many people did not believe in my craft and dismissed it as a minor hobby. I’ve had to constantly prove to others that, regardless of my age, I have the talent and determination to be a successful makeup artist. Of course, this has not been easy, especially since I had to balance makeup, school, and my 9-5 job, which required me to work more than 45 hours per week to support my family. The most important lesson I’ve learned thus far in this journey is that practice is the most important key in a craft. I remember crying one day because I couldn’t get a look right, but that didn’t stop me from trying the look many more times until I finally got it right after a month. It doesn’t matter that it took me a month to achieve that look; what matters is that despite feeling defeated, I persevered and eventually succeeded. This has been a recurring pattern in my career as a makeup artist, and it has resulted in significant growth. I want the world to know that my brand and story are those of a young African girl with big dreams and even bigger determination who has managed to keep her dreams and goals on track while also fulfilling her responsibilities.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my bestie came to visit for a three-day weekend, I would take them to the Flying Biscuit Cafe for brunch so we could catch up, then we would go to the trap museum to explore and learn. We’d get dressed up for the evening and go to dinner at 10 degrees south. The following day, we would have lunch at Ikes Cafe and Grill before heading to the Atlanta Botanical Garden, we would most likely have a mini photoshoot there. We’d eat dinner at home before heading to Skyview Atlanta. We would have a picnic at Piedmont on the third day and then go shopping at either Cumberland Mall or Mall of Georgia, Then, in the evening, we’d go to a skating rink or bowling, and if time allowed, we’d also go to Topgolf. The most exciting place to visit, in my opinion, is the diverse restaurants and many fun activities and games that one can participate in.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
This shoutout is dedicated to my mother, aunty Bimbo, Maryshine, Abijah, and everyone else who has believed in me and supported my growth as a makeup artist.

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